Cleansing the face is an important step in keeping healthy and vibrant looking skin. Excessive oils,environmental pollution, and
toxic chemicals can build up to form a layer of grime that damages your skin’s health and detracts from your entire appearance.
Using a cleanser to remove dirt is considered to be a better alternative to bar soap or another form of skin cleanser not specifically formulated for the face for the following reasons:
1. Bar soap has a high pH (in the area of 9 to 10), and the skin’s surface pH is on average
4.7. This means that soap can change the balance present in the skin to favor the overgrowth of some types of bacteria, increasing acne.
2.Bar cleansers in general, soap or not, have thickeners that allow them to assume a bar shape and can clog pores, leading to acne.
3.Using bar soap on the face can remove natural oils from the skin that form a barrier against water loss. This causes the sebaceous glands to subsequently overproduce oil, a condition known as reactive seborrhoea, which will lead to clogged pores.
In order to prevent drying out the skin, many cleansers incorporate moisturizers. Some soaps may provide some moisturizing capabilities. But soaps can’t moisturize as effectively as cleansers, because in its solid
form, soap can’t hold the same moisturizing properties.
The subject of soap is wider than just liquid or solid, to make a better informed choice about the right body cleanser for your face or body, check out this post.