My whole family including my mom, aunt, sisters were soap users from their childhood. They used to cleanse their face with bathing bars until I explained the side effects soap cause on delicate facial skin. I am not saying bathing bars are totally bad but when it comes to your face, it should be face wash or a cleansing milk that you use for cleansing. Find below 3 main reasons why soaps should be avoided on face.
Soap dries out your skin:
This is the very first reason for which you should never use soap on your face. Be it oily, dry or sensitive; all types of skin needs moisture. Moisture is what that keeps your skin healthy and young. When your skin becomes dry and dehydrated, it loses all the beauty and becomes more prone to wrinkles and age lines. And yeah.. Your soap (most of the soaps) does dry out your skin. Do you want that?
Less to no varieties:
When it comes to face wash, you can get one for oily skin, one for dry skin, one for normal skin, and the list goes on. But soaps usually don’t come this way. There are no to very less soaps in India that comes with a skin type tag. So when you use a normal soap on your face without knowing whether it would suit your skin or not, you are obviously getting your skin damaged with your bar soap!
Soaps are alkaline in nature and they are too strong for your skin’s pH. They might damage your skin with regular usage. However mild face washes, if used on face cause no damage to your skin. Dry skinned people shouldn’t not use soap even on their body skin as it dries out the skin and spoils it softness.
And oily skinned people.. Even if you have the oiliest skin in the world, don’t go for bathing bars while cleansing your face unless they suit your skin very well. Get some good face washes or mild cleansing lotions and protect your beautiful skin!
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