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.
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