It can be frustrating to pinpoint what is making skin dry. Many times, it is a combination of lifestyle and environment that affects our skin. While we can’t control everything, there are simple ways to improve the overall health of our skin and its complexion. Below are a few tips and ideas on what might be making your skin dry.
What we eat can affect our energy levels, sleep patterns, and skin. While it may seem obvious, making sure you drink enough water is the first step toward healthier skin. Foods that are rich in vitamins, like vegetables, are also a great way to improve complexion. A simple philosophy to follow is:
“Surround yourself with good people & good food.”
The key word is “good”. Good food nourishes and it allows your body to do its best work. In a similar way, good people lift you up and bring the best out of you. From good thoughts to happy skin, we believe in adding things to our routine that bring happiness and health to daily life.
Many of us purchase products at our local grocer based on fragrance and brand. Too often, those products are filled with chemicals that dry out our skin rather than moisturizing as promised.
Chemicals to enhance fragrance are a large part of what makes other soaps potentially harmful. Harmful chemicals that are meant to produce pleasant scents can cause skin rashes or migraine headaches. Triclosan has been banned and sodium lauryl sulfate and other surfactants are common soap ingredients, which create a stronger lather and help the soap rid your hands and body of bacteria. These ingredients can irritate skin and disrupt the endocrine system.
Our environment affects our skin. Weather can cause everything from acne breakouts to itchy dry patches. Both hot and cold weather can exacerbate existing skin conditions and even create new ones. Dry climates will inevitably make your skin dull and flaky. Climates like England that are dewy, damp and not sunny are GREAT for skin. Unfortunately, that leaves many of us with oily, dry skin or combo skin types. Everything from the pollution in the air to the grooming products we use can have negative repercussions on our skin.
GRANDMA’S Lye Soap is made with only three ingredients: food grade lard, lye and water. There are no detergents, fragrances, dyes or other additives to irritate sensitive skin, and it retains 100% of the natural glycerin created during the soap making process. GRANDMA’S Lye Soap is NOT harmful to skin. Soap making involves a chemical process where lye and oils are combined in exact amounts to form soap. This process is called saponification. Once curing is complete, the soap will have no traces of lye. Unlike ordinary soaps that contain detergents and other additives, GRANDMA’S Lye Soap won’t strip precious natural oils from your skin.
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