Which do you prefer?
Being squeaky clean
I've tried a plethora of handmade soap from other soapmakers and each one was different. Some had lots of lather, but left my skin squeaky clean to the point where my skin felt irritated. Others had luxurious ingredients and nice lather but I didn't feel clean enough and had to wash with a different soap afterwards.
Did you know that certain oils determine the type of leather you in a soap?
Coconut oil produces extra large bubbles but it's also very cleansing so too much coconut oil will strip your skin of its natural oils and leave you feeling very dry
Castor oil gives you a nice creamy lather with teeny tiny bubbles too much castor oil will leave you with a slimy soap that dissolves quickly
There are other oils such as sunflower oil and safflower oil produce big bubbles they go rancid faster which means they have a short shelf life and can go bad fast.
Another interesting thing that can affect lather is the type water you have. Some people have hard water while others have soft water. So what's the difference? Hard water is untreated and contains dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which can lead to reduced lather. Soft water is treated and is only left with sodium, which is why it may have a saltier taste.
Soap-making is a delicate science in a search to find the balance between lather and cleanliness. Everyone wants the best of both worlds
your water intake for those who don't care for it's lack of flavor.
2. Use Sunscreen
Sunscreen helps to block out damaging UV rays from the sun. Those suckers can cause you to get spots and even skin cancer! Protect your skin with a minimum of SPF-15 (SPF-30 is better) sunscreen and use a sunscreen that protects against UV-a and UV-b rays.
3. Exfoliation is Key!
Contrary to popular belief, only using soap on your face is not enough. Soap may remove the dirt and grime from your daily travels, but it can leave behind dead skin cells. These zombie cells can pile up leave your precious skin looking lack lustre and dull, but worse than that they can clog pores and lead to excessive oil build up, which can in turn leave you with yucky acne! GROSS! One way to exfoliate is to use sugar scrubs a few times a week.
4. Nothing Beats a Good Night's Rest!
better yet it looks like you were in a fight with the mighty Joe Frasier. Try to get at least 6-7 hours, though 8 is ideal. Nighttime is when the body takes 6-7 hours, though 8 is ideal. Nighttime is when the body takes the time to rejuvenate and heal itself.
5. Sanitize Your Phone!
This is probably one you didn't even think of. We touch stuff, get our hands all full of germs, swipe our phones to check out the latest viral facebook videos, send a few text messages, then get a call. What do we do? Put that same phone that we had our sticky fingers all over right up to our face! Can you even imagine the about of bacteria that is on our phone screens?!?! If only I had that dollar amount in my bank account. Clean your phone screen throughout the day to minimize the amount of yucky germs your face is exposed to.
impurities. One helpful tip is to eat colorful food. Did you know that the more colorful the food, the healthier it is?
7. Stress Less
Ohhhhhhmmmmmm. Keeping a level head can help you get clear skin believe it or not. Stress hormones can lead to excessive oil production which in turn can lead to pimples. Oh no! More pimples = more stress. Am I right? Try meditation and avoiding stressful situations to help keep your skin nice and clear.
9. Remove Makeup Before Hitting the Sack
It's late, you just got in and you're tired and dozing off, but your face is still beat. Leaving your makeup on overnight can clog your pores and lead to excessive dryness.
"Sleeping in makeup can be detrimental to the skin's health," says Dr. James C. Marotta, Facial Plastic Surgeon & Skincare Expert. "This is especially true because the skin repairs itself at night while you sleep, so makeup can clog your pores and not allow the skin to breathe." Marotta also warns that it can cause uneven skin tone, dryness, redness, acne, and even deepening of wrinkles."
If you find yourself falling asleep in your makeup often and just can't make it to the bathroom at night to remove, try keeping some makeup removing wipes in your nightstand.
Follow these 9 simple tips to keep your pores clear and your skin glowing. If you have any additional tips or if any of these tips helped you, please feel free to comment below
Hey guys! I've missed you all! I wanted to show you a few things that are new in the shop. These are the soaps on the curing rack. They should be ready in another week. So there's Raspberry Lemonade, Seaside Bliss, Serene Citrus, and Strawberry Lemonade. There are one or two more that haven't made their debut yet and there are a few that are waiting to be made. Don't tell anyone, but we have some men's soaps that are coming out soon. Who am I kidding..tell EVERYONE! Also..roll-on perfumes will be ROLLLING out shortly as well. Those have been a HIT so far. Just from me wearing it to work I got a few orders. All the soaps below are on the site and available for pre-order. Oo0oh and if you haven't gotten anything for your moms or if you want to treat yourself to something nice we make custom baskets or boxes, just shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Tarrin. Soapmaking has been my passion since 2008. I'm also a member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild as well as a Certified Soapmaker. Here you can follow me on my journey of my handcrafted soap and body product business. Hope you enjoy this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!