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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.

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I'm just an average 26 year old living with psoriasis. Over the last decade, I've tried everything, from real snake poison to rubbing banana peels over my body. I've finally found an approach that's working for me, and I'm sharing it with all the flakers out there. But Psoriasis Blob is not about one man, it's a growing community of great, red people.



12 Responses to Soaps for Psoriasis: These 3 Bars Are Amazing

  1. Jamie says:

    hey there fellow red person. my name is jamie and i am 27 years old. i have been dealing with psoriasis for close to 9 years now. i definitely agree that the right soap makes a huge difference. i use shea moisture brand’s olive and green tea shea butter soap. it is amazing. 100% organic with soaps made of coconut and palm and it also smells great! gender neutral scent. anyway i found the soap at walgreens. soap has made a huge difference for me. just recently started adjusting my diet, cutting back on sugars and gluten in general. also goldenseal is a good supplement. i have recently read articles saying psoriasis may be an immune response to intestinal overgrowth of candida. what are you thoughts on this gest? anyway i just wanted to say thx for passing along what has worked for u. it took me a long while to find anything to help my skin so i always keep an ear out for what else i can be doing to encourage it. it takes a positive attitude and patience to see my efforts paying off.

  2. Jamie says:

    well i just wanted to expound upon my question. it was mixed in with several statements of thanks so i am not sure if you caught it. I recently looked up thrush, which is a white build up that develops on the tongue. I read that it is cause by a yeast called candida. people with candida also experience among other thing: digestive issues, ringing in the ears, recurrent infections in digestive, sinus, ears, and reproductive systems, PSORIASIS, acid re flux, bad breath, nail fungus-sometimes called nail psoriasis but in pictures it looks identical. this yeast is a natural part of our make up but due to factors like mercury based tooth filings, antibiotics, steroids, vaccines, alcohol use, and diet choices, they will overgrow and begin to cause many problems. this is an interesting idea to me because i have never found a quick fix for my P. but i do remember that the doc treated me for ringworm when my skin first broke out because my plaques were round and empty in the middle just as they have been the 2 times they cleared completely. he treated me with an anti fungal. that was one of the time my skin cleared. yeast is a fungus. it grows in our GI tract until it branches out and breaks through the intestinal wall. this allows for food particles to enter the blood stream and be attacked by our immune systems. 70% of the immune system is contained in the digestive organs. so all of this really interests me and i was wondering what your thoughts on it are. there are two websites in particular that i will suggest to read more about it because they are how i have learned what i know thus far about it. they are http://mindbodyandsoleonline.com/health-nutrition/taming-the-yeastie-beasties/ and http://www.thecandidadiet.com/ . both were very informative and the second has a simple at home test called the spittle test that you can conduct yourself to determine if this is a problem for you. they also talk about a process (i am always wary of quick fixes-they are usually gips) that will take a while but it will help if this is the cause of P. please be warned, if you do choose to begin the process, most of the time the symptoms-including P- get worse first before they get better. it’s called die off. the sites also mention this when they describe the method of treating it. as one fellow red person to another, i thought i would pass the idea along in case it would help you. i am always trying to be proactive and do things to encourage my skin. hopefully it will help you. take care and let me know what your thoughts are on all this. peace and much love from jamie.

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