By Guest Blogger | July 15, 2012
Today’s post was written by Alana Wike, co-owner of Maui Soap Company, a family-run business located in rural Keokea, Maui. As part of our Shaka Summer Photo Contest, we’ve asked each sponsor to tell our readers a little more about themselves. Don’t forget to enter the contest!
Maui Soap Company
Maui Soap Company is a family owned and operated business crafting premium Hawaiian bath and body products free from additives and harsh chemicals. We first began making soap in Maui’s “Upcountry” and have since moved to Haiku on Maui’s North Shore. Our friends and family loved our soap bars so much that they demanded more, so we started offering lotions, body butters, lip balms and even sunscreen.
We are a values-based business promoting sustainability, community, and ethical stewardship of animals and the earth in everything we do. We believe the choice to purchase natural products reaches further than the health benefits they provide.
Top 5 Summer Skin Care Tips
Summer is here, and that means more time spent outdoors in the sun and water. Here are a few tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing all summer long with Maui Soap Co. products.
1. Exfoliate your body
During the summer, it’s important to exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells and improve blood circulation. Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull and dry. For radiant skin and a healthy glow, try Maui Soap Co.’s 100% natural Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub with Kukui Nut Oil.
2. Go petroleum free
Many lip balms use petroleum as their moisturizing base, which is the same crude oil used to make gasoline. Petroleum isn’t absorbed by the skin so it doesn’t moisturize lips like natural plant-based oils. Maui Soap Co. Lip Balms are made from rich mango seed butter and natural beeswax to soothe and moisturize dry lips.
3. Use sunscreen
The sun’s rays are strongest during the summer months. Use a sunscreen with at least a SPF of 15 or higher. Don’t forget to reapply if you are spending prolonged time outdoors. Try Maui Soap Co. SPF 30 Sunscreen. It’s paraben-free and reef-safe and contains naturally occurring minerals which reflect the sun’s rays.
4. Hydrate your skin
In summer you can switch to lighter lotions with ingredients like aloe and jojoba. Aloe is especially soothing to sun-exposed skin. Maui Soap Co. Coconut Lotion is the perfect fit, plus it’s 70% organic and paraben-free.
5. Cleanse without sulfates
Sulfates, particularly sodium lauryl sulfates, are harsh detergents that strip the skin of essential oils. Maui Soap Co. Soaps are made with 100% vegetable oils including creamy organic coconut oil. Their rich bubbly lather cleanses and moisturizes without harsh chemicals.
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