Studies have shown stress can worsen psoriasis. When you’re stressed, your body reacts. And while stress is known to make psoriasis worse, psoriasis can make you more stressed out. Breathe deep and count to 10. Take a relaxing soak in the tub. Call up a friend to vent. Meditate. Focus on the positive and incorporate relaxation techniques into your daily routine. All are ways to bust stress and perhaps help keep psoriasis flares at bay.