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Purity in Practice: Understanding the Impact of Daily Debris on Skin Health and the Battle Against Acne
Throughout the day, dust, sweat, pollutants, bacteria, and all sorts of debris accumulate in our face. When left alone, these impurities build-up over time and cause damage and irritation to the skin. The most common sign of dirty skin is acne. Acne is caused by many things such as hormonal imbalance, stress, diet, and very commonly, clogged pores. Below our skin are tiny glands that produce oil called sebum. Sebum is meant to form a protective layer on the surface of our skin and reaches the outer layer of the skin through hair follicles. When sebum reaches the surface, it forms a barrier between our skin and external irritants, preventing it from penetrating into the skin.
How Acne forms
Excessive build-up of dirt in our skin will clog our pores by blocking the follicles and trapping sebum with sweat, dead skin cells and all sorts of icky stuff beneath the skin. Bacteria then infects the trapped oil and dirt and causes swelling and redness that is acne.
A lot of people suffer from acne. It is the most common skin condition in the United States with 50 million Americans affected annually. It is even more common during puberty, when the hormones are more actively stimulating the oil glands. And for these people, acne has caused them more than just physical injuries but a bigger impact in their self-esteem and confidence. Acne affects people of all ages. For some, acne begins during adulthood, leaving these individuals disgruntled having never experienced acne in their younger years when one would expect to do so.
A Simple Skincare Routine
It is important that we follow a skincare regimen to maintain healthy and glowing skin. The basic skincare routine would include a cleanser, a moisturizer and a sunscreen. The importance of a good cleanser lies in the fact that it is the first product that is applied in the routine. It is especially important for people who wear makeup daily. Lots of makeup products claim to be non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. But that shouldn't stop us from washing our face with more than just water. One of the main purposes of having a cleanser is to remove the grime that’s collected on the skin surface and oil underneath. Moreover, removing these barriers will help other beneficial products penetrate the skin deeper. This is most helpful for those who incorporate serums and face oils into their routine.
Using a facial cleanser also helps boost skin hydration. Without cleansing and moisturizing, the skin will be dehydrated and lead to dry, rough and wrinkly skin. Hydrated skin means the skin retains water. With more water in the skin, there is less sebum production to make up for the lack of water.
Choose the Right Product for your Skin Type
Having said all these, it’s important that we maintain a skincare routine that cleanses, hydrates and protects our skin. With a plethora of skincare products available, it’s hard to choose which one will work for you. When choosing products, we must take into account our skin type. Not all skin is made equal. It varies upon race, climate, genetics and many other factors. A product’s ingredients and formulation can be specifically tailored to certain skin types. A great product will have safe but powerful ingredients that target an array of skin concerns, making it suitable for all skin types.
With organically-grown ingredients, natural preservation by fermentation and application of nanotechnology, Koso Med has created the Ultimate Cleanser that boasts a patented formula that promises to give you healthier skin. The Ultimate Cleanser contains a rich combination of herbs like Aloe Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Hops Extract, Scots Pine Fruit Extract and a lot more, along with Hydrolyzed Collagen that is best known for its cell regeneration properties and Squalene, a natural antioxidant that helps reduce fine lines and sun damage.
With the power of nanotechnology, all these ingredients are ensured to penetrate the deep layers of skin and target specific skin cells to deliver their functions. The secret of The Ultimate Cleanser lies in the ultra-fine crystalline cellulose that absorbs and removes dirt from pores. The Ultimate Cleanser will melt away excess oils, makeup and dirt from the skin without overly stripping it and leaves it supple instead of dry. Combining nature and science, Koso Med has created The Ultimate Cleanser for all skin types and targets an array of skin issues.