Have you ever felt like your skin is drowning under grease and grime? No matter how frequently you shower, you just don't get that ultimate, fresh feeling? And to top it off, your lotion application, just doesn't seem to do anything in the department of moisturizing?
Well, I have.....
I realized that when I feel this way, it is my skin's call out for a deeper cleanse. My skin is telling me that it needs to be exfoliated. The dry skin issue just GOTTA GO!
Exfoliation is the process of using a product that typically has a coarse texture to rub against your skin to remove dead cells. The body generally sheds dead skin about every 30 days. However, there are times when shedding is not complete and so this brings about dryness, clogged pores, splitting, coarseness and other issues. Therefore, including exfoliation in your skincare regime will help address these concerns and reveal brighter, healthier looking skin.
At MalyNature, our gentle exfoliant giant, Oat My! is very popular, a best-seller, and you will learn why.
What makes it so popular?
Oat My! as the name suggests is loaded with grainy bits of fine oats for that deep, yet gentle exfoliation your skin is crying out for. In addition to the oats which offer that abrasive scrub for those troubled areas, it includes butters, clay and oils that all have excellent skin benefits. I'll tell you briefly about the key ingredients in this soap, which make it such a remarkable product.
What it includes?
In simple terms, is oat kernels grounded to a fine powder that dissolves in water, turning it into a milky hue and leaves a silky feel to the skin. In skincare, colloidal oatmeal can remove excess oils from skin which is a benefit for those with acne concerns. It is an anti-oxidant and contains anti-inflammatory properties to help treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. An article found on WebMD that was medically reviewed by Poonam Sachdev states that colloidal oatmeal adds a layer of protection when placed on the skin and provides relief to the skin from minor irritations. It binds to the skin, thereby locking in moisture and allowing it a chance of rehydration. It softens the skin, soothes itching and helps to balance the natural pH of the skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Colloidal oatmeal completes the soap by adding gentle exfoliation to remove dirt and build-up.
Is that jack-of-all-trades in skincare products. It can be applied directly to the skin and is widely used in soaps, hair products, lotions and creams. Shea butter is rich in fatty acids and vitamins which make it very moisturizing, soothing, softening and hydrating. It contains substances that can reduce swelling, such as those associated with eczema.
Goat's Milk Powder
Approved by dermatologists, Goat's milk is said to work for all skin types and has moisturizing and soothing properties. It can help to repair the barriers of the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and acne. Goat's Milk has a similar pH to human skin which makes it suitable for people with sensitive and irritated skin. An article from Kate Somerville, a skin health expert, states that Goat's Milk helps with certain skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, red, itchy skin patches and others. So if this sounds like you, you may want to give Oat My! a try. The article goes on to discuss the nutritive value of Goat's Milk and why such a gentle ingredient is such a skincare giant. If you'd like to know more about Goat's Milk in skincare, click Here.
Pulls impurities from the skin, removes dirt, build-up and excessive oils to reduce break-outs in acne-prone skin. It is a very gentle clay and works well for those with sensitive skin.
Other than the sweetness :) honey provides great benefits in skincare. It is anti-bacterial which makes it suitable for acne-prone skin. Honey contains anti-aging properties, and is clarifying, draws moisture to the skin to reveal even skin tone.
If you thought avocados were only good for eating, well let's just say, you thought wrong! Avocado oil is used in a variety of skincare products and is loaded with vitamins and minerals that provide moisture to the skin, protect it from the elements and assists with collagen metabolism for a more radiant, youthful look.
Is known for its anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. It helps reduce the signs of aging, and is an excellent source of moisture retention in the skin. It is soothing for irritated and sensitive skin.
Another versatile ingredient in skincare products, coconut oil facilitates that clean, hydrated feel when you use our Oat My! soap. It has anti-bacterial properties, and may help to reduce flare-ups or inflammation from skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis and eczema.
Contains anti-bacterial properties and is very moisturizing for the skin. It offers excellent hydrating and soothing properties for dry skin. It has anti-oxidant properties to help reduce the signs of aging.
An article cited in Medical News Today, medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP and written by Aaron Kandola confirms that Cocoa Butter is a master ingredient in skincare as it boosts skin health, due to the polyphenol antioxidants that it contains which may help to protect against sun damage and ease inflammation. Cocoa Butter is an excellent moisturizer for the skin and may help to prevent stretch marks, such as those derived from pregnancy. On a personal note, I can attest to that! In both my pregnancies I massaged my baby bump and hips daily with Palmers Cocoa butter and never had an issue. Post second pregnancy, I noticed a bit of stretch marks on my hip, and I needed something to ease the itching of my C-section scar, so I made a cocoa butter body butter and it works like magic. The raising and itching of my scar is gone, and you would need to use a magnifying glass to spot the stretch marks on my hips. Read the full article Here.
Silk Amino Acids
In addition to the luxurious feel it offers the soap, silk is used in skincare products as it promotes skin elasticity and enhances skin complexion.
Suitable for all skin types, Sunflower Oil soothes the skin, strengthens the skin barrier to protect against radical elements and offers excellent skin hydration benefits.
How to use it?
Dampen skin with warm water. Roll soap in hand to activate the lather. Apply Oat My! over damp area of body to form a full lather and exfoliate. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Towel blot and apply your favorite skin moisturizer. MalyNature's Oats & Rice Protein Body Lotion pairs nicely with Oat My! (View it Here).
As the soap gets used, it may become more abrasive. If you find it too coarse, then form a lather using a washcloth, exfoliating glove or loofah with the soap, and apply to the skin in the same manner as previously discussed. Side note, I have used it this way for my toddler, when she developed a rash and no more than three (3) days later, they were gone. I applied the Oats and Rice Protein to her skin after her bath.
So, there you have it!
In addition to all those amazing oils, butters and additives that make up the Oat My! soap, the Vanilla Bean fragrance tops it all off as a great treat.
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