I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Today I’m going to post about something most of us may not know (I just learned this about a year ago). Did you know the largest organ we have is our skin or “epidermis”? Here’s some proof over at www.aad.org. You can also google if it you still don’t believe me 🙂
Is your epidermis showing? Don’t worry, it should be. Your epidermis is the top part of your skin, and your skin is your body’s largest and fastest-growing organ. Skin is your body’s coat. It protects you. It helps you stay warm when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot. Your skin keeps all your insides in, from your heart and lungs to your blood and muscles. And unless it’s cut or damaged, it keeps stuff out, including germs and water. You also feel things through the nerves in your skin.
This is something very important that people do not realize. I’ve struggled with eczema during different periods of time over my life. One of the main factors that can cause things like this is stress but it’s not the only factor. You need to make sure you choose the correct products for you body (this includes your hair). It’s vitally important to find products with a small list of ingredients – preferably organic. Also do not choose products loaded with ingredients and/or chemicals. One good way to do this is check up ingredients to make sure they are safe before you buy them OR similar to food, if you can’t pronounce the ingredient it’s probably not healthy!
One type of soap I use for day-to-day hand washing and sometimes in the shower (not for my hair) is Dr.Bronner’s Soap. I’ve actually only used the soap bars and liquid soap. I see from visiting their site that they have a number of other products. Thanks everyone for making me visit the site!
As for Shampoo, there are many options. If you have eczema or itching scalp, it’s been recommended to me by a good friend to try the “no shampoo” approach. I am currently doing this, as the scar on my head can get very dry and flaky. This simply means using a small amount of baking soda (1-2 tsp) with a little bit of water to make a paste and then wash your hair with it. You only do this 2-3 times a week and the other days you simply use water to rinse your hair. She warned me that the first week or 2 your hair can get quite “greasy” as your head naturally detoxes and can cause oily hair (thank goodness I’ve always been a grease ball!). She promises me this will stop and get better as I continue on (you know who you are so you better be right! lol)
I found a good article online that lists 6 important tips to keep your skin clean and healthy – please take the time to read it, as its very important to keep our skin in tip-top shape!
Any other good tips for keeping our skin healthy? Let us know in the comments section. Thanks!
Lots of love,