'I don't want to get rid of my psoriasis'

Giorgia Lanuzza isn’t ashamed of her body and wants to encourage other women to feel the same


A photographer suffering from severe psoriasis has been inspiring others by sharing pictures of herself with the skin condition.

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And Giorgia Lanuzza, 25, has declared that she does not want to be cured of the chronic condition.

The photographer, from Basingstoke in Hampshire, was first hit by psoriasis following the death of her father in a road accident when she was aged 13.

The condition – which causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin - later spread to cover 97 per cent of her body when she got sick on a trip to Thailand.

Medical treatment helped to get the illness back under control, but she has now decided she does not want to be rid of her psoriasis – and has taken to social media to support other sufferers.

"So many people have the same condition as me. So many people are uncomfortable or insecure or unconfident with themselves, whether it be psoriasis or anything else," she said.

Her Facebook page, titled "Different Skin – The Real Giorgia", had more than 1,300 likes at the time of writing – and features a host of images of herself and her skin condition.

"It's for people who want to ask for information, and if they can post their pictures I'll post mine. It's just the best feeling," she continued.

"I'm trying to show that you can be beautiful with your flaws, and yet the whole world has been brought up to learn something different.

"I want to help people feel better about their skin. I don't want to cure mine. My Dad left me with this skin and I will keep it forever as a memory of him."