Psoriasis doesn’t always follow a set pattern. It’s common to experience flare-ups as well as periods that are free from outbreaks over many years. Practice good skin care even when you’re not having a flare-up. Get into the habit of bathing in warm — not hot — water, using fragrance-free cleansers, and wearing non-irritating fabrics like cotton.
“Your treatment plan is a marathon, not a sprint,” said Dr. Fromowitz. “Stay involved, be informed, and be an active participant.”