If you still wash your face with soap, it might be time to stop and take a look at what soap can do to the skin.
Here’s some factoids from our friends at HealthKart…
Reason 1: Our Skin is Acidic, While Soap is Alkaline-Based
Confused about this scientific explanation? Let’s make this simple for you. Your skin’s natural barrier is made up of acid mantle. When the pH scale shows 7, it is neutral. Anything below that is acidic and above it is alkaline. Our skin’s pH balance is generally between 4 and 6.5, even when the skin is very oily. Soap, on the other hand, is extremely alkaline and goes towards the other extreme. So, if you use soap on your skin, it messes with its pH balance and acid mantle, causing it to make skin conditions worse. Hence, it is best to avoid using soap on your face.
Reason 2: Soap Makes your Skin Dry
And no, even if your skin is oily, this does not justify you using soap on your face. Soap strips the skin of its natural oils and makes it tight and dry. If you feel like your skin is very oily, use a face wash especially suited for oily skin that will wash off the oils and dirt from the surface of the skin but will not disturb the skin’s delicate pH balance. Washing your face with soap is like washing it with dishwater liquid or detergent.
Reason 3: Soap can Severely Damage your Skin
Washing your face with the wrong kind of products can leave it looking dull, haggard and wrinkled. And this includes soap. When you use a face wash suited for your skin type, you can be sure that it contains ingredients that are required to keep your skin looking its best. But with a soap, there are no different kinds. The harsh chemicals present in it are useful to clean the skin but not to protect it. While this works perfectly well for the rest of your body, the skin on your face is much more delicate and can easily start looking damaged. So, keep the soap away and invest in a good quality face wash instead.
Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Herbal Cleansing Gel is a soap and oil-free deep cleansing gel to gently remove impurities and excess oils. Herbal extracts balance the skin’s pH to help control acne-forming bacteria while protecting the skin from environmental influences.
With its water base, this is perfect for impure problem skin prone to acne. A water-soluble cleansing concentrate with herbal extracts to balance the skin’s pH, control acne-forming bacteria and protect the skin against irritations and inflammations.
Use morning and evening by applying a small amount to a moist face, neck and décolleté, and work into lather. Remove by rinsing thoroughly with warm water, follow with appropriate toner.
- Birch Leaf Extract
- Chamomile Extract
- Hops Extract
- Dandelion Extract
- Hay Flower Extract
- Horse Chestnut Extract
- Yarrow / Milfoil
- Gentian Extract