Can Regular Soaps Irritate My Skin?

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Is regular soap really the best choice for your face? Spoiler alert: it might not be! Many traditional soaps contain harsh chemicals that can lead to dryness, irritation, or peeling. These soaps often have a higher pH level, designed for tougher skin on the hands or body, not the delicate tissue on your face.

So, what’s the alternative? Gentle cleansers specifically designed for facial skin that provide a deep clean face without the downside effects. 

Let's explore why traditional soap can be harmful to your face and how switching to a gel cleanser can revolutionize your skincare routine.


How does Regular Soap work?

Regular soap is designed to decrease water's surface tension and lift dirt and oils off surfaces, so it can be easily rinsed away. Sounds good right, but is it really beneficial for your skin? 

How Regular Soap Irritates Your Facial Skin?

Using regular soap as a face cleanser is not recommended due to the following effects:

  1. Harsh Ingredients: Most soaps contain detergents and fragrances that can damage the skin’s barrier, leading to dryness and redness.
  2. Sensitivity: Facial skin is thinner and more sensitive compared to body skin, making it prone to irritation from common soap chemicals.
  3. Alkaline pH: Regular soaps have a higher pH, which can disrupt the skin’s natural barrier, causing irritation and infections.
  4. Moisture Loss: Soap can strip your skin of its natural moisture, leaving it feeling uncomfortable and dry. This can lead to acne, dark spots, accentuate wrinkles or worsen other conditions like eczema. 
  5. Additives: Ingredients like dyes and preservatives can cause irritation, redness, itching, and breakouts when used on the face.

To avoid further skin damage, consider replacing soap with a gentle cleanser that removes unwanted particles effectively without causing irritation. Conventional soap often leads to dryness rather than providing the glowing skin you desire.

Benefits of using a gel cleanser

In our search for a natural cleanser, we looked into all kinds of ingredients and formulas, paying close attention to the effectiveness and functions of each one of them. That’s how we’ve come up with Face Reset Cleanser, a delicate formula that cleans, nourishes and protects your skin barrier.

Enriched with Squalane, Coconut and Hyaluronic acid, this cleanser not only protects your skin's outer barrier but also locks in moisture and soothes your skin. It is ideal for all skin types and hours of the day with 0% irritation!

A complete skincare routine with Face Reset

Follow these easy steps for glowing, radiant, even skin:

Step 1: Cleansing

Choose a face cleanser with natural ingredients to remove excess oil, dirt, and debris without disturbing your skin's natural oils. Try Jess Beauty's Face Reset Cleanser, which cleans thoroughly and leaves skin hydrated. Clean your face at least twice daily, in the morning and before going to bed.

Step 2: Treatment

Apply serums or treatments targeting specific concerns like acne, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines. Use products with organic ingredients like niacinamide, tranexamic acid retinol, or hyaluronic acid. Jess Beauty's Shine Bright Serum and Age Rewind Retinol Serum are excellent choices for visible results.

Step 3: Moisturizing

Apply a moisturizer to lock in serum ingredients. According to your needs, you can choose a lightweight formula for the day, such as our Post Work Gel Mask, or a powerful cream like Vitamin C-Bomb Moisturizer. These products contain active ingredients like vitamin C, panthenol, niacinamide, and green tea extract to remove hyperpigmentation, even out skin tone, and keep skin healthy and hydrated all day.

Step 4: Sun Protection

Always apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 in the morning, including on cloudy days. Reapply every 2 hours if you're outdoors. At Jess Beauty we offer two kinds of sunscreens: a Let it Sun SPF 50+ (matte gel) and an Sun Drops SPF 50+ (dry oil serum).

Cleaning is the first step for a flawless spectacular skin, make sure to do it with an organic, vegan, paraben free, k-beauty product like ours. Glass skin starts at Jess Beauty!

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