How to Use Facial Cleansers?

October 3, 2008 by admin 

A normal facial cleanser cream would have been a luxury a few decades back but in today’s age the idea of looking fresh and beautiful holds such a lot of importance that these items cannot be thought otherwise but as immensely necessary. In fact facial cleansers qualify as bridges between not doing anything to redeem your face and doing the most extreme beauty care regime. Such cosmetic items also aid you to in keeping up with a certain standard of aesthetic concern that is impossible to think without in our world.

Of course, the affordability of beauty and skin care products in general has come under question. After every two days, there is a new extract which is being discovered and incorporated in the product concerned, making its price go up manifold. Here, we have listed a few common ingredients which you may want to look out to suit your beauty care needs.

Glycolic Acid & Lactic Acid: These two are, as you might know organic acids. Also known as Alpha-hydroxy acids or AHAs. Their source is mostly sugars and milk. These acids work to rid your skin of the cement that consolidates your dead skin cells by acting on the base of the stratum corneum of the skin. The new stratum corneum has a changed structure due to these acids and the cell production is hastened. Typical sources would be bitter almonds (for Mandelic Acid), Citrus fruits (for Citric Acid), apples (for Malic Acid), grapes (for Tartaric Acid), sugar cane (for Glycolic Acid) and milk (for Lactic Acid).  

Salicylic Acid: This acid off course works by dissolving skin in layers on the outside. The acid is chiefly used in organic synthesis and also is a hormone in plants. It is somewhat similar to aspirin in its chemical nature without retaining the active characteristics. The bark of the willow (Latin: Salix) tree is a source of this acid. Extremely effective in the treatment of callouses, acne, psoriasis, keratosis, stretch marks, corns, warts and pilaris. This acid cures acne by protecting the skin pores from clogging up by effectively making the skin slough off. It also eliminates dandruff. Hyperpigmentation can be one of the side effects of this acid on unpretreated skin for those who are a darker shade if applied directly or without mixing it with a broad spectrum sunblock. The salicylic acid is also commonly known as a beta hydroxy acid.

Camphor: The source of this substance often used in facial cleansers is an Asian (found in Borneo) tree that is perennially green and known as camphor laurel or Cinnamonum camphora. Other trees in the laurel family like Ocotea usambarensis also are a source of camphor that is perfectly biological in nature. This substance can be a coolant to the skin like menthol and can serve the purpose of a local anesthetic and antibiotic.

Phenol: Yet again this is a natural compound and is an antiseptic and anesthetic substance. It is also aromatic oil.

Other varieties of cleansing substances could be alpha-beta facial cleansers that is useful on oily skin and makes it smoother and more elastic. The color obtained is again more uniform.

These are just some of the various typical ingredients found in normal facial cleanser cream and is by no means an exhaustive list. Now that you know a bit more about facial cleansers, you should start asking more questions when choosing a skin care product.


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