Exposure to Sunlight
Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can slow down the growth of skin cells and reduce inflammation in the affected areas. Sunlight can also help improve mood and mental health, which may be especially important for people living with chronic skin conditions like psoriasis. It is important to use caution when exposing the skin to sunlight. Overexposure can increase the risk of sunburn and skin damage, which can worsen psoriasis symptoms. Healthcare providers may recommend controlled sunlight exposure or phototherapy, a type of medical treatment that involves exposure to UV light under controlled conditions, as a treatment for psoriasis.