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Have you ever heard about the ‘water-only cleansing method’? There is no soap or facial cleansers included. We’ve all suffered with breakouts and blemishes. I went to my dermatologist and he told me that the best secret to clear and blemish free skin was to cleanse your face with water every single day. He specifically told me to not use any cleansing products, just water and moisturize daily. It worked and 6 months later, my skin is totally blemish free and clearer than ever. You’re probably curious and a little hesitant. Hear me out and you might just be tempted to try it too.
No More Tight Skin
On certain skin types, the skin tends to feel tight after the usage of facial cleansers. While all the unwanted oils are being removed from your pores, moisture is stripped from the skin and the skin’s PH levels get messed up. The simple cause would be because of the ingredients and chemicals in facial cleansers.
With pure water, dirt, debris and all the icky stuff in your pores can be removed and you won’t be left with tight skin. Water doesn’t contain anything at all and doesn’t strip moisture from the skin or mess up the PH levels of your skin.
Crappy Chemicals Are Easily Removed From Your Routine
Some facial cleansers contain chemicals that’ll harm the skin. Some famous ones would be Parabens, Fragrance (Parfum) and Sodium lauryl sulfate. What part do these ingredients play in a facial cleanser and how does it harm the skin?
• Sodium lauryl sulfate: If a product foams up or it’s a foam cleanser, it probably contains Sodium lauryl sulfate. This ingredient helps the product foam. It strips your skin of moisture and leaves it feeling dried out. It’s also known to be contaminated with 1, 4-dioxane, a probable human carcinogen according to the EPA. It can also cause possible mutilations and cancer as listed by the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews.
• Parabens: We’re always told to avoid this ingredient as it’s a common preservative for facial cleansers. It’s also known to mess with your hormones by acting as a estrogen mimicker.
• Fragrance (Parfum): It makes a product smell amazing but it’s also possibly laced with a bunch of other dangerous chemicals, including endocrine disruptors like phthalates. It can also cause breakouts, problems to the hormone system in small amounts and it’s deadly for sensitive skin girls.
Even though most cleansers are paraben-free these days, most products still contain Fragrance and Sodium lauryl sulfate. It’s still best to steer clear of them and avoid it as much as possible because it is all going on your face.
Stinging, Burning And Irradiation No More
Stinging, burning and irradiation are all caused by harmful stripping of the skin. What in a facial cleanser causes these problems? Simple, soap!
Soap strips the skin of its natural oils and leaves your skin tight and dry. When the skin is tight and dry, it’s easily prone to breakouts, stinging, burning, peeling, irradiation, redness and etc. You may think that your skin needs to be squeaky clean, but that might be a little too aggressive for the skin and the skin’s natural oil balance would get messed up.
If you’ve got serious skin issues such as acne, you may need to wash your face more than once in a day. If you’ve got no serious skin condition, once or twice a day would suffice.
Naturally Detoxifies Skin
Ever heard of the ‘water detox diet’? It’s a method to cleanse your body and flush out all the unwanted toxins inside. You’re only allowed to drink water, no carbonated drinks, no caffeine and etc. It leaves you healthier inside and out.
Cleansing your skin with only water every night also naturally detoxifies the skin without any harmful effects. Unwanted toxins are washed away and the skin is left clean and blemish-free. Using a facial cleanser would be adding more toxins and chemicals to the skin.
If you’re a little hesitant to try this, don’t be and give it a go. It might not work for everyone, but you could be pleasantly surprised at the results too. I hope it turns out well, have a great one girls! Good luck!
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