Soap, Sudz, Shampoo and Skin
Posted on March 23 2018
Soap, Sudz, Shampoo and Skin
We're going from one extremity to the other.
Raise your hand if you suffer from dry skin on your hands?
In an effort to achieve cleanliness and avoid nasty germs, we wash our hands.
The irony is, washing your hands improperly causes your skin to dry....before you can even see it.
Microscopic cuts and creases in your skin can let in the very bacteria you are trying to avoid.
To quote my favorite Bear "Oh, bother."
Never Fear, Pooh Bear, help is here.
Hand Washing Hazards:
- Commonly used hand washing soaps strip the skin of all the things it needs to be healthy, including moisture.
Using an all natural, oil based, cleansing soap can improve skin quality dramatically
- Are you washing your hands because they're greasy (from work or cooking).
Then you need to moisturize almost every time you wash.
This helps to replace what you're stripping away
(especially if you're washing at work where you may not be able to control what kind of soap you're using)
- Is your hand soap pH balanced for skin?
If not, again, it's probably stripping away some of the good things your
skin needs to be healthy, which causes dry skin
Hands down, the best tips!!
If you have never tried Castille Soap, what have you been waiting for?
Readily available at most drug stores, Castille Soap can be used in any old foaming soap dispensers you have at home. (Reduce and Reuse!!)
- In an empty foaming soap dispenser, add about 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch of Castille Soap
- Add in 8-10 drop of Organic Essential Oils for added Aromatherapy boost
- top off with tap water
- Shake & Enjoy
PS: Castille Soap makes a great body wash too.
Shampoo? Why are we talking about that too?
Two reasons: Shampoo gets applied directly to your scalp, which is skin.
And it runs down your body in the shower, affecting the rest of your skin.
We're going to be talking about body moisturizing nest week!
Shampoo and conditioner designed for your hair...and sometimes your scalp.
Using less of these products will be better for your skin, the environment, and believe it or not....YOUR HAIR
Want to learn more about using less shampoo?
Read about my year long journey to reduce shampoo and conditioner usage and how it affected my hair to great lengths! Click here
Some Handy Facts:
- How many times a day do you wash your hands? I've been counting, and I'll share: more than 12!
That should be some motivation to make some of these handy changes
- How many times a day do you touch your face? I think you know where I'm going with this one
- Drying your hands very thoroughly after washing, including really getting around your cuticles will help reduce skin dryness
(remember this post when we talked about water evaporating from your skin taking skin's moisture with it?)
- Just for fun: Your skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight.
About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner.
She lives with her family in Duchess County, NY, where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunnies and chickens.
Her family loves camping, hiking, geocaching, and all things Cub and Boy Scouting.
She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC., which she affectionately calls “her other baby”.
TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.
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