When you have a condition like psoriasis, moisturizing isn’t up for debate. Leave those thick, scaly, and painful skin plaque spots dry, and they’ll quickly become worse before your eyes—cracking, bleeding, flaking, the works. The thing is, though, when it comes to stubborn psoriasis plaques, most lightweight lotions won’t cut it. Sure, they might work fine as your base layer of hydration, but as far as treating specific areas goes, well, that’s where your heavy-duty emollients come in. Ahead, find 10 dermatologist- and patient-recommended balms and salves suitable for softening psoriasis spots.