Ah, the battle against dry skin - it's like an eternal wrestling match with an invisible opponent, isn't it? But fear not, because today we're diving into the world of dry skin, arming you with knowledge and some fun tips to help you defeat it!
What causes dry skin?
“Dry skin is caused by an impaired skin barrier and dysfunction or deficiency in the necessary healthy fats in the top layer of the skin,” says Shari Marchbein, MD, a board-certified dermatologist.
Mmm…okay, what does that mean in human language?
When the protective top layer of our skin is compromised, it loses water more rapidly, leading to dryness.
This can happen for many reasons. Everyday things like:
Weather conditions: Cold, dry air could steal your skin's moisture, leaving you parched and defeated.
Hot Shower: Hot water plays the antagonist, stripping away your skin's natural moisture.
- Wrong products: Some soaps and cleansers are packed with harsh chemicals, they typically have great cleansing power, but they also break your skin barrier, stripping your skin of its natural oils and leaving it dry and sensitive. Read the ingredients on the label, if you can’t pronounce it, it’s probably not good for your skin!
How to overcome dry skin
When experiencing dry skin, many people instinctively reach for body lotions and creams. However, no matter how much moisturizer you apply or how often you apply it, your skin won't fully recover if your skin barrier remains compromised.
To address this, your first step should be to restore your skin barrier by using cleansing products that actually PROTECT it. This is where non-toxic soap comes into play! (See our signature line here)
Why you may want to consider natural, non-toxic soap
- Gentle cleansing for all skin types:
Natural, non-toxic soaps are formulated with gentle, plant-based ingredients that are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and delicate skin. Unlike harsh chemicals found in conventional soaps, these soaps do not disrupt the skin's natural balance. They cleanse effectively without causing excessive dryness or irritation, making them an excellent choice for anyone, regardless of their skin type.
- Nourishing and hydrating properties:
Natural soaps contain nourishing ingredients such as essential oils and glycerin. These ingredients provide additional skincare benefits, such as hydration, antioxidant protection, and soothing properties. They can help maintain your skin's moisture balance and leave it feeling soft and refreshed after each use. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, these natural ingredients can work in harmony with your skin's needs.
- Save money and simplify your skincare routine:
Gone are the days when you needed to buy all the moisturizers, body butters, and lotions under the sun to nourish your skin. When you properly cleanse your skin, you end up saving money and using fewer products because you simply don't need them. Sounds too good to be true? Give our products a try!
- Our signature line is designed for all skin types
- Have extreme dry skin or eczema, our Cutie line is for YOU!!!
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