Hi, I’m Rena and I wear my warrior scars with pride. I was first diagnosed with psoriasis at 13 years old and without a doubt it has been a roller-coaster of a ride, and I’m still on it!

It is a journey that test’s physical, mental and emotional strength which can really change you as a person.

Psoriasis has most definitely had an impact on the person I am today and has given me confidence that I never knew I had within me and without a doubt has made me a stronger person with a crazy personality lol, not to mention great acting skills to hide stuff that I don’t want others to know or see…..I definitely think I deserve an Oscar haha!

I often get told I have a style about me that is different, bold and somewhat out there. Again, I have psoriasis to thank for this. I was always covering up and dealing with the dullness that comes with this condition, so  decided to infuse my style with great passion! I love it and its #RenRstyle.

#RenRstyle is a passion of mine and I try to embrace this side of me as much as I can. I love all things creative and have a huge interest in beauty, fashion, hair and make-up. I enjoy it so much that I have trained in the industry and am a freelance make-up artist. I have had some great opportunities in this industry and have worked on some great fashion shows and shoots.

“Warrior scars are just an accessory, confidence is my secret”

Through trial and error, I have worked out what works for me, having psoriasis hasn’t stopped me from creating on-trend looks, and having some element of normality, with an added twist #warriorscars

Most of the time I’d hide what was really going on with the effects it was having on me in every aspect of my life. My turning point was in 2010 when I was given the opportunity to make a film about my journey with Psoriasis.

Exposed opened up a whole new world for me and I realised how much I had shut away. I wasn’t going to carry on the way I had.  The new confident me was born!

The film has reached so many other sufferers which has helped many others around the world. Knowing that my journey helps others not to suffer in silence has been a lifetime achievement, and I’d like to continue to support my fellow psoriasis warriors!!

I will be sharing my journey and experiences; it’s not just about the condition but life in general as it all comes in to play.

Wear your warrior scars with pride, I do!