Psoriasis is a common and chronic skin disorder that is characterized by inflamed lesions and silvery white scales. Faulty signals in the immune system cause new skin cells to form at an increased rate. The body is unable to shed these cells away as quickly, causing them to pile up forming lesions. The most common areas on the body afflicted by psoriasis plaques are the elbows, knees, lower back, and scalp. Psoriasis can cause extreme skin irritation, cracking, bleeding and psychological distress. This condition is typically prevalent in people between the ages of 15 to 35. Keeping the skin moist and hydrated, avoiding harsh sunlight, eliminating dairy products and red meats from your diet, applying a broad spectrum sunscreen, keeping the surroundings moist with a humidifier, taking supplements- all help in alleviating psoriasis.