This Is Your Psoriasis on Stress

When you have psoriasis, the state of your condition often mirrors your emotions. Read on to learn why the connection is way more than skin deep.

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    Jenn Sinrich

    Jenn Sinrich


    Jenn Sinrich is a Boston-based freelance writer, editor, and content strategist with a passion for all things health and beauty. She's also a proud new Mama to a one-month old daughter named Mila. In addition to Health Central, she contributes to publications including SELF, Reader’s Digest, Women’s Health, Glam,, Parents and more.