During the bathing process, our skin’s natural oils are often stripped. Either from using hot water or harsh products, your skin can become very dry. If you’re looking for gorgeous, supple skin all year long, then, incorporate glycerin soap into your skin care. Glycerin, one of the best nourishing agents in the world, is extremely effective in promoting skin health. Studies have shown how glycerin can affect your skin in a number of positive ways.
Glycerin is a sugar alcohol extracted from fats and oils of animal, plant, or petroleum (non-organic). Through the hydrolysis process, glycerin is produced by splitting the fats and oils. This chemical bond break down yields a colorless, odorless, syrupy liquid consistency….glycerin.
Glycerin is also a natural by-product of the soap-making process. Many soap manufacturers remove the glycerin to be used in cosmetics, foods, and pharmaceutical products.
Since mid-1900 century, glycerin has been used to create soap. Known as an all-natural and environment friendly product, the awesome benefits of glycerin soap includes moisturizing qualities, skin protection, diminishes acne symptoms, combats premature aging, and soothes inflammatory skin conditions.
What I like most about glycerin soap is that it’s gentle enough to be used everyday for skin care. Glycerin helps lock in the skin’s natural moisture to prevent over drying. Acting as an humectant, glycerin absorbs water and draws moisture to your skin. Thus, leaving your skin feeling moist for hours after use. Using glycerin soap over a period of time, one should notice their skin softening.
Your skin plays a vital role in protecting your body by keeping fluids in and keeping harmful bacteria and viruses out. The list of toxic ingredients found in many beauty products just keeps growing. The skin absorbs these toxic chemicals which seeps into the bloodstream causing health and hormonal impact. That’s why choosing safe skin care products that promote healthy skin is so important. A healthy skin is a protected skin. As glycerin lubricates the skin, it builds a barrier to protect the skin.
Glycerin soap is safe for all skin types. It’s non-greasy so anyone with oily or combination skin can use it. It helps with acne prone skin. Glycerin soap gives your skin added hydration in order to reduce the body’s need to create oils. Some acne treatments tend to draw out the skin’s oil when, in fact, all the skin needs is extra hydration. Someone suffering from a severe case of acne should consult their physician.
As skin ages, the skin’s epidermal (topmost) layer begins to lose elasticity. But no worries. Glycerin to the rescue. Glycerin thickens skin and restores elasticity to help correct aging skin. When skin is properly hydrated, wrinkles and stretch marks can be circumvented. Glycerin soap could be considered an anti-aging product because it gives your skin a youthful, healthy glow.
Glycerin with its delicate touch soothes skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and other inflammatory skin conditions. I know, firsthand, having had a mild case of eczema as a child, dry skin is NO fun. With using doctor prescribed treatments, it eventually went away. But I’m for certain, if my mother was aware of glycerin soap, oh, we would’ve used it. I digress. The natural pH level of our skin falls between 4-6 (Acidic). Glycerin soap has a low pH level which mimics the skin’s natural level and won’t remove the natural oils. On the pH level chart, 7 is neutral; 8 and above is alkaline. Soaps with higher alkaline levels tend to cause more skin irritations.
If you experience any adverse reaction to glycerin soap, stop using immediately. Pure glycerin soap may not cause allergic reactions but added ingredients may do so. Read labels to see if fragrances or essential oils have been added.
As you know, pure ingredients comes at a cost. Synthetic soaps are cheaper to make, therefore, they can be sold at a low price. Expect to pay on the higher end of prices for pure glycerin soap. You can save money making it yourself, but brewing up your own batch of glycerin soap can be a bit time consuming.
Glycerin soap is versatile because it can be used as a face wash, body wash, or shampoo. But I have to let you in on a little secret…. if you’re looking for bubbles and a great lather, this is NOT the soap for you. lol But if you want something that won’t disrupt your skin’s integrity, glycerin soap is the perfect soap for you.