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DIY Hand Cream
DIY Hand Cream

   

 Credit to New Directions Aromatics (Canada) for this information.  NDA is one of Wixy Soap's trusted suppliers.  They have a great selection of products, their customer service is absolutely outstanding, the quality of the products is exceptional.  Wixy Soap refers to their website often and considers their website to be one of the best. 

Content

  • Introduction
  • What Causes Dry Skin On Hands?
  • How Moisturizers Can Help
  • Best Ingredients For Dry Hands
  • Basic DIY Recipes For Dry Hands
  • Safety Precautions & Contraindications

 

IN ESSENCE... 

  • Although many factors can be responsible for dry skin on hands, frequent hand washing and the continuous use of disinfecting sanitizers are currently a leading cause for excessive hand dryness.

  • The topical application of cosmetic moisturizers, including creams and lotions, can help successfully alleviate dry hand symptoms.

  • As the fragility, texture, skincare needs, and level of exposure to irritants of the hands differ from facial skin or skin on the rest of the body, hand care products need to be specially formulated keeping these variables in mind.

  • In dry hands, the skin's superficial layer (termed the stratum corneum) lacks essential moisture, lipids, oils, and natural humectants, impairing its protective function and creating a rough, dull, fissured, uneven skin surface.

  • To make effective hand creams and lotions for dry hands, cosmetic humectants, occlusives, and emollients all have to be included in order to deliver sufficient hydration to the skin, trap that moisture to stay within the skin, and help repair the skin's protective barrier.


 

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List of Noncomedogenic oils for moisturizing

 

Noncomedogenic oils are often used as ingredients in products, such as moisturizers and skin creams. Some can be applied to skin directly, or used as a carrier oil. A carrier oil is an oil that helps to deliver another type of oil, such as an essential oil, to the skin.

Experimenting with various noncomedogenic oils will help you determine which types are best for you and how you can use them most effectively on your skin. There are many noncomedogenic oils. Here’s a list of some that you may want to try:

Grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil varies in color, based on the type of grapes it’s derived from. It’s high in antioxidants, linoleic acid, and vitamin E. A study in 2016Trusted Source on animals indicated that grapeseed oil may be beneficial in wound care, too.

Sunflower seed oil

Light and thin in texture, sunflower seed oil can be used effectively as a carrier oil, or on its own. It’s high in beta-carotene, vitamin E, and fatty acids which are essential for skin-barrier repair. A study from 2002Trusted Source indicated that topical use of sunflower seed oil is effective for improving skin-barrier function in newborns who have compromised barrier function.

Neem oil

Pungent in odor and high in antioxidants, neem oil is widely usedTrusted Source for medicinal purposes in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it effective for wound care. It’s also used as a spot treatment for acne.

Hempseed oil

A noncomedogenic oil which is excellent for dry skin, hempseed oil may reduce atopic dermatitis symptoms according to a study from 2005Trusted Source. It contains vitamins C and E, plus essential fatty acids.

Sweet almond oil

Gently scented and light on the skin, sweet almond oil contains high levels of fatty acids. A recent studyTrusted Source found that moisturizers containing sweet almond oil were effective at reducing severe hand dermatitis. Sweet almond oil may also be good for reducing psoriasis symptoms.

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Best Noncomedogenic Oils for Moisurizing

Best Non-comedogenic oils for moisturizing

Overview

Noncomedogenic oils help keep dry skin supple and oily skin acne-free. That’s because noncomedogenic oils don’t clog pores. This allows skin to breathe, remain hydrated, and keeps it free from breakouts.

Clogged pores (comedones) can lead to pimples. Comedones can take the form of blackheadswhiteheads, or skin-tone colored bumps, and are caused when the pores of your skin become clogged with oil, debris, or dirt.

Comedogenic oils and products made with them may clog your pores, causing the eruption of comedones. Noncomedogenic oils don’t have this effect.

Some noncomedogenic oils have anti-inflammatory properties. They may also contain antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, such as lineolic acid. This may make them especially beneficial, whether used alone or as an ingredient in manufactured skin care products.

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Goat's Milk Soap by Wixy Soap
Benefits of Goat's Milk Soap

Why people with psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and acne use Goat's Milk Soap...

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MANAGING PSORIASIS and ECZEMA: 3 NATURAL PRODUCTS YOU CAN RELY ON

 Managing Psoriasis and Eczema


Psoriasis is a rare and extremely uncomfortable skin disorder. We want to make psoriasis and other skin conditions like this more manageable!

Eczema, also known as Dermatitis, is usually found behind the knees, inside of the elbows, around the face and head, and on the hands. People with eczema missing an essential oil in their skin, meaning their skin can't hold enough water.

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Handmade Soap by Wixy Soap

When we think about frequently asked questions, this one comes to mind:

“I have sensitive skin and can’t use regular soap. Can I use handmade organic herbal soap?” The answer, of course, is yes and here’s why.

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IN ESSENCE...

Essential oils are organic, volatile, liquids that are secreted by tiny structures in a plant’s various parts such as the seeds, leaves, fruits, flowers, resins, and woods. An essential oil gets its name from the plant from which it is derived. These oils were given the name “essential,” because they were believed to capture a plant’s essence, that is its odor and flavor.

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO SOAP-MAKING FOR BEGINNERS

Source: New Directions Aromatics Inc.

The fast and easy melt and pour method of making soap is the safest to partake in, because the “tricky” parts are pre-made for you! The basic principle is melting a pre-made soap base and pouring it into a mold. Extra ingredients, which are referred to as additives, make melt-and-pour soap the most fun to work with. Add colourants, moisturizers, fragrances, exfoliants and extracts to create unique, artistic bars of soap! The step-by-step recipe below shows you how to easily and safely make natural soap in just 10 steps!


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