Skin Care Doesn’t Just Stop with Natural Soap — Exfoliate!

Soap ExfoliantsSome people like their soap rich and smooth and creamy.
Some like it full of scrubby stuff.
Most, like me, like it somewhere in between…or a combination of both

After cleansing, exfoliation is one of the most important parts of overall skin care; a little bit of scrub is actually quite good for you! So why not incorporate a little bit of scrub along with your cleansing? Along with dozens of natural colorants you can add to give your soap (both cold process and melt-n-pour) color, there are many natural exfoliants you can add to give your soap some scrubbiness. Here’s a growing list I’ve been compiling from my own soaps, tests and other soapers.
Using Natural Exfoliants in Soap.
You really will notice a difference in your skin if you regularly exfoliate.

Skin Care Doesn’t Just Stop with Natural Soap — Exfoliate! originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 17:00:11.

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Drive away monsoon skin woes with chocolate, strawberry facials

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) During the monsoon, women often complain of skin dryness and painful pimples and try to cure them by using beauty products. Experts, however, recommend fruit-based homemade remedies like strawberry, chocolate and buttermilk facials to resolve skin problems.
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Exfoliating Skin Care with Sugar Scrubs

Taking care of your skin is important in the summer as well as in the winter – and one of the nicest things you can do for your skin is to exfoliate now and then. I love using salt or sugar scrubs to lightly exfoliate and moisturize and these single serving cubes take away all of the mess of jars of scrubs. Give them a try.

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Exfoliating Skin Care with Sugar Scrubs originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 12:46:05.

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Soap Recipe for Babies or Sensitive Skin

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Good soap recipes are generally balanced between cleansing, moisturizing and hardness. Each soap making oil contributes its own unique qualities based on its fatty acid makeup – resulting in the properties of your final bar of soap. If you (or your baby) have sensitive skin that is irritated by even normal homemade soap, you can further tailor your recipe to be even more mild. A pure castile soap can be made with 100% olive oil and is very mild, or you can make “bastille” soap, a recipe that has a preponderance of olive oil, but also includes other oils as well. This mild soap recipe uses mostly olive oil, but adds in a bit of coconut, shea butter and castor. It also adds sugar to help boost the lather that is lost by reducing the percentage of coconut oil in the recipe.

Baby Soap Recipe – for Mild or Sensitive Skin

Soap Recipe for Babies or Sensitive Skin originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 20:34:59.

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Open Question: Crusty skin on the top of my ear?

I always pick it off and this weird wet, oily substance comes out and it’s clear.
How do I get rid of it?
I pick it off and it comes back the next day even I make sure to wash it and put antiseptic on it.
Did I get this from having soap or something dry in my ear?
Should I see doctor about this?
I’ve had it for about 2 months and it’s getting really annoying.

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Open Question: what can i do to make my dry skin better?

ok so around 2 weeks ago i started to use Aveeno skin brightening daily scrub and Aveeno daily moisturizer with SPF 15. I used the Aveeno skin brightening daily scrub in the morning and at night everyday and afterwards the Aveeno moisturizer i did notice my skin getting dried. a week later i started to use Retin-A Tretion only at bed time after washing my face with aveeno scrub. In hthe mornings i start to feel my skin really really dry sort of red and flaky. My questions are should i reduce using the Aveeno daily scrub to once a week and wash my face with something else? should i use dove soap bar instead while on Retin-A ?

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