Know what’s in your soap!

soap sampler

Our skin is our largest organ providing a protection from the elements, we should do our best to care of it.  Sometimes it’s the most ignored organ. Many consumers do not realize what’s in the soap they purchase simply because they do not know the chemical name for each ingredient.  It’s a good idea to know and be well informed as so many people have allergies and would appreciate knowing what they are putting on their skin.

In my soaps I use coconut oil, shea butter, sustainable palm oil, olive oil, canola oil, castor oil, almond oil, avocado oil.  If you would like a personalized soap like an olive oil soap loaf, do not hesitate to contact me.  As we started using homemade soaps there was a significant difference.  Our skin just felt better…less drying, as a result more softer supple skin.  Homemade soap may cost more than commercial soaps, but at least you know exactly what’s in it.  Treat yourself to good stuff, your skin will appreciate it.

We cannot stop the aging process which is noticeable on our skin.  But we can certainly stop damaging this delicate organ.

I have a variety of vegan friendly soaps.  Checkout my soaps at:  www.psjboutique.com

 

Skin Care

Our skin is VERY important, it protects our bodies, keeps our body temperature just right and allows the sense of touch.

We need to protect our skin from the sun research & studies have shown that overexposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems.  Do not smoke research & studies on this shows that smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin in turn decreasing healthy blood flow.  Treat your skin gently hot water and long showers remove oils from your skin-use warm water rather than hot.  Avoid using harsh drying strong soaps-strong soaps and detergents (in soaps) strip your skin of it’s natural oils.   Shave carefully-use a clean sharp razor, shave in the direction the hair grows.  Pat dry your skin so that some moisture remains on your skin.  Eat healthy-eat plenty of fruits, & vegetables.  Manage stress-the emphasis is on manage.  Stress is unavoidable so take steps to manage & control it.  Set reasonable limits-take time to do the things you enjoy!  Exercise-a body in motion stays in motion, the blood needs to circulate – moderate exercise is vital.  Walking is healthy!

Remember that what we put on our skin is just as important as what we put into our bodies.

Check back often I will be posting more about skin care and sharing some awesome recipes with you.

This information is not to treat or diagnose it is purely for informational purposes only.  Consult your physician for any skin related problems.