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How to Find Soaps and Cleansers That Won’t Irritate Your Psoriasis

Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.

Soap and cleanser are important for removing germs and caring for your skin. But what if typical hand, face, and body washes are also irritating your psoriasis?

“Patients with psoriasis have unique skincare needs and, believe it or not, they shouldn’t just be looking for products designed for sensitive skin,” says Adam Mamelak, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. Locking in moisture is key, especially with frequent handwashing, so it’s also important to look for products intended for dry skin, he says.

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