Skin care is every bit as delicate as the flesh it is administered on, and such skin care includes the exfoliants. According to David Fisher’s contribution to About.com:
Some people like their soap smooth and creamy.
Some like it chock full of scrubby stuff.
Most, like me, like it somewhere in between. (Actually, I tend to alternate between using a nice scrubby bar and a rich, creamy bar.)
Exfoliation is one of the most important parts of overall soap health. So a little bit of scrub is actually quite good for you!
Exfoliation is the process of stripping dead skin cells and allowing the skin to regenerate itself; many dermatologists administer the procedure to patients needing special attention for their skin issues. However, certain situations would require using products with varying degrees of exfoliation ability. If you are leery of chemically-processed skin care products, an outfit like the Newport Sea Foam Trading Co. can offer suitable alternatives like handmade soap with natural exfoliants.
By definition, natural exfoliants are scrub particle extracts from readily-available sources such as fruits and other plants. Some plants you’d never give a second glance otherwise actually provide unexpected benefits. A number of skincare experts advocate the use of natural exfoliation because it provides adequate benefits without the potential after-effects often present in products with chemical exfoliants.
Fisher says many natural soap makers have numerous common ingredients in their products, with differing effects. These include patchouli, eucalyptus, spearmint, peppermint, and oatmeal of different grounds. However, he advised to be on the lookout for “botanical breed” spearmint and peppermint.
Sometimes, though, there are other natural substances that few handmade soap companies dare to take advantage of, Fisher states. One such example is a bar made of coconut flakes– Fisher adds that using that and another made of coconut milk is a great combination.
However, not everyone likes natural exfoliant soups. That's why some companies offer sugar or salt-based body scrubs, which are mixed with certain fruits.
Taking the environmentally-sustainable route when it comes to exfoliating your skin will work in so many ways. An all natural handmade soaps producer such as Newport will be a valuable asset in such a wonderful pursuit.
(Article and Image Excerpt from from Using Natural Exfoliants in Your Soap, About.com)