How do I choose my facial cleanser?

You can tell me how much you’ve spent on your facial cleanser. The truth is we need to choose the right product that suits our skin. Most of the time, we are not paying for the quality of the product but for the brand and marketing of the product.  

Why is cleansing important? 

Cleansing is crucial to keeping our skin healthy and clear from bacteria, which may cause acne and other skin problems. There are several factors to consider when buying a facial cleanser, especially for those with acne-prone skin. 

People with acne-prone skin tend to produce more sebum throughout the day than other skin types, which makes it easier for us to get breakouts due to the clogged, congested sebums and other substances trapped inside our pores. It’s recommended that it’s best to wash our face every morning and evening with a pH-balanced facial cleanser. 

How can the pH of a cleanser affect our skin? 

The most important factor when choosing a cleanser is to choose a facial cleanser with a pH close to our natural skin’s pH. Our skin’s natural pH lies between 4.7 to 5.75, which is mildly acidic. When our skin is at its optimal pH, it protects our skin by preventing bacteria from entering our pores, causing acne/ pimples and other skin concerns. 

Getting breakouts and skin problems such as ageing signs, skin sensitivity, inflammation, eczema, and psoriasis are signs of damaged natural skin mantle acid. The damage is caused by using an alkaline-based cleanser to cleanse our skin. Yes, alkaline-based cleanse does cleanse the skin, but at the same time, it damages our natural skin mantle’s pH. Over time, we will experience skin problems such as dryness, sensitivity, inflammation, breakouts etc…

Therefore, choosing a gentle facial cleanser that effectively cleanses your skin is vital.

Here are some ph 5.5 facial cleansers that people with oily/ acne-prone skin can try. 

Nutricential To Be Clear Cleansing Gel: 

It is formulated with bioadaptive botanical ingredients and amino acid cleansing agents. 

Bioadaptive ingredients are; plants that survive in extreme climates. The plant extracts will benefit our skin by allowing our skin to have stronger resilience against stress, pollution and oxidative stress. 

Amino acid is an excellent cleansing for the skin. It forms gentle foams to remove the substances that may block the pores and maintain the hydration in our skin while cleansing. 

Lumispa- Acne 

This cleanser is formulated with 0.5% salicylic acid, the main ingredient to fight acne. It is formulated to assist with acne-fighting and the unique blend of ageLOC targets ageing signs. Plant extracts will provide antioxidant protection and assist with the soothing and calming of the breakout areas. 

We need to cleanse our skin with the right gentle product that can effectively cleanse our skin without causing further harm to our delicate skin. 


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