Psoriasis Soap: The Dirty Truth

On the search for the perfect psoriasis soap? Well, you might not need it.

That’s ’cause you’re crawling with bugs. And while that sounds dirty and dangerous, many of these microbes are friends, not foe, and pretty darn important for skin health.

Here’s why – your stratus corneum (described by Wikipedia as the “horny outer layer of your skin,” LOL) is your first line of defense against the outside world and all its harmful pathogens. So how does it keep all the bad stuff out?

Well, you can thank the lipids that live in this outer layer for that.

These lipids are awesome – not only are they antimicrobial, but they also serve as a natural moisturizer, helping to seal water into your skin’s tissues. And you know how crucial it is to keep your skin well hydrated when you’re living with psoriasis.

The thing about soap is that it removes these important oils from your skin. When you lather up with soaps that are full of toxic chemicals like triclosan and parabens as well as harsh irritants like sulfates and fragrance, you’re stripping your skin of the good stuff that helps keep your skin healthy.

You’re literally killing the good bacteria that kills the bad bacteria while simultaneously drying the life out of your skin. And possibly even washing away psoriasis-improving vitamin D from your skin’s outer layer before it’s absorbed by your body.

Unless you just sloshed through a sewer, the only places on your body that could use a daily soaping are your armpits and groin regions. The rest of you is fine with a daily rinse – even after an intense spin class.

If you (or your partner) still really insist on having soap in your life – go for a super gentle soap made from natural ingredients and free of harsh chemicals, one that actually works to soothe and repair your skin’s natural acid mantle rather than destroy it.

Here’s our top 3 picks for the gentlest psoriasis soaps – they’re all completely free of harsh irritants and toxic chemicals. Instead, they’re packing some serious skin-nourishing goodness!

DEAD SEA MUD SOAP
best psoriasis soap

If we could buy some Dead Sea sun on Amazon, we’d be all over it. But for now, Dead Sea salts and Dead Sea mud are more than good enough.

To get all the psoriasis-killing benefits of Dead Sea salts, go for straight-up salts and soak yourself in a bathtub full of ’em (most Dead Sead Sea salt soaps are mostly palm oil – you’ll get the purest, most concentrated form of these lovely salts in their natural form).

But when it comes to psoriasis soap – Dead Sea mud reigns supreme. Our favorite is VIDA’s Dead Sea Mud Soap, which has the cleanest, simplest combination of deeply nourishing ingredients. This one’s really good for winter as well as chronically dry, leathery, flaky, itchy skin. It’s $10 a bar, but if you get a 3-pack, it’s $25.

Another great one is Aspen Kay’s Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap. This one’s perfect if you’ve got blemish-prone, oily skin on top of your psoriasis. It’s got all the nourishment your skin needs as well as some all-natural deep cleansing action in the form of activated charcoal, which can absorb thousands of times its own weight and draw toxins out of your pores while reducing inflammation. It can be drying when there’s too much of it, though, which is another reason we love this soap – it’s got all the nourishing richness of Dead Sea mud to moisturize and a bit of activated charcoal to cleanse. It’s $9 a bar on Amazon.

To get the full benefits without a trip to the Dead Sea, lather up, apply and let the mud soap’s uniquely high concentration of over 21 different minerals including magnesium, calcium, potassium, strontium, boron and iron seep into your skin for at least a few minutes.

VIDA’s Dead Sea Mud Soap Ingredients: Dead Sea mud, olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, hemp oil, organic shea butter, water, and essential oil/fragrance.

Aspen Kay’s Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap Ingredients: 100% pure dead sea mineral mud from Israel, organic RSPO sustainable palm oil, organic unrefined shea nut butter, coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, organic castor oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, activated charcoal, therapeutic grade essential oils of lemongrass, peppermint & eucalyptus, sodium hydroxide (key element to making soap, none remains in finished product).

VI-TAE PSORIASIS-ECZEMA SOAPnatural psoriasis soapThis soap is sheer, soothing moisture. Which is not surprising when you consider that it’s an all-natural soap that uses organic oils (and fats). Its ingredient list totally checks out, which is a must to look for when you’re on the hunt for a natural soap for your psoriasis – a lot of the “natural” soaps out there will sneak in a synthetic ingredient or two.

This one, thankfully, does not. Instead, it’s got a roundup of super soothing ingredients that stop itching and relieve redness and flaking. Plus, it leaves your skin feeling oh, so soft.

At $12 a bar, it’s on the expensive side, but the good news is this bar doesn’t melt if you get some water in the soap dish like many natural soaps tend to. It’ll cleanse and moisturize your body for at least 2 – 3 months.

Ingredients: saponified oils of carthamus tinctorius (safflower)**, and/or (helianthus annuus) sunflower**, (elaeis guineensis) palm**, and (cocos nucifera) coconut** (with retained glycerin); rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, organic jojoba oil, organic unrefined shea butter, organic unrefined cocoa butter, organic castor oil, grape seed oil, calendula petals, chamomile powder, evening primrose oil. ** Certified Organic

NOBLE FORMULA PYRITHIONE ZYNC SOAP

psoriasis soap with zinc

Been hunting for a medicated soap bar that’s sulfate-free? So were we. Then we found this. And it is hands down the best zinc-containing soap. Ever. It’s composed of a simple lineup of all-natural ingredients. It’s deeply moisturizing. It soothes and gets rid of the itchiness. And it’s a godsend for clearing up redness and flaking.

At $13 a bar, it’s pretty pricey but it feels really good when you’re having a flare-up. Get it, keep it dry, use it only when you need it and it’ll last you a good while.

Ingredients: Saponified Olive Oil (infused with Calendula), Saponified Emu Oil, Ground Oatmeal, Pyrithione Zinc (ZnP)

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Ellen Licudine Hangad says October 9, 2017

Where i can buy the dead sea mud soap,and the vi -tae psoriases eczema soap

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