Did you know that many soap bars on shelves today are made mostly from water and mineral oils that can be drying and damaging to your skin? Even the “organic” soaps still contain a bunch of fillers like silicones to make them more creamy, preservatives to make them last longer, and fragrances to make them smell enticing. All of these can wreak havoc on your skin, or even cause allergic reaction, especially if you’ve already got problematic skin. Good news! We’ve got an all natural alternative: Goat milk soap!
Goat milk has many positive effects when consumed but also has plenty topical benefits. It’s great for people with dry or sensitive skin, as well as those with eczema or psoriasis. It is full of alpha hydroxy acids, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. All key components for beautiful skin.
Lactic acid is the super star in goat milk soap. It helps gently exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, leaving you feeling buttery soft! The water based soaps use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials to accomplish removing your dead skin cells, often damaging healthy skin cells in the process. Think of lactic acid as an incredibly gentle, all natural chemical peel. Imagine what that could do for your face using it once or multiple times a day. You’ll be glowing in no time!
Goat milk is chocked full of vitamins and minerals. Namely, vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary to repair damaged skin cells as well as maintain healthy skin cells, so it’s perfect for solving common skin ailments like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Mineral oils in water based soaps typically cause drying which which exacerbate these issues leaving your skin tight, itchy, and uncomfortable. Vitamin A has also been shown to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, making goat milk soap a great option for those who don’t have skin issues, but are looking to preserve their youthfulness.
The pH balance of goat milk is also very similar to our own skin’s pH, making it easy for it to absorb all the goodies! Water based soaps typically have a higher pH which can throw your skin’s chemistry out of whack causing all sorts of issues like redness, oiliness, and dryness.
Goat milk soap is super moisturizing. If you use goat milk soap regularly, you’ll find you really don’t need to moisturize as much because the high fat content which helps hydrate your skin rather than mimicking hydration with artificial oils and silicones found in commercially processed soaps. Goat milk soaps also contain glycerin that is typically separated out from water based commercial soaps. Glycerin helps the skin retain its moisture.
Hopefully you’ll make the switch from yucky harsh chemicals to all natural, handcrafted goat milk after learning about all the awesome benefits. Your skin (and your local soap artisan) will thank you!
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