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Cleaning Your Skin Without Soap: 3 Better Alternatives

Your skin is considered the largest sense organ of your body and its final defense against germs that are bent on harming you. In light of this, it is important that you care for your skin like your health depends on it. And what better way to do that than prioritize the neatness of your skin.

When it comes to ridding your skin of germs, there are several available options. However, you would agree that one of the common options adopted by many of us involves washing our skin with soap.  While soaps are effective in ridding our body of germs, oil, and dead cells, their excessive PH level makes them a harsh option for your delicate skin.

If you would like to ditch conventional soaps and try out something else on your skin, here are some alternatives to consider.

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Modern soaps can damage your skin.

We often feel happy and satisfied whenever we scrub our body with those fragrance-ladened conventional soaps and watch the dirt roll down our skin. Of course, it is a good reason to be elated. But, what most of us don’t understand is that conventional soaps operate on a give-and-take system. They give us by cleansing our skin and ridding it of dirt and dead cells (benefit). They take from us by stripping our skin of natural oils that help prevent skin damage (disadvantage).

If you weigh the pros and cons (which arenโ€™t limited to the ones stated above), you might end up realizing that sticking with conventional soaps may not be a good idea after all. If you agree with me, here are some natural alternatives to try out.

1. Consider oil cleansing

Oil cleansing is a better alternative to conventional soaps. Though it may sound weird or even illogical to smear your skin in oil to get it cleansed, using this alternative remains a healthy way to rid your skin of dirt while ensuring that it retains its beneficial component

Oil-based cleansers trap dirt, including dead cells, allowing them to be cleaned without affecting the oil barricade already in place. Always ensure that you oil up before taking your bath, as modern oil-based cleansers are designed to produce a light lather when wet that rinses easily without issues. 

2. Make your natural scrub.

For those who love to make their stuff themselves, here is an opportunity to create something amazing and beneficial for your skin. To develop the ideal natural scrub for your skin, you can play with recipes like salt, sugar scrubs, oatmeal, honey exfoliator, etc. 

A mix of honey, oatmeal, and plain yogurt should do the trick. Or avocado oil, honey, and sugar. If you wouldn’t want to go through the stress of DIY, you can consider an already-made product like manuka honey cream or something that contains healthy ingredients for your skin. When using natural scrubs, ensure you avoid your face as the skin there is delicate.

3. Dry brush dead skins off

Here is another common way to discard harmful dead cells, including dirt from your skin, while also improving the production of healthy oils. As the name implies, dry brushing involves brushing your dry skin with a natural fiber brush. Doing this helps exfoliate and discard dirt lodged on the surface of your skin. 

Some evidence also points to the fact that brushing the skin helps ease drainage, thus detoxifying your skin and entire body. Ensure you purchase good quality, natural bristle brush to experience good results.

Conclusion

Soaps are good, but when used excessively can rid your skin of important oils. If possible limit the use of conventional soaps and go for something natural to enhance your skin health.  

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