Soaps can increase the pH levels and destroy the acid mantle of your skin which is really damaging. This can lead to acne, clogged and large pores, dry skin etc…
If you have essentially dry skin, the effects of soap will worsen your skin.
Check out my previous posts for more insights: So when choosing a good facial cleanser, make sure it’s 100% natural or the one with safe ingredients. This will help you keep the pH levels low. I love Andalou Naturals cleansers!
There’s a huge misconception for oily skin types and unfortunately I was also one of the victims who fell for this misconception. This is the biggest mistake people make in their skin care routine and it could be your major reason for problems like acne, blackheads, clogged and large pores.
I used to think my skin is super oily. HOWEVER, it’s the exact opposite. My skin is oily BECAUSE it’s dehydrated.
Confused? So was I.. Hopefully this post will help you make sense of this complication..! (more…)
There are more bacterial cells living on our body than our own body cells.Most of them are beneficial to us but not all. Anti-biotics kill both the good and bad bacteria which only makes it worse!However if we use the natural ways, they only kill the bad ones. Bad bacteria grows on our skin when it’s natural pH is not balanced. Our skin should be slightly acidic to keep the bad bacteria from flaring up acne. We all have a protective thin layer of acid on our skin which is called acid mantle. As we grow up using soaps (which increase alkalinity) and harmful chemicals on our skin, it destroys the acid mantle. Click on the link for more info: Acne Can Be Caused by the Absence of Acid Mantle of Our Skin So here are some ways to balance the pH of our skin and rebuild the acid mantle.
Fun Fact: Healthy skin always have a pH of approximately 5.5 This explains why alkaline soaps and harsh cosmetics can damage our skin because their pH is always more than 7. (more…)