Keeping skin well-moisturized with natural ingredients is an absolute requirement in a world that places an increasing value on looking young — even when you’re not young at all. Moisturized skin “lasts” longer and better resists wrinkles, sagging, and the lines that can come with old age. There’s no better way to keep skin looking young and healthy than with products that contain Aloe Vera. Aloe vera is increasingly regarded as one of the best natural treatments for many of life’s ailments, from sunburns and hair loss to cracked, dry skin and wrinkles. There is an entire line of products devoted to passing on aloe vera’s many benefits to consumers through one of their everyday products: soap.
Let’s face it, doing dishes is a daily requirement that can consume a good chunk of time. The terrible combination of hot water, grease, and hard scrubbing can rage your hands and leave them looking (and feeling) like you just got back from the battlefield. This doesn’t have to be the case if you choose a smart line of dish detergent products.
J.R. Watkins produces a great line of dish detergent products that include aloe vera across the board. The inclusion of aloe means that doing dishes will also, over time, moisturize hands and help them heal — rather than do just the opposite and result in painful drying and even cracks in the skin. J.R. Watkins doesn’t just ensure that their products are industry-leading with aloe alone. Indeed, their dish detergent products (of which there are several to choose from) are made entirely out of natural ingredients. Lest you think that natural ingredients aren’t as effective as the synthetic cleansers in brands like Dawn and Palmolive, users rave about J.R. Watkins soaps’ ability to cut grease and life grime right off the dishes they’re trying to wash.
Just because chemicals have been replaced with things like aloe and green tea does not mean you need to sacrifice the effectiveness of competing, mainstream brands.
Aloe is present in many mainstream bar soap brands, including Dial, Irish Spring, and Ivory. Many of those brands also promote their soaps as antibacterial, which is a great way to get dual benefits: moisturizing action from aloe and the antibacterial peace of mind that should come with all bar soaps. It’s well known that antibacterial soaps can be especially tough on skin. The chemicals that many companies use to kill bacteria also suck moisture right out of the skin. After a few days’ use of a soap without aloe included, many customers will find their skin flaking, peeling, and even cracking because of they dryness. They then have to spend extra money on a moisturizing product to combat the effects of their soap, and it’s an expensive cycle to be stuck in. Aloe helps combat the drying effects of antibacterial soap before it even makes contact with your skin. The natural enzymes and minerals in aloe balance out the harsh antibacterial chemicals and help to moisturize and soothe skin with each use.
If you think about how many times you wash your hands a day, you’ll quickly understand why aloe vera hand soap products are an essential addition to your home. Frequent hand washing without moisturizing agents like aloe vera can lead to dry skin that flakes and peels, itches and even burns. Luckily, an increasing number of handsoap manufacturers have recognized the importance of aloe vera’s natural benefits and have begun selling products that include it. Softsoap includes aloe vera in virtually every single one of its handsoaps, and companies like Dial have produced an exclusive line of soaps featuring aloe vera and natural products. Even generic brands have gotten on board at places like Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, CVS, and Walgreens.
As with every other brand on the market, it’s important to check the soap’s ingredients for aloe or look for an indication of its inclusion on the soap’s packaging. Because aloe vera is increasingly trendy and in high demand, many makers go out of their way to advertise its inclusion in their products.
The last piece of the puzzle when looking for soaps which include aloe vera is body wash. It’s good for your hands to be moisturized, but your skin is an organ that covers more than just your hands. Using aloe vera body soap in the shower ensures that your skin is moist all over, and not subject to peeling or flaking due to drying agents. Aloe vera body soaps are easy to find at most supermarkets and pharmacies from major brands like Irish Spring and Dial. But an increasingly large market has started to take shape that involves all-new brands that create all-natural body soaps. If you value soap which uses natural ingredients rather than a series of synthetic chemicals and liquids that you can’t pronounce, much less want to put on your skin, these brands are for you. Look for aloe vera body soaps from companies like EO, Kiss My Face, and the Pure Life Soap Company. A company called Jason also makes a line of aloe vera body soap products with natural ingredients that won’t work against your skin.
Aloe is an important part of keeping skin healthy and moisturized. Without proper a proper level of moisture, skin can age quickly and earlier than it normally would, showing signs of aging like wrinkles, lines, and sagging. Aloe vera and natural ingredients in soaps keep skin glowing and looking healthy over the long term. Additionally, the natural enzymes, minerals, and vitamins in aloe vera products can reduce and eventually eliminate the signs of dry skin. These include peeling, flaking of the skin, and even painful cracks. So, next time you need to stock up on soap, be sure to stock up on products which contain aloe and promote healthy skin. Look at the ingredients for aloe vera’s inclusion. It can be the difference between healthy skin and unsightly peeling. And don’t forget, it’s the best way to look and feel young, even after you’ve stopped being young.