The Importance of Cleansing

Cleansing daily will assist in preventing clogged pores, which is a cause of acne and inflammation in some and is also necessary for removing excess makeup, and refreshing yourskin...However, daily cleansing isn't only for those who sweat profusely, wear a lot of makeup, or have acne. Cleansing your face every day is incredibly important for anti-aging and your overall health. 

There is an often overlooked health benefit to proper cleansing: removing environmental pollutants! Regardless if you load your skin with skin care or makeup, pollutants stick to our skin due to the natural oils found on the surface. Pollutants have the potential to be carcinogenic, and therefore need to be washed off every day. 
Small nanoparticles in the form of dirt, dust or soot can enter and negatively impact your skin cells causing premature aging in a process called oxidation. Additionally, gases such as nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide can harm our skin. Our skin serves as a natural barrier against external factors and while it succeeds at keeping most things out, it’s not completely impenetrable. Pollution hurts your skin’s barrier function by breaking down collagen and the lipids contained within it. Additionally pollution can cause irritation, rashes and breakouts. Dirt particles can accumulate on skin’s surface which can clog pores when they mix with your skin cells and oils.

Daily cleansing is vital to combat the damaging effects of pollution to your skin health. The best way to make sure you are fighting the negative effects of free radical damage is by choosing products: including your cleanser - that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that fight damage by free radicals, unstable molecules that can harm cellular structures. Antioxidants do this by giving electrons to the free radicals and neutralizing them, thus mitigate the negative effect of free radicals. 

I suggest using Medicalia’s Gentle Cleanser which contains powerful antioxidants to do just that! The Gentle Cleanser contains Green Tea,  and if there is such a thing as a “super ingredient,” then Green Tea is it. The primary benefit of Green Tea is as an antioxidant—and it is one of the more powerful antioxidants! Other benefits to this ingredient  include a boost immune response in skin cells, making skin better able to protect itself against external toxins. There have also been a number of encouraging studies on the benefits of green tea for skin, these studies have credibly demonstrated that topical green tea formulations reduce the direct effects of sunburn. Researchers believe that green tea's sun damage protection stems from the quenching of free radicals and inflammation reduction rather than from the blocking UV rays. Therefore, green tea may synergistically enhance sun protection when used in addition to a sunscreen.
Along with Green tea the Medicalia Gentle Cleanser also contains Chamomile which has similar and other great benefits. Chamomile not only works as an antioxidant but is also an anti-inflammatory agent, so its great for sensitive and acne prone skin types who have inflammation.
Next time you consider a new skin cleanser, try Medicalia’s Gentle Cleanser and experience increased skin repair, skin purifying, and inflammation healing properties as well as protecting your skin from accelerated ageing due to the harmful effects of pollution and free radical damage.

SA xx