It is understandable that you may feel self-conscious about your psoriasis and that this could undermine your self esteem. At times, it can become difficult when meeting new people or a potential romantic partner.
You should not feel like you need to hide yourself away, there are helplines and patient groups that you can talk to about how your psoriasis is making you feel.
It is important that you talk to your friends and family about how you feel too - give them patient booklets so that they can understand more about psoriasis, they will want to support you.
Starting a new relationship may feel daunting, but if you are honest with your new partner about your psoriasis, they will be able to understand how it affects you. If they have feelings for you, your psoriasis should not matter to them.