Cleansing the skin is a key step in the skin care routine, especially in the evening, to rid the skin of impurities and let it breathe.
The choice of natural and even organic ingredients in your beauty products and especially for your face is a good guarantee of quality and softness. The objective is to purify without damaging the skin's hydrolipidic film.
In the case of a very made-up skin, it is recommended to proceed to a double cleaning, on the one hand a make-up removal with a greasy texture like natural oil then to withdraw the residues to finish by a very soft cleaning with water.
As a result, the skin is ready for the night. It can regenerate itself and in the morning, if you have slept well, your skin will also be rested and you will not need to clean it again. A simple spray of cold water, an ice cube in a cotton gauze to wake it up or a soothing, allergen-free mist will do the trick.
In recent years, the range of facial cleansers has grown considerably. Alongside the classic purifying gels and milks, new solid textures have appeared, in pastes, creams and now in powder. The objective of these new galenic formulas is often to remove controversial ingredients and to choose natural and organic ingredients with little or no perfume. Solid or superfatted soap is making a comeback, but beware: the PH of soaps is very basic and can tend to generate imperfections on the skin.
Why such a craze?
A classic liquid cleanser in gel, micellar water or milk is composed of more than 80% of water, surfactants responsible for the foam, and to preserve this liquid formula of conservatives. When they are organic, liquid cleansers generally contain essential oils or a perfume based on essential oils.
However, the scarcity of water, which makes it a precious resource, and the increase in the number of sensitive or reactive skins in the world have shown the interest of new, more concentrated textures, with active ingredients of only natural origin and without sulfated or irritating ingredients to create the foam.
As for our food, preferring natural ingredients means knowing what we put on our skin.
Choose your natural cleanser with a minimum of ingredients.
Choose a cleanser with natural foaming agents: no sulfates that can attack the skin.
Check its PH: if it is too high, (this is often the case with soap) the face cleanser will unbalance your skin and imperfections will appear. The PH of a good cleanser should be close to that of the skin of the face: around 5.
Avoid perfumes and especially perfumes that contain allergens. This is often the case with organic products.
Prefer your cleanser with prebiotics to protect your skin's microbiome.
Choose soft textures, reinforced with oils and active ingredients adapted to your skin type.
The association of foaming active ingredients and natural organic oils allows to have a good purifying effect without discomfort.
Rinse well to avoid leaving any product on the skin and allow it to oxygenate.