Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.

When it comes to spending time in the sun, people typically hear one message loud and clear from doctors: Avoid direct sun exposure without adequate protection. To prevent deadly skin cancer, medical experts urge limiting time in the sun and the use of sunscreen and protective clothing, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when sun rays are the strongest.

But some people find that spending a bit of time in the sun helps their psoriasis symptoms.