Cleanse Your Way To Younger Healthier Skin
Cleansing your skin correctly is probably the singularly most important exercise you can do to keep your skin healthy. It’s not just about soap and water. As a matter of fact, using bar soap can damage your skin and cause breakouts.
We are so lucky to have a range of skin care products to keep our skin healthy and looking younger than our true ages. I make sure I take advantage of all the products that have these essential nutrients and natural chemicals to promote good skin maintenance.
One of the key elements in facial cleaners is Glycolic Acid. For those of you wondering what Glycolic Acid is, it’s a colorless, translucent, crystalline compound, C2H4O3, that occurs in cane sugar, unripe grapes, and sugar beets and has numerous industrial uses. This colorless, odorless, and hygroscopic crystalline solid is highly soluble in water. It is used in various skincare products. It has the smallest molecules in the group so is able to penetrate our skin deeply and easily, making it the most effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness, oiliness etc. It reacts with the top layer of skin, breaking it down by dissolving sebum and other substances that bind cells together. Using Glycolic Acid causes the dead skin cells to be sloughed away revealing smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin. It’s also a very effective acne treatment.
Using Glycolic Acid makes skin more sensitive to the sun so it’s very important to wear sunscreen whenever using any sort of AHA to avoid pigmentation and further damage. Even if you don’t use products with Glycolic Acid you should be wearing sunscreen daily with at least an SPF of over 20 anyway!
If you are using bar soap to cleanse your skin, you can be doing a huge disservice to your skin and can cause the following problems.
- After-wash tightness (AWT)
- Damage to the barrier function of the skin
That’s why it’s so important to cleanse your face with the right products. I’ve discovered a cleanser that worked beautifully for me, and I you all know how much I love sharing what works for me with you!
It’s called NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash and my skin has seen a transformation within a week of using it. My pores are less visible and my skin feels renewed and healthier. The folks over at NeoStrata were kind enough to send me this product to review in exchange for my honest opinion, and as always, I only share my honest experiences with you!
NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash is their most potent cleanser and is formulated in an amphoteric system to capture the benefits of Glycolic and Lactobionic Acid while minimizing the potential for irritation. Formulated with 18% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactobionic Acid to gently exfoliate, unclog congested pores, and stimulate cell renewal it prepares skin for optimal benefits of the regimen that follows. It’s pH balanced too! But please note: it’s not recommended for patients with sensitive skin.
NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash is Soap-free, fragrance-free, and Dye-Free. Paba-Free and formulated with 18% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactobionic Acid.
Recommended usage: Twice Daily AM/PM, as tolerated
Size: 3.4 fl oz. pump bottle
Rarely does a cleanser come along that truly leaves skin soft, supple and ready to fight the signs of aging. Thatâ€™s why the NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash has been a favorite for those in the know for years. Hereâ€™s why:
This cleanser is recommended for experienced Glycolic Acid users who are ready to kick results up a notch. Best used as part of an anti-aging regimen, NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash targets congested pores and stimulates cell renewal for skin thatâ€™s prepared for optimal benefits of the regimen that follows. Once you’ve tried it you’ll never go back to a regular face wash again. Here’s to a fresh-faced, younger-looking appearance!
How to use: Twice a day, pump a moderate amount of foam into hands. Apply to wet skin and cover the entire area. Rinse with water.
This product has been featured in Preventionâ€™s â€œDefy Your Ageâ€ Challenge, as well as The Today Show, and Fitness and InStyle magazines.
All you do is apply this product to a wet face – as you can see it’s rich and foamy!
Take a look at the incredible changes in dark spots and overall skin texture below in a recent study.
It’s so easy to use with its one pump system.
Here is some additional information about the brand:
I hope you got to learn a few things from today’s post about how important it is to cleanse your skin with the best products and ingredients available.
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