Boy! How is your skin doing this time of year? If you are like most people, it can be rather dry and itchy. When the temperatures drop, the humidity lowers, and the air becomes dryer. This dry air induces dry skin. Also our showers tend to be much warmer in the winter months and hot water serves as a component for dryness in our skin as well. And then for an added kicker, hard water sucks any remaining moisture right out leaving your skin flakey, super dry, ashy, and itchy. ICK!
But we are here to help! There are many things you can easily implement to quench your thirsty skin. You can pick up a water softener shower head attachment at most hardware stores. Using a humidifier in your home will replenish some of the moisture in the air this time of year. And of course, drinking tons of water! These are a few environmental measures you can take but don’t stop there.
Next, take it a step further by being aware of the ingredients in the skin care products that you use. Almost all of your body washes, shampoos, and soaps that you purchase at any retail store have ingredients in them that strip away your natural oil mantel in your skin leaving you exposed to all the elements. Not only do you want to make sure that your products leave some not so favorable ingredients out, but you want to be sure that you replace those less desirable ingredients with the most luxurious, safe, and effective ingredients.
One of the most versatile skin products on the planet today is oatmeal! Oatmeal serves as an excellent moisturizer because it has the high concentration in starches and beta-glucan that make it responsible for the protective and water-holding functions of oats. The presence of different types of phenols confers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Some of the oat phenols are also strong ultraviolet absorbers. The cleansing activity of oats is mostly due to saponins. Its many functional properties make oatmeal a cleanser, moisturizer, buffer, as well as a soothing and protective anti-inflammatory agent.
The colloid action of the particles in colloidal oatmeal prevents it from sinking to the bottom of a bath tub and it also allows it to disperse throughout the water so that it may coat the user’s skin which makes it more effective as a skin treatment than other oats. This unique composition makes colloidal oatmeal anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipruritic, and antifungal.
The versatility of this incredible little plant made it an absolute must have in every artisan soap that we make by hand. By simply swapping your regularly used soap with a premium Wild Child Botanicals artisan soap, you are treating yourself like the pampered princess or prince that you are. Our soaps are unique and extra special because of their cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating, and soothing capabilities. Click here to shop our phenomenal line of cold-press, small batch, handmade soaps.