Washing your face – is not a question anymore – it is a very real and important aspect of looking after your skin.
From year to year, women’s awareness of skin care is definitely on the up! Being a woman you also care about washing your face in the morning. They choose cosmetics more prudently as they carefully analyze the ingredients. Which makes sense as I think skin allergies are also on the up, what with so many changes in our environment.
Doing my thing – as usual – I came across quite an interesting phenomenon and I was like ‘no ways’ but yes ways. Women are using Intimate hygiene gel as a face wash – because it is more gentle and cleansing. It is true that intimate hygiene lotions have a simpler composition and are devoid of irritating properties. However, their composition is adapted to the care of particularly sensitive intimate areas, not to the facial skin. Intimate hygiene fluids contain lactic acid, which determines the correct pH and development of the intimate bacterial flora. Therefore, pH intimate hygiene is lower (about 3.5-4) than facial wash (neutral skin pH is 5.5). And it is not suitable for cleansing the face.
This is important – your face wash must have a neutral skin pH of 5.5 not lower and not higher. Using a face wash to washing your face with the right pH protects the skin barrier against negative factors from the outside keeping it hydrated and happy.
As promised in my newsletter I am going to help you choose the right face wash for your skin. All our skincare comes from the brand AA Cosmetics – cruelty free and hypoallergenic so it is safe for all skin types and tones as well as sensitive skin.
- If your skin is oily you need to choose a face wash containing contain salicylic acid or glycolic acid (OMG Gael chemistry stuff – relax). These 2 wonderful things will assist with cleaning your pores (dirt, dust etc) which is what you need.
- Sensitive skin you need to try a cleanser that doesn’t foam so you need something gentle and mild and maybe even milky (avoid detergents like sodium lauryl sulfate these dry out your skin and you don’t want that). In fact, use a product that is hypoallergenic and especially for sensitive skin.
- Combination and normal skin types have the widest range of options, so choose a formula that you enjoy using the most, such as foaming, gel, cream or oil-based.
Have you seen the new face washes that we just got in for washing your face? We’re loving them!
The Collagen Hial+ Face Wash combines hyaluronic acid and collagen to smooth and hydrate the skin. It also leaves the skin feeling soft. This face wash foams up so is ideal for sensitive skin.
Last but not least, there’s our famous Hydro Algae Blue Face Wash. This product is almost impossible for us to keep in stock because it’s suitable for all skin types. The algae complex is rich in substances that delay skin aging and regenerate damaged skin cells.
And then we also have a Vegan face wash which is for all skin types – I am currently using this one and I really do love it.
Before I head off to be a taxi for the afternoon – here is something I want to leave you with. Are you a brand snob? Does it matter to you that you might have a face wash from say Range X but a moisturizer from Range Y? I actually like to mix and match but I know some people like everything from one specific brand.
Cheers to a wonderful day ahead of us. May the beauty faeries be with you 🙂
PS: not sure what Face wash to use? Email me: [email protected]