So, let’s talk soaps today. Soaps are a very essential part of the daily hygiene process being an important piece to the puzzle. As you may or may not know all soaps are not got for you! They may smell really nice but in reality, they lack what they are really supposed to do- hydrate and give you skin its daily dose of nutrients. I’ve went through a dozen of soaps from good ones my dermatologist suggested to dove to bad ones but to me personally no soap is better than a homemade all natural and organic soap made by the right people!!
Soaps and facial cleansers are designed to dirt, sweat sebum, and oils from the skin. They do so with the use of surfactants, chemical agents that surround dirt and oil, dissolving them and making it easier for water to wash them away. They also aid in the skin’s natural exfoliating process by removing dead cells from the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin). Surfactants have many different functions: they act as detergents, wetting agents, foaming agents, conditioning agents, emulsifiers, and solubilizers. In addition to soaps and facial cleansers, surfactants can also be found in lotions, perfume, shampoo, and a multitude of other hair and body products.
While the surfactants found in soap are meant to leave the skin feeling fresh and clean, it’s not always the case. Some surfactants have an adverse effect on the outermost layer of the epidermis called the stratum corneum, not only causing the three signs of damage (dryness, redness, irritation) but undermining the skin’s natural barrier function.
By doing so, toxins, bacteria, and other unhealthy substances are able to penetrate deeper into the skin where they can do long-term harm. It is very important to get these toxins out and put moisture & nutrients in. With sensitive skin fragrance is very important to stay away from. It takes a person who suffers from skin problems and passionate about it to be able to deliver a good healthy product. Shop our all-natural organic soothing oatmeal body wash & rosemary oatmeal soap bars!