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

By Jené Luciani
Reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
September 26, 2022

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.

Here, we talked to dermatologists to find out the full scoop on what to look for in hand, body, and face washes to keep your skin clean and moisturized.