Goat Milk Soap and Bath Bombs to care for your skin Part 2

Share the Soap is a great resource for goat milk soap, goat milk bath bombs and goat milk bath soaks. 

Continuing our look at nourishing out skin:

Let’s talk about the final step to the best way hydrate our skin.
  1. Protect and hydrate your skin from the inside out. So this is where you think, “Aha! FINALLY! It’s TRUE: water is the best way to keep your skin hydrated so drink lots of water…right?”

Although drinking some purified water is healthy for us in general, we do not soak up water directly into our skin cells. We are not like plants that can take a big drink of water and instantly hydrate its cells. Water has to first be digested, absorbed into your bloodstream and then filtered by your kidneys before it then hydrates your cells. So although drinking purified water is healthy for our system, it’s actually not the BEST way to keep your skin hydrated. So….what is???? Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, healthy fats from seeds, nuts, and a limited amount of grassfed meats or salmon goes further to keep your skin hydrated from within than drinking lots of water does. In fact, instead of chugging a quart of water, up your greens, vegetables & fruit intake and not only will you up your water intake but you’ll also increase your intake of vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals which will really make your skin glow from the inside out (and possibly shed a few pounds too?). In proportion to their weight, fruits and vegetables contain a large quantity of water. Everyone knows that watermelon (hence the name) contains a large amount of water (about 92% according to the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service) but did you know that they also report zucchini, celery, broccoli, and greens are EACH over 90% water)? There are lots of other benefits of “eating” your water, like increased fiber for good digestion and prevention of disease as well as encourging a healthy weight but for the purposes of this post we just wanted to highlight a not-so-well-known fact that you can “eat your water” by eating a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables. Seeds, nuts, and limited amounts of grassfed meats provide the healthy oils that all of your body needs but that your skin will love you for too! So there you go, 3 easy steps to keep your skin hydrated and healthy! Your take-away from this post?

  1. Start using dish gloves when doing dishes
  2. Use REAL soap for your shower and handwashing. Place a bar (or 2 different ones for trading off scents for different moods) and at your sinks. Remember to use a soap dish that drains (sometimes called a soap deck) to keep your soap from melting so that you get a better value in a longer-lasting bar.
One benefit of being a small soap-maker is that we can personally formulate goat milk recipes that we then make in small batches, using essential oils and additives like shea butter, cocoa butter, silk, goats milk (raised here on our farm), clays, etc. that enhance your skin even more than just protecting the lipid barrier. Each essential oil combination gives different scents and using different botanicals and spices gives each bar it’s own look and texture. Hand made in small batches at a time ensures that each bar is unique, it’s own work of art. To make it easier to keep soap at your sinks we now have sink chubs. These are sink-sized bars that you can mix and match (different scents and colors and textures) so that you can change them out with the changing of your mood! Regular hand-washing doesn’t have to be boring!
  1. Add some fruits, greens and veggies, nuts and seeds to your diet each day! Sign up above to get your free copy of our "Make Your Skin Glow" Smoothie Recipe to get all those things in at once in a yummy and painless way! This is typically what I have for breakfast each day and my kids beg for it for afternoon snack!

Do you have some great tips for hydrating your skin? Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe or way to get in those healthy fruits, veggies, greens and seeds? Tell us in the comments below!   Articles referenced: http://www.newhealthguide.org/Glycerin-For-Face.html https://www2.ca.uky.edu/enri/pubs/enri129.pdf  


Share the Soap Bath bombs and bath soaks are a great way to nourish your skin also.