Did you know that the skin on your face is the thinnest on your body? In fact, the skin around your eyes is 80 times thinner than the thickest skin on your body (which happens to be the soles of your feet). Despite this, your face is exposed to more skincare and cosmetic products than any other part of your body, including washes, moisturizers, toners, peels, lipstick, foundation, blush, and eyeshadow.
It's no wonder that skin allergies often appear first on the face. And if you're pregnant or aging, your skin may react even more to external irritants. That's why it's essential to care for your facial skin and pamper it with the right products.
However, did you know that most facial washes contain ingredients that can aggravate and sensitize sensitive facial skin? That's why it's important to avoid certain ingredients in your facial wash if you have sensitive skin.
Here's a checklist of four ingredients to avoid in your facial wash:
- Fragrance: This is the number one skin allergy trigger. The average fragrance contains at least 100 chemicals, making it a potent irritant.
- Essential oils: These are commonly used in natural skincare, but they can be a potent aggravator if used in overly high amounts on sensitive facial skin.
- Sulphates and betaines: These are the most commonly used cleansing ingredients in facial washes, but they are also detergent ingredients that can strip oil from surfaces. You don't want them in your facial wash.
- AHAs and BHAs: These acids, such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid, literally break down the skin. Just a few weeks of use can make the skin more sensitive to other allergens and UV light.
That's why Nanna created a range of pure, handcrafted true castile washes with only four ingredients and strictly no fragrances, fillers, or additives. These washes are gentle, moisturizing, and soothing, with just the right blend of 100% natural ingredients to wash away grime and germs while nourishing sensitive facial skin.
If you have sensitive skin, give Nanna's castile washes a try. They're the perfect facial washes for sensitive skin.