By: Dr. Brahmananda Nayak
It is shocking to note that our immune systems are becoming more vulnerable with the use of antibacterial chemical soaps. Soaps that we buy off the shelves of supermarkets, claiming to deep-cleanse the skin, and make us beautiful, in just one shower, hide more than what they reveal !!
So, beware of soaps that call for your attention through enticing advertising and marketing gimmicks. And avoid soaps that contain Triclosan, Chemical foaming agents and Synthetic or artificial fragrance.
Triclosan is a synthetic chemical used to prevent bacteria from reproducing or increasing on the surface of the skin. Ideally, this means a person using the soap that contains Triclosan will have less chance of falling ill. On the contrary, several studies involving mice and rats found adverse health effects of using Triclosan, including reduced fertility and increased cancer risk. The list goes on, the so called antibacterial soaps that have Triclosan only dries your skin, contributes to eczema and psoriasis and does nothing to prevent cold and flu as shown in the commercials.
Chemical foaming agents are yet other dangerous ingredients added in normal soaps. The side effects of these chemicals include, eye, skin and mouth irritations, may cause even liver damage and could even destroy the hair follicle and cause hair loss.
Instead of that, Ayurvedic soap manufacturers use Olive oil as base and a blend of Coconut oil, Shea butter and Cocoa butter, these oils and butters are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that promote healthy skin. Handmade soap can improve your skin, take away dryness and actually cure skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne
The third ingredient you should always be watchful of while buying soap is synthetic or Artificial Fragrance. According to a research, 95% of the chemicals used in fragrances are petroleum-based synthetic compounds. And these chemicals are not tested for safety.
Therefore, the million-dollar question is, “what is the alternative?” The best alternative till date is herbal soap. The Soap Santhe, organized by AyurCentral is a first of its kind in Bengaluru. Come and discover the health and hygiene aspects of using herbal soaps. Thanks to Ayurveda, the herbal soaps use most natural ingredients and herbal extracts.
At Soap Santhe, you will find hundreds of herbal soaps that have unique value since they are made to benefit every classified skin type, oily or dry skin for instance. The herbal soaps available here are handmade and have no traces of unwarranted chemicals. So if you are looking for a soap for real skin care and cure, Soap Santhe is the destination.
What makes herbal soaps effective is the fact that the natural ingredients used in making a soap have medicinal value. For instance, Aloe vera has anti-fungal properties and is effective in killing yeast in the skin. Neem, the most sought after ingredient in skin care products for its good effects, it prevents most skin disorders. Neem based soaps acts as antiseptic, antibacterial and effective in preventing many skin disorders. Similarly, Basil has antibacterial properties because of which its extracts can cure rashes and prevents bacterial growth. Several skin ailments including acne, bruises and skin irritations can be treated with Chamomile. Honey and Almond oils used in herbal soaps will induce moisturizing effects to skin. The ingredients derived from the extracts of Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citrus Peel and Clove Buds have the essential elements of aromatic oils coupled with cleaning and refreshing properties. Abundant in Medicinal Value, Herbal Soaps recommended by AyurCentral are naturally safe and relatively reliable.
Therefore, visit Soap Santhe at Jayanagar. Begin a new lifestyle that is free from skin problems.
Unlike normal soaps, herbal soaps make a great gifting option. Gift someone you love herbal soaps and prove that you really care for that person. You will be surprised how thankful that special someone feels towards your thoughtful and meaningful gesture.
For details call : AyurCentral , Jayanagar . .080-22440212 / 7899012888