Presumably, you have already heard many many times, not to use soap on your face. Here are a few reasons to back up this age old advice.
I want to focus on pH balance because this is one of the most important factors in considering your skincare regimen. When our skin is perfectly balanced, it shows, and we have very few breakouts or blemishes and our skin will look its healthiest. By taking a look at a basic pH scale, you will notice that the most neutral state is at 7. Our skin is naturally slightly acidic based – at around 5.5 – on this scale, where soap is more alkaline based. The pH levels of the products we put on our face have a direct impact on its behavior and appearance.
By using soap on your skin, which is a more alkaline based product, your skin becomes more alkaline. When this happens, your skin becomes dry and sensitive, eventually encouraging eczema once it has remained alkaline for too long. These more alkaline products such as soap will strip your skin of it’s natural oils, creating that dry & tight feeling. This means that even if your skin is oily, you STILL should not use soap as a means of balance. After awhile, keeping eczema in mind, your skin will also begin to look haggard and damaged which will bring on the appearance of wrinkles, early.
On the other hand, you can also make your skin TOO acidic. When the pH levels of your skin remain too low, this is when you will begin to experience acne and even more oily skin. When researching into facial care regimens, it is extremely important to look into the pH balances of the products you are going to be putting on your face.
Below I am including information about LimeLight by Alcone’s skincare products’ pH balances. The goal of these products are to create a balance in your skin and bring your skin’s pH levels to it’s most natural state. This, essentially, is what will give you long-term results that you can be absolutely confident in.
LimeLight by Alcone has two separate facial cleansers; Dream Clean & Quench Cleanse. Here are a few suggestions based on your specific skin type: