The disease causes inflammation in the body, leading to the formation of red, itchy patches of raised skin coated with a silvery-white scale, also known as plaques.
The visible symptoms take a mental toll on people living with psoriasis -- Joni Kazantzis's account for Elle is particularly eye-opening. And, while there are numerous blogs explaining the condition -- including Joni's -- this disease remains largely misunderstood.
Thankfully, among the many people who are opening up about life with psoriasis are a slew of celebrities whose platforms serve as a means to raise awareness and remove some of the stigma. Read about their experience below.