Those of you who know me know that I have extremely sensitive dry skin. Plus, many members of my family suffer from skin problems such as acne, eczema, Rosacea and psoriasis.
My troubles with my sensitive dry skin, which is prone to both breakouts and rashes when exposed to harsh chemical ingredients such as artificial scents in laundry detergents and lotions, was one of the main reasons why I started looking for ways to lead a healthier more natural lifestyle.
As I sought to bring more natural products into my life I realized that finding both natural and highly effective skin care products was next to impossible. Dissatisfied with the type of ingredients often sneaked into skin care products that claim to be “All-Natural” I began researching and creating my own line of skin care products to help ease both mine and my family members’ skin care troubles.
Over the years demand for my skin care products grew as word of these products spread amongst friends, family and neighbors and I became known as “Miss Body Butter“.
I am happy to say that today, the Miss Body Butter line of skin care products is one of the few all-natural, hand crafted skin care products gentle enough to be used by all people, including children and those suffering from minor skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.
If You’re interested in learning more about natural skin care please check out my new blog dedicated to natural skin care for problem skin.This blog is full of natural remedies, natural skin care tips and beauty recipes such as the ones featured below.
Oatmeal: The Miracle Skin Care Ingredient
Take full advantage of the healing benefits of oatmeal when it comes to treating your dry or damaged skin. Oatmeal offers amazingly soothing skin care benefits that were first discovered more than 4,000 years ago.
To make a soothing oatmeal treatment for your dry skin simply pour 2 cups of colloidal oatmeal (oatmeal ground into a fine powder that will suspend in the water rather than sink into the bottom of the tub) into a bathtub full of lukewarm water. Pour another 1/4 cup of colloidal oatmeal into a cheese cloth, tie the cheese cloth and then dunk it in the water, squeeze the excess water out and use this just like you would use a typical washcloth to exfoliate and sooth your dry skin.
Choose soaps that are superfatted. Most mass-produced commercial soap brands contain a material called lye, and while Lye is great for cleaning, it is also very irritating to dry skin. But, superfatted soaps are different!
Just as the name implies, these super fatted soaps contain all-natural ingredients and extra amounts of fats like shea butter, olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter, which are added to the soap mix during the manufacturing process. Most varieties of African black soap, used for centuries to treat a variety of skin problems, are prime examples of superfatted soaps.