What is proper cleansing? And why is it such a significant step in maintaining healthy skin?
Our skin is exposed to all kinds of rough elements, like pollution and UV rays etc as well as cosmetic products; throughout the day, every day. The impurities can block pores and cause number of skin infection, like acne. And UV rays cause pigmentation, sun-burn etc.
However, most of the soaps that we use tend to be harsh on the skin. They clean our face, but not just off impurities, but off necessary moisture too. And they do not take care of any sun-caused damage to the skin.
Proper cleansing is imperative for healthy skin; and involves deep cleansing of the skin (pores); while keeping it adequately hydrated; neither too oily nor too dry.
What is Aloe Vera Extract and its advantage when used as a cleanser?
Aloe vera extract is suitably useful as a moisturizer for both dry and oily skin. It betters the skin’s ability to hydrate itself, without making it oily; thus keeping it supple. Its anti-oxidant constituents stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, as well as neutralize free radicals; and this helps fight signs of premature aging.
The extract exhibits anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activities also. The former of the two, prevents minor skin infections, including acne; and the latter soothes infected or dry skin. Aloe vera is also known to improve the complexion; by removing dead skin cells, facilitating the penetration of nutrients as well as reducing minor pigmentation problem.
What is Lemon Peel and what is its significance in cleansing?
Lemon peel, a.k.a. Citrus limon, is the skin/rind of lemon fruit. Just like the fruit itself, it is acidic in nature. Its citric acid renders it astringent and anti-microbial properties. It tones up the skin by removing excess the oil/sebum and impurities. Furthermore, it not only dissolves dead skin cells, but also helps in stimulating the growth of new ones.
It even helps balance the skin’s pH level and effectively fight acne; and is known to calm redness and soothe irritated skin. The acidity in the peel also acts as mild natural bleach, and helps lighten the skin, sun-burns and age-spots.
What is Cedarwood Oil and how does it work as a cleansing agent?
Cedarwood Oil, also known as cedar oil, is derived from a variety of coniferous (cone-bearing) trees. As a skin tonic, it is beneficial in regulating the functioning of sebaceous (oil-producing) glands. This results in reduction of oiliness; which further helps fight acne effectively. Its anti-bacterial property too plays a role against acne, as well as other skin infections.
Its astringent property makes cedarwood oil a useful element for maintaining the youthfulness of the skin too; as it tightens the pores, firms up the skin, while enhancing the skin’s elasticity. The result: a clear and supple skin.
What is Grape Seed Extract and what role does it play in cleansing the skin?
Grape seed extract is derived from the seeds of whole grapes. The main and highly beneficial capacity of this substance is that of an anti-aging agent. It is rich in anti-oxidants, including Vitamin-E, flavonoids and polyphenols.
However, majority of its effectiveness is due to the presence of a particular phenol; known as procyanidin. It is 20 times more powerful than Vitamin E, in protecting against premature aging. It not only neutralizes the existing free radicals; but also prevents the formation of new ones.
Procyandins are also known to bond with the collagen in the skin, improving the cell health, as well as the skin’s elasticity. This substance can even heal wounds and repair sun-damaged skin.