Chennai, Sept 20:
Did you know that soaps can increase pimples? Though soaps help remove dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and sweat from the face,they can damage the skin in the process.Soaps can do more harm than good to your skin. They tend to be harsh on the skin, leaving it irritated and inflamed, and prone to pimples. It is essential to use the right skin cleansing products to tackle the problem of pimples.
According to Ms. Nivriti Sweta, Research Scientist, R&D Center, The Himalaya Drug Company, “Facial skin is softer and much more sensitive than the rest of the body. Ordinary toilet soaps have a far higher pH that robs the skin of its natural oils, which can lead to dryness. Face washes usually have a pH range of 5.5-6.5 (closer to skin’s normal pH of 4.5-6.5), which makes them effective for the skin. The mild and gentle formula of a face wash helps cleanse the face effectively and reduce pimples. Unlike soaps that strip away the natural layer of oil from our face and disturb the pH balance of facial skin, soap-free face washes cleanse effectively without being harsh on the skin.”
Choosing the right face cleanser is the first step to help your skin look and feel healthier.Soaps can make facial skin dry by disturbing the skin’s natural barrier-layer, which protects it from the harsh effects of the environment, infections, and other common skin problems. This dryness, thereby, can lead to overactive sebaceous glands and makes the skin a perfect breeding ground for pimple-causing bacteria. Neem is an excellent skin care ingredient known for its antibacterial properties that help fight pimple-causing bacteria. It helps prevent the recurrence of pimples and breakouts. Turmeric is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties that soothe your skin. Consider using a soap-free face wash such as Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash with the goodness of natural ingredients like Neem and Turmeric to help keep pimple problems at bay.