(answer carefully, it's certainly not our butts.)
[oh summertime, and red hair!)]
A: Psoriasis! Random, but true. I started getting flaky red patches mostly on my torso sometime around the age of 24. It sucked, and I was really worried at first that it was something awful. The doctors sent me to a dermatologist who diagnosed me with guttate psoriasis. I'd always had sensitive skin, but this took it to a while new level of sensitivity. Options for psoriasis treatment (as told to me by my derm) are: light therapy (which they said I would need 3 times a week- and would cost me my deductible ($25) every time), a spray that should be used sparingly bc it can 'thin your skin' (uhhh!!), and a pill that had possible liver/kidney side effects. All this to treat something that is just a cosmetic skin condition. It seemed pretty vain to take on a medication that could potentially harm me to get rid of a harmless skin condition. I opted for the spray which I used VERY sparingly - and it worked immediately. But lately I haven't used the spray at all. My psoriasis is considerably better in the summer since the sun works the same way as 'light therapy' would. But in winter, or when I'm stressed, my psoriasis flares up a bit. Recently I started washing my face with coconut oil (as mentioned yesterday), and also using it as a moisturizer, before showering, on my torso. I've definitely seen a difference in my skin, the psoriasis outbreaks are much more subdued. So, just a little public service announcement for anyone out there with psoriasis, I can only speak to what worked for me and I'm not expert, but I've found this to be an easy and healthy solution.