Natural Facial Cleansers – The Other Facts

Natural Facial Cleansers – The Other Facts

Natural facial cleansers, when well formulated, are a big help to the good health and appearance of your skin.

What do you mean well formulated? There are many ingredients to choose from; many methods of production and most vital, the pH of the Natural Face Cleanser. Each of these aspects is important to consider.

Cleansing is a crucial step in anti-ageing and control of acne. In the case of a young teenager, regular cleansing is often all it takes to stop pimples developing.

For any face cleanser to work, a surfactant must be included. Surfactants are utilized in all cleaning products, from auto cleaners to washing up liquid to face cleansers.

Surfactants dissolve oil particles, which in the case of your face, can include makeup and natural sebum (oil) secreted daily. When we are handling our delicate face, the most mild of surfactants must be used.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate has been, and is used, around the globe by cosmetic companies but can be detrimental and may result in irritation of the skin.

A high quality natural face cleanser will use a plant derived surfactant like caprylyl/capryl Glucoside or coco glucoside derived from coconut. These ingredients are super delicate, non irritating and friendly to the enviroment.

Moisturizing inclusions will be the likes of olive oil, macadamia oil, apricot, jojoba or almond oils.

The pH of a skin care product whether it be cleanser, moisturizer or serum is really vital.

Natural Face Cleanser pH ideally sits around 5 – 6. If the pH is higher, irritation and stinging can occur. Flakiness may be another side-effect. Soaps are typically 8 – 10. Neutral is 7, acid is below 7 and alkaline is above 7.

The pH of your face skin can change between 4.6 – 5.6. Cleansers that have a high pH can not just dry your skin but damage the protecting outer layer of the skin too.

Avoid cleansing your face with soap. Select instead a top quality Natural Cleanser that contains light but effective ingredients.

Irene McDonald is a developer of natural skin care products. Of particular interest is the skin problem Rosacea.

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