Natural Cleansers and their Benefits
Natural cleansers, when made correctly are a big help in the good health and appearance of your skin.
What do you mean made correctly? Well there are many ingredients to choose from; many methods of manufacture; and most important the pH of the cleanser.
Cleansing is a vital step in anti-ageing and prevention of acne.
For any cleanser to work a surfactant must be included. Surfactants are used in any cleaning product from car 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 secreted daily. When we are dealing with our precious face the most gentle of surfactant needs to be used.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate has been and is used all over the world by cosmetic companies but is harsh and can cause irritation to the skin.
A quality natural cleanser will use a vegetable derived surfactant such as caprylyl/capryl Glucoside. This ingredient is super gentle, non irritating and eco friendly.
Hydrating inclusions will be the likes of olive oil, macadamia oil, apricot or almond oils.
The pH of a skin care product whether it be cleanser or moisturiser or serum is supremely important.
Cleanser pH ideally sits at about 5 – 6. If the pH is higher, irritation and stinging can occur. Dryness is another side effect. Soaps are often 8 – 10. Neutral is 7, acid is below 7 and alkaline is above 7.
The pH of your facial skin can vary between 4.6 – 5.6. Cleansers that have a high pH can not only dry your skin but damage the protective outer layer of the skin as well.
Avoid cleansing your face with soap. Opt instead for a quality Natural Cleanser such as MiSMo Natural Face Cleanser.