Floors should be squeaky clean, not your skin!

Love the tight, squeaky clean feeling you get after bathing? 

Apparently, it's not a good thing. 

If your skin feels tight and squeaky clean after bathing, it is possible that the skin has been stripped of all its water and natural skin-protecting oils. Dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis are often exacerbated by harsh detergent soaps that contain synthetic chemicals that cause surface dead skin cell build up. 

“The squeaky-clean feeling is something that consumers have traditionally been used to,” explains Joshua Zeichner, MD, a New York-based dermatologist.  “People correlate it with healthy skin. In reality, however, we know that this post-wash dryness is actually harmful to the overall skin health.”

As more and more people are becoming WOKE to the cost-cutting, harsh chemical ingredients in most detergent bars, the popularity of all-natural soaps and skincare products are on the rise!

Check your soap label!

Research the ingredients list on your favorite brands of soap. You'll just might be surprised at the unnecessary skin drying additives. A major difference between handmade soaps and commercial soaps are the glycerin in handmade soaps and the lack of detergents.

Glycerin is naturally produced in handmade soaps.  It’s a humectant which means it draws moisture from the air to your skin so it leaves your skin soft and moisturized. Commercial soaps remove the glycerin and sell it separately and/or use glycerin in more profitable products like moisturizers.

Still on the fence about trying natural soaps? Give them a try and judge for yourself.