Fall Skin Care

As summer transitions into fall there are changes all around.  And whether you enjoy the changes or not, they will happen.  It’s probably best to just go with the flow and accept that summer is leaving and winter is on it’s way.

You don’t have to feel like a dry scaly alligator as the weather changes.  Just a few simple steps and you can keep your skin looking and feeling silky soft.

You might not realize it, but your skin care should change with the seasons as well.  Your skin has different needs as the weather gets cooler.  Here are some things you should make sure to do to keep your skin looking great through the fall season.

1. Drink plenty of water.  It is essential to keep your skin hydrated throughout the year.  This is easier to remember in the summer, but is just as important as the weather cools.

2. Don’t forget your feet.  Just because they are covered, doesn’t mean they are gone.  They still need TLC. Glynne’s Soaps Flip Flop Balm is the perfect addition to any fall skin care regime.  This lotion will keep your feet soft all winter.
3. Choose a soap that will keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.  An all natural soap is better for your skin and won’t dry you out like the detergent bars you can buy at the grocery store.
4. Sunscreen is still important.  Even though the temperatures are cooler and the sun is lower in the sky, your skin can still be damaged by it’s rays.  You should be wearing a sunscreen everyday.
5. Keep your lips soft and smooth with an all natural lip balm.  Glynne’s Soaps lip balms are great at keeping your lips hydrated and protected from the cold wind.  Choose one with zinc oxide for added safety.
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Flip Flop Balm – For Flip Flop Friendly Feet

Get Your Feet Ready for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and that means that your feet, which have been cooped up in shoes all winter, need to get ready to make an appearance.  In order to get ready, they need some TLC.  Dead dry skin needs to be removed, callouses need to be taken care of and any dry cracking areas need to be softened up.

Glynne’s Soaps has what you need to get your feet ready to be seen.  Our all natural Flip Flop Balm is made using the finest natural skin softening butters and oils.  It is specially formulated for the rough dry skin that can be found on your feet.  The skin nourishing oils are exactly what your feet need to soften up and stay that way all summer long.  Flip Flop Balm comes in four varieties.

Dreamsicle, made with therapeutic grade orange and vanilla essential oils smells just like a summers day.  The orange essential oil is commonly used as an antidepressant, and it also can be used as an antiseptic.  When used on your feet it will help to get rid of all the bad germs and bacteria you might pick up throughout the day.

Peppermint-Lavender Flip Flop Balm contains peppermint essential oil which is a great pain reliever and will awaken and refresh tired achy feet.  It also has Lavender essential oil which will help relax your feet after a long day and can help heal eczema and other dry skin conditions.

For Flip Flop Friendly Feet

Both these scents also come with pumice added for additional exfoliating benefits.

Currently,If you come see us at a festival or the Pleasure Island Fresh Market we will have all four varieties.  In addition, if you give us a call or send an e-mail we will be happy to let you know how to get any of our products.

As an added bonus, if you come see us and agree to say the Flip Flop Balm tagline on camera – “Flip Flop Balm for Flip Flop Friendly Feet for $4.54″ (in 5 seconds) you will be able to purchase Flip Flop Balm at that reduced price ($4.54 – regular price $6.00).  You can also e-mail a video of you, your kids, your neighbors or anyone saying the jingle and get the same deal.

Get your Flip Flop Balm today so your feet will be ready for summer play and will stay soft all season long.

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Are You Ready for Summer?

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for warmer weather and long sunny days.  We had our first festival of the season last weekend and spending the day outside was wonderful.  Even though it was still a bit chilly, it was a preview of the nice weather that is just around the corner.

Your mind might be ready for the summer, but is your skin?  There are things you can do that will help get those areas of your body that have been under wraps for a few months ready to shine.

  • Exfoliate – Nothing gets your skin silky smooth like removing all the dead skin cells.
  • Moisturize – Keep your skin soft with a good all natural lotion which will add moisture but none of the artificial chemicals.  Choose your favorite from Glynne’s Soaps variety of natural products.  And don’t forget your lips, they need moisturizing too.  Glynne’s Soaps has a line of all natural, petroleum free lip balms, including some with zinc oxide to protect your lips from the sun’s rays.
  • Firm up cellulite.  Using skin products containing caffeine has been shown to reduce cellulite and firm up areas that might be a bit saggy.  Before you get in to that swim suit, make sure you are showering with Glynne’s Soaps Java Scrub, an all natural soap made with coffee.  You should notice a difference before that first pool party.

Don’t let the summer sneak up on you.  Start getting ready now so you can fully enjoy the season and all it has to offer.  Glynne’s Soaps will be at the Pleasure Island Fresh Market starting Saturday, March 19th.  Come see us.

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Got Soap? or are you using detergent? (the answer may surprise you)

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it is very good at absorbing most of what it comes into contact with.  This includes any toxins that might be in the soaps, lotions and makeup that you are using.  If you look at the ingredient list on the back of your store bought soap, you will probably see the following items:

  • SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate) – used to create foam and lather, can be an irritant
  • Lauric Acid – irritating to mucus membranes
  • Pentasodium pentetate – used as a water softener, emulsifier and dispersing ingredient in cosmetic cleansing creams, lotions and soaps, can be an eye irritant
  • Tetrasodium EDTA – synthetic preservative Trisodium etidronate – a preservative and possible irritant BHT – (butylhydroxytoluene) – synthetic antioxidant to keep oils in formula from going rancid, it has been linked to tumor formation and liver enlargement
  • Triclosan (or triclocarban) – this is found in most anti-bacterial soaps and is registered with the EPA as a pesticide.  (It does kill the bacteria.  All the bacteria, even the good stuff you need to stay healthy) Commercial manufacturers of anti-bacterial soaps will tell you that it is used at such low levels that it is not harmful, but it has been shown that Triclosan can be stored in your fat cells and it will soon reach a toxic level.  “A study at Virginia Tech discovered that products containing triclosan produced either chloroform or other chlorine byproducts when exposed to tap water.(NewsTarget.com) In fact, triclosan decomposes into chlorine byproducts in as little as one minute when exposed to chlorinated tap water at 100 degrees Fahrenheit.(NewsTarget.com)  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers the triclosan byproduct, chloroform, to be a probable human carcinogen that could cause cancer.” (Body Ecology)

Another reason to stay away from commercial soaps is that most of them are not really soap.  Look carefully at the label and you will see the words “beauty bar”, “cleansing bar”, “deodorant bar” or something similar.  This is because these products are not soap.  They are detergents.  The glycerin that is a natural by-product of the soap making process is removed so it can be made into lotions and other products that can be sold for a higher profit.  That natural glycerin is very moisturizing and when left in the soap, can keep your skin soft, reducing the need for lotions.  Using a commercial detergent strips your skin of the natural moisturizing oils that your skin needs, leaving it dry and irritated.  So, the next time you are at the store buying soap, take a look at the ingredients and consider an all natural alternative that is much safer and better for your skin.  Visit our website to purchase all natural soaps, lotions. lip balms and other skin care products.  Our products contain no chemicals and are very gently and safe for your skin.

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Battling the Winter Blues – With a Coupon?

Don't let winter weather dry you out

Like it or not, it seems that winter weather is here.  And with it comes dry, chapped skin.  Sometimes it seems like no matter what we do, we still end up with dry hands and chapped lips.  Well, fortunately, there are some things you can do to combat the dry cold weather and keep your skin soft and smooth all winter long.

  • Use oil based moisturizers. Many products on the market these days have water as their first ingredient.  The higher the oil to water ratio is, the more moisturizing a lotion is.  The oil creates a protective barrier on the skin.   Glynne’s Soaps lotions are made entirely from skin softening oils such as shea butter and coconut oil.  They contain no water and so they are more moisturizing than other creams and lotions.
  • Drink lots of water.  Your skin can become dry due to dehydration, so don’t forget to drink lots of water and limit the amount of alcohol to stay hydrated.
  • Exfoliate. At least twice a week you can scrub away dead dry skin using a sugar scrub from Glynne’s Soaps.  The ntural oils will leave your skin soft and the great scents will relax and restore your mental clarity.
  • Skip the blow dryer. If at all possible, let your hair dry naturally.  Using a blow dryer just adds to the dryness of your skin by exposing it to the hot dry air.
  • Don’t forget your lips. Cold, dry weather and high winds can leave your lips dry and cracked.  Using a natural lip balm will get them back to kissable in no time.  It’s important to remember to stay away from products that contain petroleum because it will make the chapping worse.  A good rule of thumb to follow for not only your lip balm, but all your moisturizers is to only use things on your skin that contain ingredients safe enough to eat.  Food grade oils and butters instead of petroleum and chemical based products are safer for your skin and will keep you feeling soft all winter.

    Keep your lips soft and kissable this winter

The skin is your largest organ.  It is important to keep it healthy and looking good.  Following a few simple steps and making sure you use only the best all natural products is the best way to avoid dry winter skin.

As an incentive to our readers who are interested in keeping their skin healthy this winter, we are offering the following deal.  Purchase 5 soaps from our website, add a lip balm to your cart, use the coupon code KISS and the lip balm will be free.  You can also benefit from this deal when you see us at festivals.  Just buy five soaps and you will get a free lip balm.  You can find out where we will be by checking out our calendar.

Glynne’s Soaps make great Holiday gifts or stocking stuffers.  Buy yours today.

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The Skin Benefits of All Natural Soaps

It is easy for us to say that all natural soap is better for your skin, and it might be easy for you to believe us when we do say it.  But if you really start to think about it, you might wonder specifically how it is good for your skin.  Aside from the therapeutic properties associated with the different essential oils used, the base ingredients we use have advantageous and even healing properties.

The base oils used to make Glynne’s Soaps soap are chosen for very specific reasons. Much research goes in to picking just the right combination to make a great bar of soap.  Some are chosen because they will give your soap a good rich lather, others because they make a nice hard bar of soap.  Every base oil chosen by Glynne’s Soaps will also have skin enriching properties.

Coconut Oil

During this flu season, you will be relieved to know that coconut oil forms a barrier on your skin to ward off infection. Along with its ability to maintain the natural chemical balance of your skin, it is very beneficial in other ways.  It is a safe all natural moisturizer for all skin types, from very dry to very oily.  It is helpful in treating skin infections, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.  Coconut oil delays the formation of wrinkles and saggy skin while it prevents aging because of its antioxidant properties.  An additional benefit to coconut oil is that it is very soothing and can reduce stress and mental fatigue.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E and other antioxidants.  It has remarkable healing and anti-aging properties due to the presence of chlorophyll.  It can restore the moisture and elasticity to your skin and remove the damage done as you go about your day.  Damage from the sun, wind, cold, makeup, and any harmful chemicals you are exposed to on a daily basis.  It is also very moisturizing and is helpful in reducing dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Castor Oil

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil can be used to treat arthritis and other joint pains.  It is also a natural emollient which means it will penetrate the outer layer of skin to promote the body’s production of elastin and collagen.  This will give you softer, more hydrated skin.  It will restore the youthful appearance of your skin by reducing wrinkles and making your skin smoother and softer.

Cottonseed and Soybean Oils

These oils are full of fatty acids and anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin B.  They are critical to keeping your skin smooth and younger looking.  They also prevent the development of wrinkles and age spots.  The fatty acids present in cottonseed and soybean oils are a key component to the restoration of your skin after the damage done by exposure to the sun and all the harmful pollutants in the air.

So, before you buy that next bar of soap this winter, check the ingredients.  Is it full of chemicals and words you can’t pronounce?  Why not reach for an all natural bar of soap from Glynne’s Soaps.  They smell great, are safe for you and the environment and you will start to notice the benefits to your skin after the first use.

As a side note, our new website is coming soon to a computer near you. We are excited about the new design and hope to be able to share it with you soon. Our Thanksgiving  free shipping deal ends tonight at midnight. We would love to be your stocking stuffer!

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