Why use tar soap
Tar is a wonderful natural medicine that was used by our ancestors. It is extracted from birch bark, which has long been considered by the people as a green pharmacy. About the benefits of birch sap and buds knows anyone who has at least a small understanding of traditional medicine. Birch tar in this sense is no exception.
Today, birch tar has received its recognition in many areas of recovery in the form of tar soap. What are the benefits and harm of tar soap and how to properly apply it for the treatment and prevention of various disorders in the body? To begin, we will learn more about what constitutes a tar soap and what are the therapeutic properties of birch tar.
What is tar soap
Birch tar is a product of dry distillation of the outer part of the birch bark (birch bark). It is a thick, oily liquid with no adhesive characteristics. It has a peculiar smell, and the color is black, sometimes with a bluish-green or greenish-blue shade. As part of the tar emit substances such as phenol, toluene, xylene and tar. Birch tar has a disinfectant, insecticidal and irritant effect. In weak concentrations (3-5%) contributes to the regeneration of the epithelium of the skin. It is part of the complex liniment and ointment:
- Wilkinson ointment;
- Vishnevsky's liniment and others.
The composition of tar soap include 10% birch tar. This is a cheap and high-quality remedy to combat various skin diseases, whether it is ordinary acne or psoriasis. The properties of tar soap are determined by the tar content. By the way, this soap can be made in the home soap factory, adding there pleasant fragrances.
Why use tar soap? The list is quite extensive and includes the following areas:
getting rid of lice;
- diseases of the scalp - seborrhea, allergic manifestations;
- acne and acne on the face;
- in dermatology for psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema;
- fungal diseases of the legs;
- intimate hygiene;
- flu prevention as an alternative to oxolinic ointment for lubricating the nasal mucosa.
Benefits of tar soap
How useful tar soap? It has a drying, disinfecting and healing effect. In infectious diseases of the skin, the tar contained in the soap kills the infection - viruses, fungi, bacteria. The insecticidal effect of tar allows you to get rid of insect parasites, in particular, lice. However, when properly applied, it does not dry the skin, has a positive effect on the hair and nails, and heals microtrauma and skin cracks.
How to use tar soap, and in what cases it is recommended to resort to his help?
Use of tar soap for skin
Tar soap helps to get rid of acne, disinfects the skin, improves blood circulation. All this helps to reduce inflammation and improve complexion. Can I wash my face directly with tar soap? Yes, it is possible, but it is better to soap only problem areas. Apply tar soap for the skin should be regularly, for at least two weeks - the only way to achieve the desired effect. For the period of using soap, they avoid using other aggressive care products - scrubs, alcohol lotions and so on. Whether tar tar soap helps acne, it will be possible to find out after a few sessions: redness will become less noticeable, and the skin in general will become more healthy.
If the whole skin is fine, but a small nuisance in the form of individual pimples accidentally popped up, then you can make a point compress. Apply a little dry soap on a pimple, and top it with soap suds. Leave it in this form for several hours or until the morning.
Those with inflammations on the skin of the face have acquired an extensive character, it is recommended to make a mask with tar soap. The foam is applied on the face and does not wash off for several minutes, until a feeling of tightening of the skin appears, then wash off.
During the period of use of tar soap, do not forget to intensively moisturize the skin of the face. After the course of treatment, washing with soap daily is not recommended. It is enough to do this several times a month for prevention.
What does tar soap treat? Dermatologists advise using it for some diseases as a supplement to the main methods of treatment.
- Tar soap with psoriasis facilitates the course of the disease, reduces the intensity of symptoms. In this case, doctors recommend leaving it as the only cosmetic. This achieves a number of positive effects: peeling decreases, itching subsides, the risk of seeding with secondary microflora decreases, small wounds heal, the skin nutrition improves - it becomes softer and smoother.
When wet and dry seborrhea soap is used with caution, since much depends on the individual reaction of the body.
- Tar soap with demodicosis destroys scabies mites, relieves itching and heals damaged skin.
- The use of this tool reduces sweating and normalizes the activity of the sweat glands. They wash their armpits or legs - depending on the location of the problem.
- A fungus on the legs is an unpleasant and extremely annoying disease. It can be found after visiting the pool, public baths and other places of mass water procedures. Therefore, to prevent disease, thoroughly wash your feet and nail plates with tar soap after visiting such places. For the treatment of mycosis, the nails are thoroughly soaped and left overnight (wearing socks or bandaged).
It is enough to do so for several days, and the developed fungus will disappear.
Also, this simple tool is used for traumatic skin lesions, wounds, frostbite, bedsores. Tar soap helps to heal cracks on the heels.
How useful tar soap for hair
Tar is a part of special shampoos and masks for hair, mainly for dandruff and for oily hair. Can I wash my hair with tar soap? Yes, this tool is used to heal the scalp with increased sebum secretion, hair loss, and inflammation of the follicles. Tar soap eliminates dandruff and promotes better hair growth.
In its application, the foam is applied to the scalp, trying to lather the hair less so as not to dry the ends. It is possible to wash off the foam only with warm or cool water, otherwise the curls will be covered with greasy film. The tar will have a drying effect, so use balms and hair masks. It is also taken into account that soap with tar will gradually “remove” paint from dyed hair. This effect is sometimes used to lighten too dark a tone.
It is not recommended to use tar on a regular basis. Usually they conduct several courses, the duration of which depends on the degree of development of the problem and can be from 2 weeks to two months. Then move on to prophylactic shampooing once or twice a month.
From the soap on the hair remains a specific smell, which is removed with the help of balm. You can use table vinegar. He is bred in a ratio of 4: 1 and rinsed his head. Also, to beat off the smell used essential oils with your favorite scent. Add a few drops in water for the last rinse or directly in the balm.
Does tar lice soap help?
A separate topic is the use of tar lice soap. To the tool had the proper effect you need to put a lot of effort. But the tar is absolutely safe for health, in contrast to artificial insecticides, which is important in the fight against pediculosis in children.
Liquid tar soap is commonly used. It is applied to the scalp and hair, and after 10 minutes, wash and comb the hair with a comb. The procedure should be repeated several times with an interval of 2-4 days, paying special attention to combing the parasites after washing the head. To get rid of lice, you can make masks - lather your head, wrap in polyethylene and leave for one hour.
Tar soap in gynecology
Quite often, tar soap is used for intimate hygiene. Compared to other means that have flooded the stores, it is very cheap, and the positive effects of its use are indisputable. Tar soap in gynecology is used to treat thrush, prevention of bacterial and fungal infections of the genital tract.
It should be noted that the use of tar soap is carried out in addition to drug therapy, but not as an independent and sole therapeutic agent. When thrush gynecologists recommend rinsing them in the morning and evening. After curing, the procedure can be carried out as a preventive measure 1-2 times a week.
The use of soap contributes to the healing of microtraumas and cuts of the skin in the bikini area when shaving or epilating.
Harm of tar soap
Tar soap has contraindications. These include:
- the presence of allergies - the product can not be called hypoallergenic;
- dry, thin skin, prone to irritation;
- dry, dull hair with split ends.
Tar soap - a tool exclusively for external use. If it got inside, then no serious poisoning should be expected, but heartburn, stomach pain, indigestion caused by the irritating effect of the soap suds on the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract can occur.
In conclusion, we briefly outline the main areas of application of tar soap, its benefit and harm. You can wash with tar soap no more than twice a day, as it dries the skin. It is possible to lather all parts of the body: face, body skin, head and intimate areas. The tool has a disinfectant, drying and healing effect. Tar soap is used to combat skin diseases, including those of an infectious nature, with parasites - lice, microscopic (scabies) mites. Apply this tool only externally, when ingested, causes indigestion.