Psoriasis sufferer learns to feel beautiful in her own skin after years of hiding away

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SWNS Giorgia is fed up of hiding under layers of clothes because of her psoriasis (Picture: SWNS)

Giorgia Lanuzza used to hate stares from strangers, but, these days, when she wears a bikini, she wants people to look.

The 24-year-old from Basingstoke, who has suffered from painful psoriasis since the age of 13, says she’s finally learnt to feel beautiful in her own skin and now hopes to inspire others with the skin condition.

Giorgia admits she felt like a ‘freak’ throughout her teens and would cover herself in layers so people couldn’t seen the inflamed red blotches which cover her skin.

‘My psoriasis looks like red, raised spots and people looked at me as if I was disgusting and they might catch something,’ she says. ‘People would stop and stare at me in the street.’

SWNS skin The 24-year-old was diagnosed with the skin condition after her father died when she was…

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