5 Most Common Psoriasis Triggers

Dermatitis,,Eczema,,Allergy,,Psoriasis,Concept.,Annoyed,Young,Indian,Woman,Scratching If you’re living with psoriasis, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with red, scaly patches that seem to take a long time to go away. Understanding your triggers can help you manage your psoriasis and prevent flare-ups. At First OC Dermatology, our team understands how tough psoriasis can be, and we’re here to support you on your journey to clear skin. Let’s take a look at some common psoriasis triggers.

Immune Disorders

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks healthy cells. Other immune system conditions can exacerbate psoriasis. If you develop an immune system condition in addition to skin issues, it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor about the steps that you can take to help your body and skin stay as healthy as possible.

Hormonal Changes

Hormones are responsible for many of the body’s processes, and changes in your hormone levels can trigger a flare-up of psoriasis. Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can all cause serious hormonal changes that can cause psoriasis symptoms.


Stress is taxing on the body and can make it more likely that you’ll experience a psoriasis flare-up. Lowering your stress levels as much as possible can be helpful in keeping your skin clear. If you don’t already have a self-care practice around stress management, you may want to consider meditation, yoga, or journaling to help keep your stress levels low.

Smoking and Drinking

Smoking and drinking can also elevate stress levels in the body and introduce toxic substances that can wreak havoc on the immune system. Limiting or eliminating these substances can help you get and maintain clear skin.


Any injury to the skin–such as insect bites, getting sunburned, or having a cut or scrape–can trigger a flare-up. As your body works to send out an immune response to heal your injury, your psoriasis may be affected.

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If you’re ready to get the help you need with your skin, our team at First OC Dermatology is here to help. Reach out to us today at 949-679-9997 to schedule a consultation.


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