My first date ritual for living with psoriasis

| Nitika Chopra

Getting ready for a first date isn’t just about putting on a cute outfit. It’s about getting into the right mindset. For me, the hardest thing about dating has always been the “psoriasis dilemma.”

Is he going to notice? When do I tell him? What if he decides he doesn’t like me any more because of it?

Over time, I have found that the questions and concerns don’t really go away. They’re always there in the back of my mind. But I’ve found ways to comfort myself through the discomfort of a first date.

Check out my video to learn the three things I do to go from "anxious" to "at ease" on a first date. 

When you put yourself out there and are about to meet someone new, it's important to feel comfortable in your own skin, especially when you're living with psoriasis. 

I hope my advice helps! 

Nitika Chopra is a certified life coach and wellness entrepreneur who is living with psoriasis. On a mission to inspire radical self-love, she founded the popular online magazine Bella Life in 2010 and hosts the talk show Naturally Beautiful on Z Living.

The opinions expressed by National Psoriasis Foundation Blog contributors are their own and do not reflect the opinions or positions of the National Psoriasis Foundation. The information posted on the NPF Blog is not intended as, and is not, a substitute for professional medical advice. 

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