Rachel
...feeling frustrated Rachel @rachwl

Itch, coping, strangers

How do people deal with self confidence in showing off their psoriasis? I'm on meds but my psoriasis particularly on the legs still looks ugly. I want to love summer but my skin just makes me wish for winter

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Theme Psoriasis in Winter Confidence and Psoriasis

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bernadette
bernadette @bernadette3

I have it on my legs and I wear shorts and let the sun at them


Ava
Ava @ava1

My heart goes out to you, Rachel, as I remember how it felt when I thought "everyone" was looking at me. They aren't - truly. Of course, some may look at your lovely face and think it sad that you have spots on your legs. They may wonder about them. (And, yes, some will be turned off by them. It helps to remember that people are turned off by a lot of things they don't understand.) Either way, people will fear contagion or express disgust, pity, etc. a whole lot less if you walk tall and sport a wide smile! Sometimes you have to "fake it till you make it." That is, you have to act a little first to make the projection of confidence real to yourself Prayers and best wishes, dear! You're not alone out there!


Clint
Clint @NJClint

Keep using meds but start using lemon πŸ‹


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

I just have to put the clothes on and leave the house without thinking too much about what bits of psoriasis I have got hanging out. Then once I'm out of the house I can't change anyway! I was out in shorts this afternoon and my knees had got progressively flakier through the day with no moisturiser... but what could I do? Just keep on keepin on and try not to give it a thought...


Clint
Clint @NJClint

It's 100 degrees in New Jersey this week ...ugg


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Walk tall, proud and Smile ❀ Exposing little bits at a time can help work up the courage. It can be so hard.. but it can get easier, We have to learn to Love and Approve of ourselves ❀


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

When it comes to building self-confidence, perception is everything. The way you view yourself has a huge impact on how others will ultimately perceive you. I have learned to not criticize myself. Often, the harshest critic comes from within. A lot of us tend to have a part of us that is critical of appearance. If you talk to yourself in an unkind way, talk back in a kind way, the way your best friend would, for instance. Remember, self-confidence is a powerful characteristic to cultivate. The trick is to recognize that you aren't defined by one foul up, or even two or three. Remember, we are on a journey and self discovery. First time I went out with my shorts (my legs were covered in P), I put some sunglasses on and I wore a hat. I never looked at people. I looked past them and smiled (to hide my self consciousness). I knew people were staring at me and it made me uncomfortable but with the sunglasses and hat, I felt more confident and less self conscious. It is not easy but once you put your mind to it, it becomes easier. LOVE AND ACCEPT YOURSELF. You CAN own self confidence. Remember that.


Ava
Ava @ava1

Yes, yes, yes, Michelle and Sarah!!! 🌺🌻πŸ₯€πŸŒΉπŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŽ‰


Clint
Clint @NJClint

You ladies are beautiful no matter about psoriasis I can tell with your caring loving responses on this site your beautiful mind speaks volumes please keep up with lemon πŸ‹ it will change your life for the better 😊


bernadette
bernadette @bernadette3

Hi Rachel I have it a lot on my legs but in summer I wear shorts on holidays at moment and shorts all the time there my legs and let people look if they want I was just at swiming pool and saw a very big women in bikini as was in the water enjoying she didn't care what people thought and she's right once she's happy WHO CARES


Linda
Linda @linda5068

I understand how you feel wish we could enjoy summer ☹️


Susan
Susan @godcares

Rachel no other way, in my opinion, but to do life. Live it! It's really tough without a doubt but, from a course I took many, many years ago, "it's not that we can't do something, it's that we won't"... This is how I was able to deal with PTSD. Was it easy? Not really but it certainly was the best thing I ever did for my confidence. 2 choices. Get busy living or get busy dying. Guaranteed that living is way more fun. Honestly, and pardon the verbage, but who gives a shit! Really, most people have their own crap going on in their own lives so take your life into your own hands and live it to the fullest. It's really fun. You may, like me, lose friends but later you will be happy for that loss. We all get to have people treat us the way we like by treating ourselves great! We are all great and let your lovely light shine Rachel. Blessings to you always.


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Very well said Susan I totally agreeπŸ‘ it's not always easy but it really does make life easier if you adopt this attitude.


Clint
Clint @NJClint

Epic responses Susan can throw down with the best of them.😎



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Rachel
Rachel @rachwl
Teignmouth, UK

Im 22 years old, I have mild aspergers syndrome. I love to treated like everyone else either though sometimes I may act differently to others. Im very sensitive. I study photography degree at Exeter Uni. I suffered from psoriasis from the age of 16





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