Psoriasis is a condition where skin cells mature at an accelerated rate. Instead of shedding off at a normal rate, the skin cells remain on the surface of the skin. This auto-immune disease is characterized by lesions caused by a buildup of cells on the skin’s surface, often appearing in red patches with silver scales. Psoriasis is usually classified under the larger category of sensitive skin. For this and other sensitive skin conditions, PCA recommends seeking the advice of a licensed skin health professional to help you define a path to healthy skin.
- An impaired barrier leads to constant moisture loss
- Dry, flaky skin is common
- Visible redness is a sign of underlying and superficial inflammation
- Blood vessels are larger and, therefore, more visible
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