Should I Use Sunscreen on My Psoriasis? A Q&A with Dr. Truong

By Beth W. Orenstein
August 17, 2022

This article is part of a Q&A series in which a healthcare professional in our community answers your frequently asked questions.

We asked: “I thought natural sunlight exposure can help psoriasis. Why do I need to apply sunscreen?”

Allison Truong, M.D.: When you have psoriasis, soaking up a few rays can be a good thing. Ultraviolet rays from sun exposure can help clear and possibly prevent psoriasis plaques.