Life
psoriasis sufferer

By Sarah Francis


A brave psoriasis sufferer has shared candid photos of her condition.

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Celia Martinez, 26, posted revealing images that show the unique markings along her body.

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She was first diagnosed with the disease two years ago after catching an infection.

After coming to terms with her diagnosis, she embraced her imperfections as beauty.

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Now, she hopes to encourage other sufferers to love their skin, too.

Celina, a receptionist from Granada, Spain, said: “My psoriasis is something special since it is triggered by a blood problem.

“I have very high levels of Anti-streptolysin O (ASLO) and I also have a bacteria called streptococcus that produces it.

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“At first, as I imagine for anyone sick, it came as a shock and it was a pretty hard blow, but after time I decided that it was best to take it with much optimism and a big smile every day.

“I told myself that this disease does not define me or how I live my life.

“For this same reason I decided to share the photos of my body on Instagram to motivate all those people who have it and suffer for it, so that nobody feels less and they know that we are very brave warrior.”

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Celia has over 10,000 followers on Instagram @celia_dalmatita where she details her journey with the condition.

She added: “I think my greatest virtue is my optimism and that every day I wake up with a smile.”