There are many possible causes of psoriasis, such as environmental factors, drugs, hormonal changes, genetic factors and even stress. While there is no permanent cure for the psoriasis disease but it can be controlled with the right treatment and special care, so that it does not flare up again.
Psoriasis is a skin condition where the skin becomes very dry, peeling, rough, thick and cracked. Common areas of affliction includes hands, feet, back, elbows, and even scalp. Sometimes, you can see dry skin and chaffing at the tips of your fingers, or cracked heels. Some people suffer from psoriasis on their backs, where sweat is trapped and the skin condition worsens. It is most times accompanied by itching, and massive scaling or even bleeding may occur when scratched.
Using regular commercial soaps or shower gels found in the supermarkets may be too harsh on afflicted irritated skin. If afflicted skin comes in contact with some of the chemicals in the ingredients, it could worsen and become inflamed. Synthetic cosmetics in regular commercial soap can cause an imbalance in our skin, and synthetic fragrance ingredients such as oxidized linalool, could further complicate matters by causing irritation due to allergy.
Special care should be taken to use only handmade natural soap, made of all natural ingredients, contains no harmful chemicals and is gentle and beneficial to your skin. Although natural soap is not your miracle cure, it can help to soothe your skin and hydrate it the natural way with vegetable oils, which is able to retain the moisture of your skin while allowing your skin to breathe and heal naturally.
Handmade natural soap is very different from the regular commercial soaps found in supermarkets. The process of making the soap and the ingredients put into it is vastly different.
The animal fat that is widely used in making commercial soap can block the skins breathing system. In handmade natural soap, vegetable oil from plants and herbs is used. Vegetable oil can help the skin to retain moisture on the skin while allowing the skin to breathe, detoxify and absorb moisture from the air.
Handmade natural soap creates a natural protective barrier for your skin against environmental stresses such as ultraviolet rays from the sun, pollution, cold and dry air. The essential fatty acids found naturally in handmade soap help to regulate moisture, nourish and restore the health of the skin. Natural essential oils that are added to handmade soap helps to soothe your stress and relax your body, the way nature intended it.