The start of a new year is the perfect time to revamp your skincare and haircare routine. A time when you can take a closer look at your skincare habits to see where you can make small positive changes that will not only improve the health of your skin, but will prioritise sustainability, and change buying habits that you didn't even realise you had - for the better.
Switch harsh liquid soaps for natural soaps
Kickstart your new year skincare resolution with Bloom In Soap's range of natural soaps. Making a conscious decision to switch from liquid soap to handmade soap bars is a mindful choice that will benefit both you and the environment. Handmade soaps are formulated with natural, skin-loving ingredients, helping you avoid the harsh chemicals and fillers that are present in many liquid soaps.
Our natural soaps are rich in botanical oils, natural clays and fair trade shea butter to give your skin a nourishing and gentle cleanse. What's more, our eco-friendly packaging not only prevents plastic waste, but actually grows wildflowers! Each soap bar label contains 20 varieties of UK native wildflower seeds for you to plant in your garden. No waste, just a haven for pollinating insects, allowing you to switch to a healthier skincare routine while minimising your ecological footprint – a small change that could make a big impact on your skin and the planet.
Apply SPF every day, even in winter
Using an SPF is crucial all year-round, including during the winter, as UV rays persist regardless of temperature or climate. Winter sun exposure can be deceptive and lead to skin damage, that's why wearing SPF is so important as it safeguards your skin against harmful UVB and UVA rays, helps to prevent premature ageing, and reduces the risk of skin cancer. Even on winter days, UV rays penetrate clouds, and snow reflects UV rays, intensifying the exposure. Changing your habits to include SPF into your daily skincare routine will give you healthier skin by preventing sun damage. Apply SPF factor 30-50 every morning, before applying your makeup (if you wear it).
Switch to sulphate-free shampoo bars
Swap sulphate-filled liquid shampoos for eco-conscious shampoo bars to get shinier, healthier looking hair. Traditional shampoos are often laden with sulphates that strip your hair of its natural oils, which can lead to dryness and damage. Our ph balanced shampoo bar range, on the other hand, is sulphate-free and formulated with natural, nourishing ingredients, to promote healthier locks without compromising on lather and cleanliness.
Our compact, plastic-free packaging reduces environmental impact, to align perfectly with a more sustainable lifestyle, making shampoo bars a conscious choice for a cleaner, greener beauty routine. What's more, our conditioning shampoo bars for travel are a game-changer, offering a compact and mess-free solution in a tin that ensures you can enjoy the convenience and eco-friendly benefits of bars of shampoo wherever your journey takes you. If you're on the fence about making the switch to shampoo bars and would like to know how to use bar shampoo, check out the FAQ section here.
Exfoliate at least once a week
If you want a fresh, glowing complexion, exfoliating is a must. Regular exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells that would otherwise block pores, and promotes cell turnover which gives you that coveted radiant glow. Exfoliated skin also allows for better absorption of active ingredients in natural skincare products including moisturiser and body butter, to maximise the benefits to your skin health. Breakouts can also be prevented with regular exfoliation as it's usually a build up of dead skin cells which blocks your pores, leading to spots and the over production of oil.
Use a gentle face cleanser with added exfoliant twice a week, and exfoliate your body at least once a week. Natural ingredients like turmeric, salt and ground nut shells make amazing exfoliants in soap and are great for removing dead skin cells with every wash. Try our Spice & Shine soap, made with finely ground walnut shells and turmeric, and our range of salt bars.
Up your new year skincare regime by switching to the luxurious sensation of using whipped body butter to moisturise your body - it will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and delicately scented. The light and airy texture of our whipped body butter ensures a light and silky application, deeply moisturising your skin without feeling heavy or greasy.
Body butter whipped with shea butter, a key ingredient in our shea body butter, provides intense nourishment for your skin during the winter months and is also helpful for dry, cracked elbows and feet to keep your skin looking and feeling amazing all year round. If you haven't used it before and would like to know how to use body butter, simply scoop a small amount using the complimentary scoop and massage it onto clean, dry skin. Get into the habit of applying it every day for a wonderful self-care ritual that pampers your skin and promotes a radiant, healthy glow.
If you're looking to change your skincare habits for the better, Bloom In Soap is passionate about empowering you to make good choices for the health of your skin. We formulate a range of products here in the UK that are made with natural, skin-loving ingredients, and are also vegan-friendly and plastic free.