Your skin is your body’s biggest, heaviest and fastest growing organ, it grows so fast that when damaged your skin will quickly heal and recover. Your skin plays a vital role in many of your body’s functions, including regulating your body’s temperature, protecting you from infection and keeping your insides, well on the inside. Your skin really is your first line of defence against everything daily life has to throw at you and without it your body muscle and tissues would quickly dehydrate and as your body is mainly water you would evaporate away.
With all that said you might consider your body well protected with this big, tough, re-healing protective barrier but skin is easily damaged. Touch something too sharp and your skin will cut, touch something to hot and it will blister and burn, bump your skin too hard and it will bruise and it is not just physical knocks that will damage the skin. Sit in the sun for too long and your skin will absorb and become over exposed to ultraviolet radiation, damaging and ageing the skin.
You see you skin can easily absorb many chemicals and substances that it comes into contact with. Skin diseases are the biggest occupational health risks in many different industries and even if you don’t work somewhere that requires you to wear gloves and handle chemicals chances are you know someone who gets dry hands or other skin problems. This is very likely directly caused by something their skin has come into contact with, even if that contact is the wear and tear that hard working hands to go through.
While you should always consult a doctor if any skin problem persist most people will avoid going to the doctor just for dry hands and instead look for a hand cream or lotion for relief without considering if there is anything that should be avoided that might be causing the problem in the first place. A good place to start looking is what you wash and rub into your hands on daily basis, most people will wash their hands several times often many times more if hygiene is crucial to their job.
Most of the time this hand washing routine will involve squeezing a often brightly coloured vicious liquid into their hands with zero consideration as to the ingredients it might contain. Well here is a little secret the main ingredient in that liquid is Sodium laureth sulfate and it is a known irritant. That’s right, the liquid that most people use for cleaning not just their hands but their whole body and hair is a known skin irritant.
The Soap recommends ditching all Sodium laureth sulfate based products and replacing them with skin loving, environmentally friendly, animal and cruelty free beauty products that are made with natural ingredients that have known benefits to the skin and hair, see our range of soaps and if you have any questions or have anything else to say please drop us a comment below.