Areas where parts of the body bend are sometimes called ‘flexures’, and psoriasis in these areas can be worsened by sweat and friction. If you have plaques in these areas, they may not be scaly like other plaques and may be redder and shiny, potentially more painful, and can require different treatments applied to the skin, designed for sensitive areas.
I used to cover up my knees and elbows but the clothes rubbing against me really hurt and made them bleed more. I now keep them uncovered when I’m at home. Hiding them made me feel embarrassed and ashamed, especially in summer. It was freeing to work past that, but it took time and also CBT therapy to get over some of my anxiety and self-esteem issues.