Do you have skin that is easily irritated? Do you find that the free and clear laundry detergents work better for you? Or do you avoid detergents altogether? There can be many reasons why your skin is so sensitive and one of the culprits might be your bath soap or your shampoo. Why would soap or shampoo made just for your bath make your skin more sensitive?
Sometimes the ingredients are not as gentle as the label would have you believe. The label might say something like “with moisturizing coconut oil and jojoba.” But the word “with” is a dead giveaway. When you read the ingredients label you will find that the coconut oil and jojoba are only a tiny fraction of the actual formula. As you read through the ingredients the second or third ingredient is probably a sulfate like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS if they just use the abbreviation. What is that? It is a foaming agent or detergent. It can be found in laundry soap, engine degreaser, and floor cleaner. Why is it in your soap or your shampoo? Because it foams and cuts through oils.
And that is where problems come in. Your skin needs the natural oils that protect it from wind, from drying, and from surface contaminants. But when the SLS strips away your natural skin oils it leaves your skin more open to infection, to drying, cracking and irritation. What can you do? Change the soap and shampoo you use to a gentler preparation. Organic or natural skin care products like Beach Organics are made with no SLS and no parabens or phthalates. That means your skin can protect itself naturally and you may find you are not as prone to irritations as you once were.
If you feel you’d like to try a better soap product than the one you’ve been using, give our organic all-natural soap a try!