As well as being triggered by certain genes or environmental factors, psoriasis sufferers may notice flare-ups during different periods of their lives, including if they smoke or drink too much, experience high levels of stress, or are going through puberty or the menopause ⁴⁰.
Your doctor will choose treatment for psoriasis depending on its type and severity, where it appears on your body and your age. Emollients, ultraviolet light therapy and systemic medications can all help in managing your condition ⁴¹. There is no cure for psoriasis, but regular application of skin emollients round the clock can offer great benefits ⁴².
Used regularly, emollients can help to remove scales, improving the appearance of your skin; soften rough patches, making them less likely to crack; and relieve the itchy sensation ⁴³. Cleanse with QV Gentle Wash or soak in QV Bath Oil. Moisturise with a psoriasis cream such as QV cream or QV Skin Lotion and get relief with QV Intensive Ointment when your skin is in flare.