for dry skin
your soap carefully because a poorly picked soap can further dry
up your skin......By Akiko Tanaka
One of my biggest problems was my skin. It always seemed too dry. One thing I discovered on a trip to the Middle East was a natural soap made from olive oil. It is made in very large blocks and shipped to individual merchants in
Arabic word for bazaar is suq, pronounced "sook." Merchants cut up the blocks into individual bars, which are sold by weight.
The soap has an olive drab color. It doesn't lather up like American soaps, but it does cleanse very well without drying skin. It leaves little or no scent. It doesn't contain any additives so it is not an
anti-perspirant or deodorant bar. Very similar soaps are made in Greece.
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An American brand is available and sold under the brand name "Kiss My Face." However, it is a very soft and short-lived bar, only lasting me about a week. (I shower at least once every day.) The "Kiss My Face" brand is also available in a style that includes Aloe. These bars last a bit longer.
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France I discovered a soap made from - (take a deep breath) -
goat's milk. It may not sound very appetizing so don't eat it; bathe with it. It is by far the gentlest cleansing bar I have ever used. Like virtually all French-milled soaps, it is of an extremely fine quality. The brands I've tried have a fresh, clean scent, that is un-noticeable if you wear any
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olive oil soap, it's not full of artificial ingredients to make
a lot of lather. Sold under the "Cardinal Farms" brand name, it is available in the US and elsewhere by special order. This particular variety is made in Canada using French techniques. In French it is called
Savon au Lait de Chevre, quite simply "Goat's Milk Soap."
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