Although the majority of the populace are able to waltz into their local grocery store and buy whichever generic soap is the cheapest, unfortunately, some of us have to be a lot more careful whilst making a decision as seemingly simple as buying a daily household item. From people with dry skin, to those of us suffering from eczema and dermatitis, many store-bought soaps can do much more harm than good: you might develop rashes, dryness or general irritation. If you’re heavily relating to this common struggle on a personal level, don’t fear! There are myriad handmade soaps that’ll effectively clean your skin without doing any damage whatsoever.
The most common skin condition for both children and adults is, quite simply, skin that is prone to dryness. If you have naturally dry skin, it indicates that the topmost layer is significantly dehydrated. This might manifest into the development of lines, scales, roughness, tightness or flakiness. If using your favorite kind of moisturizer alone still isn’t doing the trick and you’re left feeling baffled and physically uncomfortable, it could mean that the kind of soap that you’re using on a daily basis is only drying it out further. Luckily, there’s a plethora of cost-effective types of handmade soap on the market that are specifically developed to moisturize your skin while simultaneously clearing it of dirt, grime and sweat. While either visiting local shops that specialize in handmade soaps, or simply ordering some online, search for soap that includes ingredients that naturally hydrate the skin such as aloe vera, coconut, cocoa butter, olive oil, almond oil or even honey! Your skin will be both feeling and looking much healthier in no time.
Alternatively, if you suffer from oily skin that’s prone to acne, it’s more than likely that the results of your daily skincare routine are being negated by your choice of soap! When browsing through the wide selection of unique handmade soap, search for products with either anti-inflammatory or anti-fungal elements; these ingredients will help to both soothe your skin and cleanse your pores of dirt, make-up and dead skin cells. Certain fragrances and perfumes that are often used in generic soaps can aggravate acne, ultimately causing it to spread and worsen in time. By choosing a handmade soap that simultaneously carries anti-inflammatory ingredients, and is free of artificial fragrance, you’ll be doing a great service to your skin. It’ll be sure to return the favor by clearing up with haste!
Although it’s common knowledge that we should always be protecting our skin by using high quality sunscreen, our busy lifestyles do get in the way from time to time, and it’s inevitable that some of us will have to deal with painful sunburn during those long summer days. Surprisingly, using many types of generic soaps on sunburn will only elongate the injury. It’s best to have some handmade soap on the ready, so when the fateful day arises and you look in the mirror with the shocking realization that you’re red all over, you’ll have already covered your bases. Handmade soaps with goat’s milk, aloe vera and both Vitamin C and D will relieve some of the pain instantaneously, while also stopping your from flaking and peeling.
If you suffer from eczema, a skin condition that often causes intense itchiness, redness and swelling, the specific kind of soap that you choose to use is imperative to your day-to-day comfort. Eczema ranges in severity to a significant degree, so if you find that you occasionally develop rashes or itchiness due to external influences such as rapidly changing weather or ducted heating, it could be that you have a mild form of eczema that remains undiagnosed. If this fits your description, it’s quite unlikely that you will be able to find a suitable kind of soap at your local store. Fortunately, the vast selection of handmade soaps on the market have you covered! With many of these independent vendors catering to eczema sufferers, it will be easy to find a product that’s right for you. The most important ingredient to steer clear from, quite surprisingly, is fragrance. A strong majority of generic soap contains some form of fragrance or perfume, and unfortunately, these only exacerbate the aforementioned symptoms. Similarly, certain forms of alcohol or acids such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid and methylparaben will worsen your skin remarkably. What’s more, handmade soap offers you ingredients that will work to both ease these symptoms and protect your skin from redeveloping them in the future. Look for unique soaps that include neem oil, shea butter, avocado oil and coconut oil. Soon enough, with the help of these uniquely developed soaps coupled with your ordinary skincare routine, you should be feeling better in no time.
Suffice to say, the next time that you’re baffled as to why your carefully researched skin care routine seems to be failing you, have a look at the long list of ingredients on the back of your store-bought soap packaging. Swapping to a handmade soap that’s attentively designed to help you to better manage your specific skin condition might be the answer you’ve been looking for all along!