4 Tips for Putting on Makeup When You Have Psoriasis on Your Face

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4 Tips for Putting on Makeup When You Have Psoriasis on Your Face

The right prep can make all the difference.

For years, I’ve had psoriasis on my body—typically my knees and elbows. It was usually easy enough to apply a topical treatment, cover it up, and forget about it. But two years ago, I started getting patches of psoriasis on my face, and it was a whole different story.

While I wanted to go makeup-free as much as possible to keep my skin clean and free from products, I knew I would feel more comfortable if I could conceal my psoriasis when I was going out. And a quick application of tinted moisturizer followed by my trusty concealer stick just didn’t cut it any more.

Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, can cause red, scaly patches that may itch, crack, and bleed. And, if they’re on your face, those patches “can make applying makeup evenly a more difficult process,” Sarika Ramachandran, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, tell SELF.

Read on: 4 Tips for Putting on Makeup When You Have Psoriasis on Your Face

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