Benefits of Using Goat Milk Soap

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Growing up with an esthetician for a mom, you learn the importance of reading the ingredient label when it comes to the products you use on your skin. After all, the skin is the body’s largest organ, but it’s often forgotten about. Most people don’t think twice about the ingredients in the soap/detergents they use on their skin every single day. Unfortunately, most commercial soaps typically contain a variety of preservatives, coloring agents, parabens, alcohol and fillers that aren’t ideal for your skin. So what's the alternative? Small batch, handcrafted goat milk soap has a lot of advantages over commercial products. Not only is it typically free of harmful ingredients, it has many beneficial properties that can help keep your skin healthy. So what are the benefits of using goat milk soap?

It’s ideal for all skin types

Goat milk soap is extremely gentle which makes it perfect for all skin types. This includes both dry and sensitive skin. It’s also commonly recommended for people who have acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It has been shown to provide relief from symptoms of these skin conditions. Goat milk’s anti-inflammatory properties can relieve irritation while also providing a nourishing cleanser for skin. 

It can protect your skin

There are a ton of beneficial vitamins and minerals in goat milk soap -Vitamins A, C, and E as well as zinc and selenium to name a few. These particular vitamins act as antioxidants which help protect skin against oxidative damage. Zinc and selenium protect skin from cell damage caused by UV rays. Goat milk soap also contains several enzymes and amino acids that are important for maintaining healthy skin. 

It’s hydrating

Ever experience dry, tight skin after using commercial soaps and detergents? That's because they strip away the skin’s natural oils. The high fat content in goat milk soap prevents this from happening. Fatty acids, as well as the glycerin naturally found in goat milk soap, have moisturizing properties that can help replenish dehydrated skin. The pH level of goat milk is also very similar to that of skin, making it super easy to absorb these nutrients and moisturizers. 

It can exfoliate your skin

Another one of the benefits of using goat milk soap- it's an exfoliator! Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids which act as a mild exfoliant. It helps slough away dead skin cells that can build up overtime and cause clogged pores. While there are a ton of commercial exfoliators available, most of them contain much harsher acids. These can be abrasive on skin and cause redness and irritation. Goat milk soap has the ability to exfoliate gently, even on sensitive skin, and leave you with softer and smoother skin.