With more awareness about the chemicals that are being used in our personal care products, there has become a greater demand for natural alternatives. As a matter of fact, most commercially sold soaps are not “real” soap. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), only a few soaps on the market are true soaps, while the majority of cleansers are synthetic detergents. Many of these synthetic ingredients can be irritating to the skin, which is why natural handcrafted soap is more attractive. Given the increased demand for natural soaps, goat milk soap has soared in popularity for its soothing properties and short ingredient list.
It’s surprising how many people are still washing their skin with detergent based soaps. Goat milk soap made with unprocessed, raw goat milk fresh from the farm is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin. Really, it’s perfect for all skin types. Making the switch to soap made with raw goat milk can truly help improve your skin’s health. Here are just some of the benefits…
A natural and gentle cleanser; goat soaps aren’t made with synthetic detergents or harsh surfactants that leave skin feeling dry and tight. Instead they nourish your skin and maintain its moisture by locking it in with a protective barrier of natural fats. The fatty acids and proteins of goat milk work with the premium skincare oils in the soap to moisturize and hydrate the skin.
Goats milk soap contains a compound called lactic acid which is a naturally occuring AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid). Lactic acid is used to treat a variety of skin conditions from age spots to hyperpigmentation, due to its ability to gently exfoliate the skin without irritating even the most sensitive of skin types. The lactic acid in goats milk may also help control and prevent acne by reducing the buildup of dead skin cells, keeping pores free of dirt, oil, and sebum. Additionally the exfoliation of dead skin cells has a rejuvenating effect. Lactic acid has been shown to remove the top layer of dead skin cells, allowing for smoother, softer skin, with less apparent wrinkles.
Rich in antioxidants like Selenium, Vitamin A, E, and C, goat milk soap can help keep skin free of oxidative stresses caused by free-radicals and sun damage. Goat milk is particularly high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for the body to repair damaged tissue and maintain healthy skin. There have been several medical studies showing that creams and soaps made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief. Furthermore goat milk contains Folate, the natural form of vitamin B which is known for its role in repairing DNA which can help in preventing cancer.
The cream present in goat milk is a moisturizer that soothes skin and possesses an anti-inflammatory effect. What’s more is it contains probiotics (healthy bacteria) like lactobacillus, which help to maintain a healthy skin barrier. It’s no wonder goat milk has anti-inflammatory properties. Think of the creamy texture of any milk and imagine that soothing balm on irritated skin. Easily absorbed into the skin, the benefits of goat milk soap makes a great option for people suffering from psoriasis and eczema.
Your body naturally makes collagen, the stuff that makes our skin bouncy, plump, and youthful, but as we age this production decreases. Goat milk is packed with vitamin C which plays a major role in the production of collagen, making it useful in an anti-aging regimen.
MAINTAIN SKIN’S PH
Goat milk contains a fatty acid called caprylic acid, which makes the soap’s pH balance similar to the pH balance of human skin. Maintaining the skin’s pH ensures the skin’s natural processes are uninterrupted making it less susceptible to infection and irritation.
In summary goat milk is a gentle cleanser that moisturizes, keeps skin nourished, and can benefit those with skin conditions. Here at Country Girl USA, we source our milk directly from our farm so you can reap the benefits of goat milk with every luxurious lather.
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