Do you know about soap-free products? Soap-free, as the name suggests, are products that are created to cleanse the skin without using a soap-based formula. They are highly gentle on your skin and you should certain add them to your beauty routine as soon as possible.Because soap-based products, which we have been using for years now, are very harsh on the skin and thus end up making the skin cells dry and damaged. 

Although the concept of soap-free products is new, it is becoming immensely popular amongst people and if you really want to make your skin healthy then quit using soap-based products right away! Read on for more details.

Getting Into The Science Behind It

soap free cleanser benefits

According to scientific research, it has been found that soap is basically a strong alkali solution used for cleansing. Generally, a mix of sodium hydroxide, natural fats, and oils is what forms soap. Also, soap cleanses by surrounding the oil present on your skin and making it easier to be washed off with water.  So basically, soap solutions lead to the washing away of the natural oil of the skin.

Talking about soap-free products, they are not prepared with a strong alkalic solution but with a mixture of fats and alkaline additives. The soap-free products thus have emulsifying properties that facilitate the proper removal of dirt and oil from the skin allowing better cleaning. Also, there are very few chances of skin disorders caused by soap-free products as compared to soap-based ones.

Soap Is A Skin Care Foe

Apart from the basic components of soap, there are other reasons why you should not use it. The healthy pH level of the skin is 5.5 and that means at this level the skin is neither too basic nor too alkaline. Most soap-based cleansers are about 9-10 on the pH scale and that is why they disturb the neutrality of the skin and damage it right to the cellular level, causing inflammation, eczema, or breakouts.

On the other hand, soap-free cleansers help in maintaining the neutrality of the skin as they have the perfect balance of acids and bases as required by the skin.

Soaps May Cause Itching

soaps cause dryness

If your skin is irritating or itching incessantly then the reason behind it could be your soap.  Soaps tend to draw the moisture out of your skin and lead to washing away of the natural oil(some face oils to try). Not only that, they make your skin dry and devoid of moisture which further causes itching, irritation, and dryness in your skin. Further, you should be extra careful while using soap if your skin is oily because soaps can wash away the oil that fights bacteria consequently causing acne and clogged pores.

On the other side, soap-free cleansers do not rip your skin off its moisture, are very gentle, and do not disturb your skin’s acid mantle.

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Even Soap Free Cleansers Give A Good Lather

soap free cleansers give a good lather

You might be thinking that if you do switch to soap-free cleansers then you might have to compromise on the satisfaction the lather gives you. Well, not really.  Soap-free cleansers give a great lather too. So, much so that it feels like it's your regular soap.

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Soap Free Cleansers Help Moisturise

Most soap-free cleansers available in the market are full of herbs and natural ingredients and that is why they turn out to better moisturising agents while also nourishing all the layers of your skin(ghee face masks for moistured skin). 

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So, what are your thoughts about soap-free cleansers? Comment down below and let us know. Stay tuned to Her Zindagi for more such beauty and skincare related pieces.