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Psoriasis Body Washes Better Than Showering Without Soap?

Psoriasis Body Washes Better Than Showering Without Soap?

I posted the following under "Comments", but it's actually a question.

Body washes made for those with psoriasis [1] are claimed to be less harsh on skin than many other body washes. But what about how those body washes compare to just a water shower instead of compared with body washes? Water isn't harsh on the skin, and leaves some naturally occurring oils.

[1] E.g., Cetaphil Restoraderm and Eucerin, among others: https://www.health.com/psoriasis/best-skin-care...

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I use basis sensitive soap for my bath and hand ezema . solid white bar soap It is at walmart and other places.

posted 12 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I don’t know if it strips away natural oils or not. I know some products work for some people and not others. We can spend thousands trying to find what works for ourselves. I don’t think there is any easy answers to this disease sorry

posted about 1 year ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

Stephanie, I suggest seeing a doctor. They have to assess the severity, and what they prescribe will vary in steroidal strength depending on that. If it's sufficiently low-key, they might just recommend a body wash/shampoo or nonsteroidal lotion.

I still wonder about my question. I picked up some Restoraderm, but haven't started using. Even if I find it effective, though, it wouldn't be entirely clear to me whether it is an ingredient or whether it simply doesn't strip away natural oils that are already present.

P.S. I've been silent because I haven't been able to log in. I just reset my password, and am not sure if that solves the problem (resetting doesn't require you to log in).

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I recently started using Baby Magic lavender and chamomile body wash and it helps. No ingredients like the psoriasis products have in them.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Dr. Bonner's bar soaps are the only ones I can use. The fragrances don't bother me with this product, which is weird because usually that is a big issue with other products. Also, I have to watch what I use on my hair, because as your rinse your hair those products wash over your body. I use Whole Foods 365 fragrance free shampoo and a leave in conditioner. I have bleached hair, so I use a toner shampoo 1-2x per week, but I do this in the sink so it doesn't get anywhere else. Also any sulfates in my products almost always case a flare up.

posted about 1 year ago
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