A Beginners Guide to Gentle Foaming Cleansers
Choosing a chemical-free gentle foaming cleanser is a great option if you have sensitive skin. Are you looking to add a foaming facial cleanser to your skincare routine? Read to learn more about gentle foaming cleansers and how to use them effectively in your skincare regimen. LASPA’s face cleanser and face wash option is made from eco-certified natural ingredients. It’s an excellent option to explore if you are looking for a gentle and natural product to add to your daily lineup.
What to look for in a gentle foaming cleanser
Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and the most sensitive too. So it’s important to take that into consideration when adding new products to your daily routine. Be very mindful of what you are using on your skin. There are so many cleanser options on the market these days, so if you feel overwhelmed in making a purchasing decision, well, it’s rightfully so. What should you look for in a gentle foaming cleanser?
The most important thing to keep in mind is to select a product that is — as previously mentioned, gentle! What we don’t want is a cleanser that is abrasive and will strip your skin of all those good and healthy natural oils. When these beneficial oils are sucked out of your skin, that’s where dehydration and breakouts occur. A good cleanser should remove makeup, dirt, and nothing else. So it is vital to choose a product that will keep your skin balanced and its natural oils intact.
So, how do you know that a product is gentle and ideal for sensitive skin? Well, your first clue is taking a look at the product’s ingredients. So, in this case, it’s vital that you select a brand that is transparent about their product ingredients and where they are sourced from. Most companies who value natural and toxin-free products are proud of that fact and advertise as such on their website. And that will make you feel more comfortable with whether or not you’d like to take the plunge and purchase.
Avoid These 12 Ingredients in Your Skin Care Products
Always avoid the following “Dirty Dozen.” These 12 ingredients are toxic and should be avoided in skincare products. Before purchasing a product, it is vital that you check out the ingredients list. Brands that are transparent about their ingredients are the ones you want to buy. So while perusing, look for the following ingredients to avoid:
Aluminum: This is a toxic ingredient that will disrupt the body’s endocrine system.
DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine): These clear liquids reek of ammonia and are bad for the skin.
DMDM Hydantoin & UREA (Imidazolidinyl): These are preservatives that have the ability to release formaldehyde which can cause pain and irritation.
Mineral Oil: This oil is a by-product of petroleum and will clog your pores and cause breakouts.
Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl): Parabens are used as preservatives in products and can cause the body hormonal imbalances.
PEG (Polyethylene glycol): This harmful ingredient will lower your skin’s level of moisture.
Phthalates: These are chemicals that are often used to bolster plastics’ strength and should be avoided when it comes to the skin.
Propylene Glycol (PG) & Butylene Glycol: These gaseous hydrocarbons weaken your skin’s cellular structure and alter natural proteins.
Siloxanes: This is another product that disrupts your body’s endocrine system. It is also harmful and toxic to animals.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfates (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES): This product is used to create lather in products but should be avoided when it comes to the skin.
Synthetic Fragrances: Anything synthetic is a bad sign. Synthetic fragrances are made up of tons of mysterious ingredients in themselves that are not listed on the label. So be wary of these.
Triclosan: This is a synthetic bacterial agent that has the ability to disrupt your thyroid and is linked to many bodily toxicities, including cancer.
How Often Should You Cleanse Your Face?
When it comes to cleansing, most skin specialists agree — two times a day is the ideal number. Once in the morning and once at night. Cleansing before bed will remove dirt and oil, so your face is clean, and so is your pillow. Cleansing in the morning will ensure all sweat and oil accumulated during your slumber is swept away.
3 Step Skincare Routine for Beginners
Everyone’s skincare routine should include the following basic steps. As you get more comfortable, you can add other products as you see fit.
- Cleanse: as previously mentioned, cleanse twice a day. Morning and night. This step should never be overlooked! Try the LASPA Foaming Facial Cleanser ($19.99), which we will describe in more detail below.
- Moisturize: Moisturizer is key. It’s so important to ensure that your skin is adequately hydrated. This will decrease the likelihood of breakout and ensure your skin is bright and glowing. Post-cleanse use a moisturizer or a moisturizing product (like a serum or oil). Find one that is tailored to your skin and needs.
- SPF: And finally, SPF! Don’t forget to slather on that sunscreen, whether you’re going out or staying in; it’s always crucial to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. The LASPA Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF 20 ($44) is an excellent daily sunscreen used on the face or body. The addition of Vitamin E counteracts the aging and damaging effects of the sun rays. Or, if you are looking for a little more protection, try the LASPA Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($40). This one is formulated for sensitive skin and to be used on the face and neck.
Extra Steps: Once you have mastered the above 3 step basic skincare routine, you can add the following products at your wish.
Exfoliation: you can exfoliate once or twice a week, but never more than that as it will cause irritation. The occasional exfoliation sessions will slough off dead skin cells and ensure that your skin is free of build-up (oil, dry skin, and dirt). AHAs or BHAs make for excellent exfoliators. You can try out the LASPA Intensive Glycolic Peel (10%) Consumer Series, which is infused with natural ingredients like witch hazel, willow bark, and licorice. LASPA’s glycolic acid peel (which is 100% naturally derived Glycolic Acid) will have you fresh-faced and glowing post-use.
Serums: so what’s the difference between a serum and a moisturizer? Well, they are both moisturizing agents, but serums are more potent and lightweight. You can find different serums to target a wide range of skin needs. Typically, a serum is applied before moisturizer. So keep that in mind. A general unwritten rule is that products should be applied from thinnest consistency to thickest.
Masks: face masks are excellent to have on hand when you feel like your skin need’s a little boost. It is recommended to use face masks no more than 2x per week. Facemasks can provide your skin with a much-needed dose of extra hydration or help with things like brightening, calming, and clarifying. Whatever you require, there’s a mask for that. So embrace them, but use them sparingly.
LASPA Foaming Facial Cleanser
The LASPA Foaming Facial cleanser is set to be released as of March 2021. We are proud to add this eco-certified natural cleanser to our line. The cleanser is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and infused with aloe vera to ensure a moisturizing and invigorating cleansing experience. Another bonus, it’s TSA-friendly at 50ml in size. So tote your skin’s new best friend with you, wherever you go. If you’ve been searching for a natural and effective cleanser, we’ve got your skin’s best interest at heart.
What skin type is a foaming cleanser best for?
Foaming cleansers are most beneficial for oiler skin types as they balance out the skin, regulate oil, and remove dirt. But, our Laspa Foaming Facial Cleanser is an excellent cleanser for all skin types, sensitive too. It provides a gentle, effective cleanse that will rid your skin of excess oil and dirt.
Is a gel or foam cleanser better for acne?
Foaming cleansers offer a deeper clean and light exfoliation that their gel counterparts do not. So if you are looking for a cleanser for acne-prone skin, foaming cleansers are what you are looking for.
Do foaming cleansers dry out the skin?
If the particular foaming cleanser you are using contains harsh ingredients, it is incredibly possible to dry out your skin. But the Laspa Foaming Facial Cleanser is made of eco-certified natural ingredients that will balance your skin, the addition of aloe vera ensures extra hydration. Our cleanser will not dry out your skin but leave it feeling hydrated, clean, and balanced.