Cyndi of Cyndi Heart Pink left a comment in my last post Keep Skin Beautiful With A Balance pH Level, to recommend a gentle cleanser since most of those she has come across in Malaysia comes with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). I thought that was a very good question since natural and organic skincare products are not readily available in many markets. In addition, not everyone is into natural or organic skincare. So what would be a cleanser that is gentle, non-irritating, provides natural pH balance, is easily accessible and also reasonably priced?
I have been seeing quite a number of skincare products on the market promoting themselves as pH neutral. The Lavera range of toners which I reviewed yesterday for example, are neutral pH 5.5 formulas that promise to balances our facial pH level after cleansing. So what exactly is this skin pH level and why is it important to maintain a balance by choosing cosmetics and skincare products that have a pH value close to that of our own skin?
Oh gosh. I just made a revelation while researching on the topic of sebaceous cysts treatment. The small yellowish dome-shaped lump or bump that grew on my vagina area when I was a teen was actually a sebaceous cyst! I never got to find out what it was though I’ve long gotten rid of it. I only found out because I wanted to write about this as my husband just had a 1 cm sebaceous cyst removed from the left side of his face near his ear via excision biopsis.
Despite being busy, I’ve been going to bed really early to catch up on my beauty sleep. I realized that a few late nights has taken a toll on my face; giving me wrinkles around my eyes, saggy skin around my cheeks and deeper marionette grooves. You can almost say I aged overnight!
While I know the importance of beauty sleep, I didn’t actually understood the biological reasons behind it and here’s what I found out.