Some other factors to consider this summer

Keep the following psoriasis triggers in mind when planning your summer activities and vacations:

  • Wearing tight clothes, hats, shoes and jewellery: Tight-fitting clothing and accessories may irritate your skin and cause psoriasis symptoms to worsen. Plan for loose-fitting clothing when packing for holidays.
  • Alcohol and smoking: Alcohol may be a risk factor for young and middle-aged men, and severe psoriasis is sometimes seen in people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Besides its links to many other health risks, smoking may also trigger psoriasis flare-ups. Live healthy this summer and limit your intake of alcohol. If you smoke, every attempt to quit will reduce of risk of the harmful effects of smoking.
  • Nutrition: Doctors are unsure what part diet plays in psoriasis, but they suspect that nutrition may have a small role in this skin disorder. Keep in mind that a well-balanced diet is part of a healthy lifestyle for people with or without psoriasis. Plan for healthy meals and snacks this summer to maintain your overall health.

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