Now that winter has arrived here in the Northeast it brings along with it the dry cold air. This dry air plays havoc with my skin leaving me with that itchy and scratchy feeling all over. I up my water intake, try to take short showers with warm water, and moisturize heavily after the shower. Even with this ritual there are days when my skin feels like a dried up leaf. One thing I have learned which I wasn’t aware of in the past is that the type of soap you chose is very important.
Many of the name brand soaps sold in the stores are filled with chemicals that can actually further dry out your skin. Their harsh chemicals can strip your skin of its natural oils and leave you worse off. The next time you are buying soap take a look at some of the ingredients they contain. I am sure you will find a long list of chemicals, which are pretty difficult to pronounce. I will tell you something I am not a big fan of washing my skin or my children’s skin with strange chemicals. I mean come on some of these chemicals are also found in household cleaners. That can’t be good for you.
Australian Natural Soap sent me several samples of their hand and bath soaps to try out. They also told me that soaps made with plant oils like theirs will not dry out your skin. So you will end up having to use less skin lotion to keep your body moisturized. The scents that they sent to me (no pun intended) were Lemon Myrtle, Wild Honeysuckle, and French Pear. All of the scents were wonderful and very pleasing to the nose. I have to say that the French Pear scent (the solid green on the picture above) was my favorite overall. It has a nice smooth scent that is not to overpowering.
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