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A day at the beach can help manage your symptoms only if you are careful. For most people with psoriasis, moderate sun exposure is beneficial. However, exposure to sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light should always be done cautiously and in moderation. The exposure should be just long enough to cause a mild redness the first time, then gradually and carefully increased on subsequent occasions. Prolonged exposure to sunlight, such as being at the beach all day, may actually do considerable harm, especially if you are fair-skinned. Severe sunburn may cause the psoriasis to spread all over the sunburned areas. Sunscreen should be used to protect against sunburn.