The temperature has started to drop. The leaves are turning red, gold and brown. Those autumn days are coming! Start digging out those chunky knits and your bobble hat and prepare for winter. The perfect opportunity to review your skincare routine and make changes inline with this change in the season that will help keep your skin nourished. As much as we love seeing the seasons change and it can cause havoc to our skin. The decrease in temperature can leave your skin feeling lacklustre, dull and dry.
The great news is that although the sun may not leave your skin sun-kissed, it is possible to keep your skin looking and, more importantly, feeling amazing with quality vegan soap.
Hydrated Skin Is Happy Skin: Keep Your Skin Nourished
As the temperature reduces, so does the humidity. This change can cause chaos in your skin, making it lose moisture and become sensitive. To mitigate and combat your skin’s thirst as the dry, cold air takes hold, using a naturally moisturising vegan soap bar can make all the difference.
The Oschen range of vegan soaps includes naturally sourced and skin-nourishing properties that compliment your skin’s natural oils and work to lock moisture within the skin.
When paired with the additional moisturising qualities found in our almond oil soap bar and olive oil soap bar, you can enjoy even the shortest shower knowing that you are cleansing your body and providing the additional moisture your skin is craving.
There is no better time to exfoliate than in autumn. Unlike the summer months, when you exfoliate to keep your skin glowing, exfoliating in the cooler months is more important.
As your skin is drying out, it is time to treat it to a gentle exfoliating scrub. This doesn’t have to be intense or rough. Still, the inclusion of exfoliating encourages blood flow and will naturally bring back your skin’s natural glow. Once your natural glow is back, you can switch your focus to keep your skin nourished.
Why Is Exfoliating Important?
Over time new skin cells develop, resulting in a dry, flaky skin layer on top. This barrier prevents your skin from being able to absorb the moisture it craves from your favourite soap bars or moisturisers. Including gentle exfoliation into your showering routine, will prevent the build-up of dead skin cells, gently buffer them away, and allow your new bright, healthier skin to be seen. Additionally, this gentle exfoliate can work to control the oils found within your skin and can assist in preventing spots and blemishes.
Just remember: Whenever you exfoliate, it is vital that this is done gently as if it is too severe, it can leave your skin feeling sore.
Top Tip – if you place your handmade soap bar in a bamboo soap bag and use this for washing, the bamboo flanneling will work not only to create a lustrous lather, it will also help in preventing dead skin from building up through the washing motion.
Keep Your Skin Nourished & Topped Up With Vitamins
Your skin thrives on vitamin boosters. Over the last few months, your skin will have been soaking up vitamin D provided by the warm sun. Now that the cooler months are upon us, it is important to keep your vitamins in your skin.
Being naturally made from the best sustainable, naturally-amazing, skin-boosting ingredients. You will be able to bring these vitamins into your cleansing routine. Luckily we’ve done all the hard work and will share some intel on the best vegan soap bars available.
The inclusion of vitamin A for your skin is fantastic. It can be used all year. However, it is super helpful in the cooler months as your skin needs a little more TLC.
Vitamin A helps speed up your skin’s healing capabilities. If you find that your skin is already sore, soaps, including vitamin A will become your best friend. They also support your skin’s immune system and encourage natural moisturising.
Oschen soap bars that include vitamin A:
Using a soap that provides vitamin D for your skin can work to bring about a variety of benefits. Vitamin D acts as an anti-inflammatory and can support the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is famous for its integral role in promoting skin repair and rejuvenation. Oschen soap bars that include vitamin D:
- Almond Oil Soap Bar
- Orange Soap Bar with Ylang Ylang
- Sweetie Shop Soap Bar
Vitamin E is fat-soluble and highly nourishing for the skin. Containing anti-inflammatory properties, it keeps your skin cells functioning and your skin healthy.
Being fat-soluble, vitamin E works to create a barrier within your skin to ensure natural moisture is locked in. Even when out in the dry crisp autumn air, this barrier keeps your skin hydrated and prevents it from becoming sore and drying out.
Oschen soap bars that include vitamin E:
Committed To Helping You Keep Your Skin Nourished
At Oschen we are committed to providing quality vegan soap that are amazing for you, your family, and the planet.
Each soap is crafted not only to smell amazing. To leave you perfectly clean but to support the ongoing health of your skin through their naturally sourced, specifically selected ingredients. Along with promoting sustainable showering and bathing habits that look after you and the planet.