Skin that is healthy and intact creates a mechanical barrier, preventing the penetration of harmful substances into the rest of the body, as part of the non-specific body defense system.
Harsh cleansers disrupt this protective layer and who needs that?
A good cleanser should be gentle and easy to rinse off with water. It should clean your face and take off all makeup. It should not contain:
- any Irritants such as perfumes and lathering agents.
- type of exfoliating acids such as salicylic or glycolic acid.
So, to keep your skin healthy this summer, my cleansers of choice would be:
- for the face – Osmosis Gentle Cleanse,
- for the body – Savon de Marseille.