After the intrusion of liquid shower gels and liquid "soaps" traditional soap bar regains popularity.
Soap story is so old that dies somewhere in the history. No one really can say who discovered it. Many stories say that there were Phoenicians or even Sumerians invented it.Manufacturing - not only for witches
Soap, which bar form were created by the Arab world, has not changed since those ancient times. Its composition is simple (in short we can say that these are the sodium or potassium salts of higher fat acid).
Soap production is very easy and uncomplicated - there are numerous blog posts with recipes OF its domestic production.
Soap production process may be divided into three stages. The first is the saponification - resumed in reaction between alkali, oils and fats. Second Is product's drying and third Is color and perfume applying (and optionally other additional components, such as vitamins).
Then the soap is cut into bars and voila! Out useful product is ready! In contrary to popular belief, this is not entirely true that the soap washes. Much truer statement would be to say that water washes and soaps, well ... Covers the body and thus prepares it to wash! To put it as simple as possible, we can say that the soap through their properties allows water, "Hitch" dirt (which normally, due to its characteristics, it is difficult to enter into reactions) and removing it.Types of soaps
Generally, the soap is divided into hard or sodium soaps, and soft, or potassium soaps (all greasy substances). Available for the average consumer hard soaps are usually in the form of so-called. toilet soaps - based on better quality ingredients. In its original version, they are white. However we enriched them with grain refiners (eg. Oils, fragrances, moisturizers, bactericides, coloring agents). In contrast, the potassium soap is gray.The selection of soaps and skin types
When choosing soap, keep in mind appropriate reagent pH.
First of all, remember about proper reagent pH otherwise you risk skin drying and faster ageing . The correct ratio is between 5.5 and 5.7 pH and should be indicated on the packaging. Lack of such information means that bar is strongly alkaline.
People with normal skin - keeping in mind these basic indications - can use any kind of soap
For people with oily and combined skin, scrub soap is more convenient (substitute can be a gel of such properties).
In the case of dry skin traditional soap it is not recommended and the best choice seems to be moisturising and oiling gel.
In the case of particularly demanding skin, responsive allergic please use the so called washing base, without soap. It contains delicate cleaning compounds that remove impurities but do not violate the natural protective barrier of the skin. They are usually odorless and have no parabens.