Sometimes we forget the importance of nurturing our skin and don’t give it the attention it deserves as the largest organ of our bodies. Your skin is beautiful, complex, and unique. This means that each of us has its own needs when it comes to skincare. To get the glow, you’ve been missing, you need to determine what your skin needs.
There is no unique solution for everyone, but knowing what to look for you can easily find the right product for your individual needs.
When your sebaceous glands work a little bit “harder” than it should, it produces too much sebum. Sebum is the oil that makes your skin soft and supple. Too much sebum means shiny skin, full of acne and clogged pores. The common mistake that people with this type of skin make is using harsh soaps that are full of chemicals, hoping that this will resolve the acne problem. If a soap contains too many chemicals, not only that it will irritate your skin, but chemicals may also dry out your skin too much. This will trigger your sebaceous glands, and they will produce even more sebum, making your skin greasier than before.
We recommend some natural, antibacterial soaps, full of antioxidants that will do miracles with your acne problem. Coconut or olive oil are great when it comes to oily skin. You can also look for soaps that have sea salt, oatmeal, brown sugar or peach pits which are all great choices.
Do you feel that your skin tightens when you smile? If the answer is yes, your sebaceous glands are too lazy. Besides taking enough fluids, you should look for a soap that will give your skin the hydration it needs. The best soaps for dry skin are those that contain some of the following ingredients: natural omega, coconut or argan oil, aloe vera, or shea butter. Essential oils are known for soothing dry skin and reducing signs of aging. Aloe vera gel absorbs easily, making it ideal for dry skin.
You should avoid soaps with fragrances, ethyl, and alcohol since these can dry the skin and cause irritation, too. Soap that is overly perfumed means that it is full of synthetic scents. Safe soaps that soothe dry skin will almost always not carry a powerful fragrance.
When choosing products for your sensitive skin, make sure that they are free of harsh chemicals, strong additives, and paraben that will only irritate your skin further. The best soaps for sensitive skin are those that are moisturizing, gentle and soothing to your skin. Just like when it comes to dry skin, you should look for soaps that are not overly perfumed, and that have balances pH (potential of hydrogen) levels.
When skin pH gets out of balance, your body’s ability to resist bacteria and germs lessens. This means that the skin is more prone to a variety of irritations and dermatitis-related problems. The ideal skin’s pH comes close to 5.5, so knowing how acidic or alkaline different products are will help you choose the correct one for your skin type.
To reiterate, you should always choose the soap based on the type of your skin. You can always try a couple of them, use them for some time, and see which one is the perfect fit. However, bear in mind that it should always be a soap based on your skin type. You won’t get the best results from launching a heavy-duty attack. Instead, approach it gently and with love.