9 Ways to Help Prevent a Psoriasis Flare

By Beth W. Orenstein
Reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
May 19, 2023

A psoriasis flare can really get in the way of living your best life. This is an unpredictable disease, and you may not always know when your next flare is coming—but what if you can take steps to help prevent it?

We turned to the experts and medical research to share which healthy habits may give you the best chance of avoiding flares or having less severe symptoms when they do happen, so you’re more comfortable in your skin.

1. Find the Right Treatment—and Follow It Closely

No. 1 on the list is to closely follow your treatment plan, if your doctor has given you one, says Paul Yamauchi, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at the Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center, in Santa Monica, California.