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Soaps for Psoriasis: These 3 Bars Are Amazing
Do you shower with a grater or use acid as a body scrub? Probably not, unless you’re really, really filthy. And the same should apply to normal soaps, which are crap for psoriasis.
In fact, many soaps can’t legally call themselves soaps. Which is why they get names such as “beauty bars.” The reason is because they’re nothing more than detergents, with synthetic lathering agents, harsh chemicals, and no fat or glycerin to keep your skin happy.
Saying that, there are soaps that go against the grain, and they can be surprisingly cheap. You can get bars for less than $15 in most cases. And the difference they make is like night and day, just check out the image on top!
Adovia Dead Sea Soap
I’ve mentioned that Dead Sea salts are important for psoriasis before, and I’m going to ram it home again . Infused with unusually high mineral content, such as potassium, zinc and magnesium, they help to regulate the natural moisture balance of the skin, act as a natural UV blocker, and clean out all the dirty impurities that may pile up.
While a trip to the Dead Sea is the best choice, it’s not so easy on the wallet. The next best thing in this case, however, is a bit of soap. And from my experience Adovia Natural Dead Sea Mud Soap is one of the best. The key is to, once you soap-up, let it stay on your skin for a few minutes to allow your human hide to absorb all of those nutrients. It’ll leave your skin so smooth babies will look like haggard old leather handbags in comparison. Trust me.
Black Therapy 9 Charcoal Soap
Made from processed carbon, this baby can only be described by one word – “bubbly.” Every bar is like a sponge, with millions of small pockets. This is great because having so many pockets gives it a humongous surface area that pulls in unwanted molecules like a magnet.
In many ways, our skin is also like a sponge. It’s a permeable membrane that allows toxins and other contaminants free entry like a revolving door. And activated charcoal soap not only pulls out and bacteria from its surface, but toxins from underneath the surface.
The one I like the most is made by Black Therapy 9, and is called Bamboo Charcoal. Sleek, black and speckled with gold bits, it soaps up well and is good at descaling. My hands always looks smooth for hours afterwards!
Sappo Hill Soapworks soaps
Last but not least are natural soaps: ones which are cold-pressed and use organic oils and fats. These are the best for psoriasis, and if you find one, rest assured it will be miles ahead compared to most “soaps” you’ll find peddled in shops. However, make sure to read the labels for even those who proclaim to be “handmade”, as even they are sometimes produced with synthetic agents.
There are tons of good brands out there. One that I like is called Sappo Hill Soapworks, and they make a wide selection of soaps. Their best? It has to be the one made out of oatmeal, coconut oil and glycerine. Oatmeal is great for psoriasis as it stops itching in its tracks, and coconut oil is a top moisturiser. I’m not a person that gets excited about soaps… but this… its like skin crack. And you get a dozen in a box, so it lasts for ages.