The Most Inaccurate Statements About Psoriasis I’ve Heard

man touching skin
Sam Burriss

woman applying moisturizer cream to hydrate hands

Psoriasis is only dry skin.

Pretty young woman hiding behind leaves.

Psoriasis is a cosmetic issue.

woman scratching arm

Psoriasis is eczema.

Man having shower in a tub with a forest view

You need to bathe more.

pharmacist giving prescription

There is a cure for psoriasis.

Man drinking a bottle of water.

You aren’t drinking enough water.

two women in winter clothes talking and laughing
Genessa Panainte

It worked for me, it should work for you.

Woman's arms in pink sweater with pink flowers.

Psoriasis skin is ugly.

young black woman smiling

Black people hardly get psoriasis.

Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges


Alisha Bridges has dealt with psoriasis since 7 years old after a bad case of chicken pox triggered her disease to spread on over 90% of her body. For years she hid in shame afraid of what people would think of such a visible disease. She has suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks due to psoriasis.

Years ago Alisha wrote a letter entitled “My Suicide Letter.” The letter was not about actually killing herself but killing parts of her like low self-esteem, fear, and shame so she could truly live to her fullest potential. This proclamation catapulted her into psoriasis and patient advocacy. Following this letter she created a blog entitled Being Me In My Own Skin where she gives intimate details of what it’s like to live with psoriasis.

Alisha is a community ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation and has served her community in countless ways to help give a better understanding of what’s it’s like to live with psoriasis. Her life motto is the following: “My purpose is to change the hearts of people by creating empathy and compassion for those the least understood through transparency of self, patient advocacy, and dermatology.”

Alisha is also a Social Ambassador for the HealthCentral Skin Health Facebook page.