David Nieves, MD, shares all the important facts on the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S.
While the beauty world is clamoring over skin tone diversity — an important banner that many makeup and skin-care brands are taking up — there’s one thing that the industry isn’t really talking about: skin condition visibility. Common conditions like eczema and psoriasis remain hidden in the shadows for the most part, the products shelved near the floor of the skin-care aisle below all the on-trend mists and sheet masks.
But in 2018, that’s changing. Already this year fast fashion brand Missguided released a campaign titled #InYourOwnSkin that featured models with skin conditions like albinism and psoriasis, and back in February, CoverGirl signed a model with vitiligo to front its biggest foundation launch to date. It’s a start to making people who have these conditions feel welcome and wanted in the beauty space.
In particular, 7.5 million Americans are affected by psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. And a quick Google search will show that there is an overwhelming amount of information out there, but not all of it is reliable (hey, the Internet isn’t perfect). So, we spoke with David Nieves, MD, board certified dermatologist and expert in treating psoriasis,and Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital, to learn more about the autoimmune disease. Ahead, everything to know about psoriasis, whether you have it or not.
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