What are skin infections?
A skin infection is when a pathogen enters the skin and spreads. Most common skin infections are caused by one of four things; Bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites. Although they can all fall under the generic term of ‘skin infection’ here are some examples of each type of the main four:
- Athlete's Foot
- Yeast Infections (e.g thrush)
- Nail Fungus
- Molloscum Contagiosum
- Cutaneous Larva Migrans (hookworm)
Skin infections can cause different symptoms depending on the specific infection but generally here are some to look out for on the skin:
- Unpleasant odour
Skin infections can be spread by different means, however the most common way for them to spread is by contact. This can be by touching an infected person or coming into contact with affected belongings. To try and prevent skin infections there are a number of things that can tried and taken into consideration. These include avoiding close physical contact with those infected and their personal items, washing regularly to reduce bacteria build-up and using a sanitising soap or gel regularly.
Made from a unique blend of all natural ingredients, Manuka Soap is an easy way to help take care of your skin on a daily basis. Designed to help cleanse and protect the skin, this premium soap has a range of potential uses from a luxurious and fresh bath and beauty soap, to a useful natural hand sanitiser to supporting the skin's immunity against harmful bacteria and infections.
The key ingredient in the soap is manuka, and the specific manuka oil that is used in this soap is of course of the highest quality. This is because the oil is made from a steam distilled process using wild harvested manuka plants, specially selected from the East Cape in the Northern Island in New Zealand. This remote area of the East Cape has been carefully chosen as it has been seen that the specific manuka plants found here contained the highest levels of triketone compounds making them superior in their potential antibacterial properties.
This premium manuka soap is made up of a carefully chosen selection of essential oils that have all been picked for their potential to help the skin.
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Along with manuka oil, these include:
Considered probably one of the most well-known of the essential oils, tea tree oil is widely renowned for its antibacterial properties. This has made it particularly popular to use in targeting blemishes as well as unwanted odours.
A common ingredient found in natural soaps and creams, palm kernel oil is said to help make the skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy. It can also help in soothing itchy skin and is said to be great for the cuticles.
As an essential oil, lemon myrtle is used in aromatherapy for its fragrant and fresh scent. This aroma comes from the citral compound in the oil which is also said to help maintain and balance bacteria levels on the skin.
Although many may know of sunflower oil as a healthy option in cooking, it also has many other benefits when used on the skin. This is because it is known to contain vitamin E, a popular vitamin to help nourish and hydrate.
For the skin, lemongrass is said to have many beneficial properties. This is because it is said to be able to help with managing bacteria on the skin. It can also aid in cleansing and help to protect minor cuts from infection and irritations.
This essential oil can be great for the skin as it is known to help with irritation and redness. It can also help to soothe the skin, making it ideal for those suffering from dry skin issues.
Full ingredients list: Sodium Palm Kernelate (Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil) ,Leptospermum Scoparium Oil (Manuka Oil), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Backhousia Citriodora Oil (Lemon Myrtle Oil), Titanium dioxide, Galactaric Acid, Citral (Lemongrass Oil fraction), Terpinen-4-ol (Tea tree Oil fraction), Cedrol (Cedarwood Oil fraction).
How to use
To use this Manuka Soap, simply apply to dampened skin and massage using a circular motion. This soap is made from natural ingredients so is gentle enough for daily use all over the body or on specific desired areas. Avoid contact with eyes. For external use only.