I'm often asked for skincare and beauty tips. well who wouldn't like a quick beauty fix to look their best? It is possible if you begin with the right cleansers to enhance skin replenishment. I've the refined the knowledge into 5 easy steps to maximise skin softness, hydration and moisturization. Handmade soap is the key that will help your skin unlock it's natural beauty potential with minimum effort.
1 Use a handmade soap
not a synthetic mass produced soap made with a base of industrial chemical detergents. Natural handmade soap is the best cleanser for skin you will ever find. It's an effective cleanser that usually benefits from a high content of quality essential oils blended to replenish and nurture.
2 Pick a Handmade Soap with essential oils that will suit your skin type. Dry skin calls for natural moisturizers to hydrate and replenish, look for soap with Shea butter, Olive Oil or a Glycerin base. Oily skin shouldn't be stripped but simply needs regular PH balancing with soaps containing essential oils of Jasmine or Neroli for example. Sensitive skin will require more attention, use exfoliation less often and look for Rose, and Lavender essential oils among others to soothe and promote skin strength and nurturing.
3 Unless sensitivity is a problem, once or twice a week use a soap with light exfoliation such as poppy seeds or sea salt to help give the freshest, youngest looking skin. Sloughing dead skin cells is essential for healthy pores and minimizing laughter lines and wrinkles.
4 Change your Handmade soap with the seasons. I've noticed that even with the finest cleanser, skin reacts and changes constantly through the year. So to be smart, adapt your soap to suit your skin through those transitions. You are the best judge of the care your skin needs, but generally during Winter's harsh cold you should try a soap for sensitive skin with higher moisturization. Summer you may need a soap with added cleansing properties like Lemon or Tea Tree to keep fresh in the heat or exfoliating soap to keep a tan looking bright.
5 Use Handmade Soap regularly to see beauty benefits and softer skin. A good cleansing regime is essential for maintaining clear, smooth skin. The first step in maximizing a beauty routine with minimal effort is to use a quality soap.
Don't be tempted to go back to cheap, industrial soap. Handmade soap and essential oils reward your skin with suppleness, softness and moisturization, and properly cleansed skin will help moisturizers to work their best for you.