Surviving Summer Heat with Psoriasis

by Sabrina Skiles Patient Advocate

Summer means pool parties, beach time, BBQs and family time. But for those with psoriasis it can come with a lot of stress, especially if one is experiencing a flare up. But thankfully there are plenty of easy ways to finish the summer off strong and in style. Read on for tips on surviving the summer heat despite psoriasis.

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Light-weight and flowy fabrics

Opt for light-weight fabrics such as cotton and viscose. These types of fabrics still allow your skin to breathe, which is vital when you have dry skin. This and this are some great options.

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Quarter length sleeves

Quarter length sleeves are a life saver, especially when experiencing a flare up in the summer. You can cover up but still feel stylish, especially with options like this and this. Never be confined to wear sweaters or heavy fabrics again!

Loose rolled up pants to stay cool
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Quarter length pants

You can keep professional and cool with these or these. For your weekend errands or hanging out with friends, don this or this and you’re still covered up yet wearing breathable fabric.

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Dresses

No matter what mood you’re in, simply pair a dress with flats and a light sweater and you’re ready to take on the world (with or without a flare up!). Any of these light-weight maxi dresses are perfect for summer, when you’re not quite ready to show some skin: here or here.

Summer clothes with flowery bright patterns
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Fun patterns and bright colors

Studies show that fun patterns and bright colors can make your day. Who doesn’t want that? When the day’s not going quite like you planned, choose between any one of these to cheer you up: this, this or this.

Sabrina Skiles
Meet Our Writer
Sabrina Skiles

Sabrina Skiles is a lifestyle and psoriasis blogger, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer just two days after her 35th birthday. She created her blog, Homegrown Houston as a lifestyle resource for millennial women and those living with chronic conditions. She shares daily inspiration from health and wellness, motherhood and marriage to managing a chronic disease while living a stylish life. Sabrina is also a volunteer mentor, coach and social ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation. You can find her sharing #chemolife and psoriasis tips while living a stylish life on Instagram @sabrinaskiles.