I have suffered from psoriasis for most of my life, but just this year I learned that there is a Psoriasis Awareness Month. And it just happens to be August! No wonder we get a month for awareness – I am far from alone in suffering. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 7.5 million people in the United States alone suffer from psoriasis. While Eczema and Psoriasis aren’t the same, I’ve had flare ups of eczema also, and was so glad to see a collection that addresses both conditions. And in such a cool, homeopathic way.
The SheaMoisture African Black Soap Eczema & Psoriasis Therapy collection harnesses the power of African Black Soap, an ingredient used throughout Africa for centuries. It is used for covering blemishes, diminishing dark spots and exfoliating skin. The formula works to calm irritation, soothe inflammation (the real culprit here in my opinion) and clean skin without harsh chemicals. I love the fragrance – or rather, the lack thereof. There is this really clean tropical feel, not cloying or sweet. But still with a hint of coconut and vanilla.
Reading some of the reviews, I can’t help but notice that so many of them rave about acne improving using the bar soap. And what a deal at under $5. With so much skincare getting prohibitively expensive, I find it refreshing a line that delivers results at a great price point. I can’t imagine my shower now without this bar of soap. It lathers beautifully and my skin is already clearer and less inflamed.