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Why soap is bad for face washing and how to choose right product

Why soap is bad for face washing and how to choose right product Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Washing your face is an important part of daily hygiene, but there are some aspects to consider to avoid damaging your skin, according to The Sun.

Why you shouldn't wash your face with soap

Choice of cleanser

Soap can be quite harsh and drying to the facial skin, especially if it contains strong detergents or fragrances. It is better to choose a mild soap or a special facial cleanser that does not dry out the skin.

Frequency of washing

Excessive washing with soap can also harm the skin, especially if the skin is prone to dryness or irritation. For many people, washing their face in the evening is more than enough.

Washing technique

It is important to wash your face correctly, gently massaging the skin in circular motions, and avoiding excessive rubbing or pressing.

Post-cleansing skincare

After washing with soap, it is important to use a moisturizer or lotion to retain moisture and protect the skin from drying out.

How to choose a cleanser

It is important to consider your skin type when choosing a cleanser. Each product contains specific components suited for different hygiene and skin health needs. There are three main skin types: dry, oily, and combination.

Do not avoid products containing sulfates and silicones in the gel or foam, as they help create the necessary lather during washing.

Choose a hypoallergenic cleanser to avoid skin breakouts. It is also recommended to select certified products that have passed state examinations and meet state standards. This does not always mean a high price but guarantees quality.

Opt for cleansers that contain hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and niacinamide, as these ingredients nourish and moisturize the facial skin, providing the necessary care.