We have already commented in another article that to take good care of the skin on our face, the first step is to pay close attention to the products of facial cleansing..
The skin on our face is on average 5 times thinner than that on our body. This implies that it must be taken care of with special attention.
In addition, the skin of our face is the only part of the entire body that is always uncovered, which means that it is always exposed to pollution, solar radiation, and other free radicals that make us age so much.
That is why a good facial cleansing is very important, always before applying our Moisturizing Cream.
If we don't clean our face well before applying a cream, what we will do is mix all that dirt and pollution with the moisturizer. Especially if you live in an urban area or large city with high levels of pollution.
Our body also expels toxins through perspiration from our skin, and if we do not wash it before using a facial cream, what we will do is reintroduce those toxins again.
However, we cannot use just any product for a good facial cleansing. Due to the fact that the skin of our face is five times thinner than that of our body, and since it is the only part of the body that is always exposed to external agents, it is very important that the cleaning is as respectful as possible, regardless of the type of skin you have (oily, dry...).
We will talk about facial cleansing in other articles depending on the type of skin you have, but in any case we always recommend using a facial cleanser on your face that:
1. Is formulated without sulfates
Sulfates are the ingredient that acts as a detergent, that is, they have the ability to drag dirt from our skin or from any other surface. However, sulfates should not be used in facial cleansing products, as sulfates can be too aggressive for the skin on our face.
2. Have a pH of 5.5
That is, it has the same pH as our skin. If we use a cleaner with a very high pH, we will destroy our hydrolipidic layer or acid mantle, which is our natural protection layer.
It is a layer that we do not see but it is there and it is very important not to unbalance it to keep our skin healthy.
If your facial cleanser also contains skin-protective ingredients (such as Aloe Vera, Chamomile or other soothing plant extracts...), much better.
We recommend a specific facial cleanser for men, and if it is possible that it is 100% Natural or with organic certification like our Extra Gent's, which is formulated only with plant extracts.
It is a very detoxifying cleanser, that is, a great purifier that cleanses in depth, but at the same time it does so in a very respectful way with your skin to prevent redness, peeling or unnecessarily unbalance the skin.
In addition, its citrus fragrance based on 100% pure essential oils enhances its detox function as well as being a very pleasant sensory experience.
It's even great for shaving, as its creamy texture softens our beard hair much better than a conventional foam.
Discover here our complete facial treatment for men as well as body care products.
If you need to know more about how to perform a proper facial cleansing. as we explain it to you in this article.