All of us want healthy and smooth skin, not dry and itchy skin. However, not all people are blessed with healthy skin. There are many reasons for this. One primary reason is dry and itchy skin because of improper skin care.
Due to a lack of sebum production, the skin is unable to protect itself. Without proper skin care and use of natural handmade soap, your body’s number 1 organ will suffer. Dry skin can also be caused by other related factors such as too much sun exposure, long hot showers, and sometimes because of genes. However, healthy and smooth skin will best be achieved when using the right skin care and natural handmade soap products for your skin type.
Also, by adhering to these simple rules you’ll get rid of that itchy dry skin in no time.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Do it right after you shower, bathe, or wash your hands, while your skin is still damp. If you can tolerate the greasy feeling, choose a moisturizer that is thick, heavy, and gooey. Skin care experts say ointments (called emollients), such as petroleum jelly, are best.
Take Shorter Showers
Bathing or showering too often strips the natural oils from your skin. Use cool or lukewarm water only while showering or bathing. Limit showers to 10 minutes maximum. Do not bathe more than once a day. Add baby oil or oatmeal soaks to your bath to help relieve itching.
Skip the Scented Soap
Deodorant bath soaps can leave you smelling great, but their ingredients actually strip moisture from your skin. Most commercial soaps are very drying for skin. I would recommend looking for:
1. Goat milk soap – the essential fatty acids and triglycerides make goat milk ultra-moisturizing, the cream from goat milk boosts its moisturizing properties, vitamin A maintains healthy skin, and is perfect for dry, sensitive skin.
2. Camel milk soap – the omega-3 fatty acids moisturize skin and the lanolin locks in skin’s natural moisture.
3. Castile soap – uses natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter which are moisturizing to skin. These skin care products don’t contain toxic ingredients to irritate sensitive skin.
4. High-quality fragrance-free soap, natural handmade soap and proper skin care is the best solution.
Do not use cleansing toners, colognes, body mists and splashes. Avoid coarse, scratchy, or rough fabrics, such as wool, which can make skin feel itchy. Dry air and low-humidity can pull water from your skin. Running a humidifier in your home, particularly when you have the heat on, can restore moisture to the air. Aim for a humidity level of about 45% to 55%.
Though the market has a lot of beauty products today, especially for your dry skin, it is essential that you must pick natural organic bar soap which suits your needs. Certified organic natural soap will go a long way in helping your dry skin. By picking the right soap with natural ingredients will have a healthy effect on your overall skin balance.