Does your skin get that dried out feeling when during winter? Does the soap you use leave your skin feeling tight? If yes, then this blog is for you! Here's a few soaps that we recommend during the winter season for dry skin.
With cold weather setting in, at least for those of you who live where the weather changes, it can be harsh on the skin. Dry, cold air with low humidity can deplete moisture that can lead to itchiness, redness, or chapping. Our bar soaps are a great product to use during this weather because they do not contribute to drying the skin. Our soaps contain naturally formed glycerin that helps attract moisture to the skin, leaving your skin feeling clean and moisturized, not tight and dry.
The first soap we recommend for fall is our Patchouli herbal bar soap. It is made with pure Patchouli essential oil, which has been shown to have antimicrobial activity for skin suffering from acne. A constituent of patchouli oil called Pogostone has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to protect against UV damage to skin by its antioxidative properties, helping to prevent premature aging. Because of these properties, it may help with conditions like eczema and dry skin.
Since dry skin is a major concern during the fall and winter seasons, another soap that we recommend is the Jojoba Rosehip skin bar. It is made with Ho Wood essential oil, which has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. As for Jojoba oil, it is great for sensitive skin as it does not clog pores ad is non-irritating. Jojoba also helps balance the skin's oil production. Rosehip oil is high in omega 6 essential fatty acids that are excellent for the skin and is highly moisturizing. Rosehip has been shown to help improve the skin tone and reduce signs of aging. Because of Jojoba and Rosehip's great hydrating qualities, this soap is good for those with dry skin.
If you are is affected by cold weather, you may get problems like patchy, flaky skin. For this, we recommend our Oatmeal Almond herbal bar soap. It is a mild soap that smells amazing, very almondy and fresh. It contains ground colloidal oatmeal to gently exfoliate away the dead skin, helping to make your skin smoother, healthier, and less flaky. These oats are moisturizing and can soften the skin while hydrating it to reduce itchiness. Oatmeal has been shown to have antioxidant activity which can help protect the skin against further damage. Oatmeal's anti-inflammatory properties may also help reduce redness that occurs with skin issues as well.
Another soap that is great for dry, flaky skin is our Hemp bar soap. It contains ground hemp seeds to exfoliate the skin and also hemp oil that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. Hemp oil is a highly moisturizing oil and can balance the skin as well as protect it from environmental damage due to its high content of essential fatty acids. Because it is so nutrient dense, it is said to be good for dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. By combining both hemp powder and hemp seed oil, we've created a soap that is ultra hydrating and choc full of nutrients to help make your skin healthier and happier.
The last soap that is a fall-must have, or in my opinion a year round must have, is our Frankincense Myrrh soap. It has a heavenly earthy aroma that is soothing and calming to the mind and body. It is an exfoliating soap making it great for itchy flaky skin and both frankincense and myrrh essential oils are good for all types of skin. Myrrh oil is said to be a hydrating oil, antioxidative, and antibacterial. In one scientific study, it was shown to help heal the skin after skin injuries, which means that it may be helpful for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. Frankincense is known to have astringent qualities that can help protect the skin as well as anti-inflammatory properties that may soothe skin irritation and redness.
Have you tried out our bar soaps? If so, let us know how you liked them! If you haven't tried our soaps or would like to purchase them, you can head over to www.plantlife.net to find all 28 different types!