Ever noticed how many of the over-the-counter acne relief products on the market tend to dry your skin? This is because many of them contain alcohols and other astringent products that weaken your skin barrier. These ingredients can cause dryness, irritation, and do the opposite of what your skin actually needs. Below we'll share why our goat milk soap is a much better option for your skin, but first let's discuss what causes acne in the first place.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that usually results from hair follicles becoming clogged with an oil called "sebum." This is a naturally occurring oil that the sebaceous glands in your skin produce. But excess production of sebum can cause hair follicles to clog.
Hormonal changes during adolescence are usually accompanied by excess sebum production. This is why acne is much more prevalent in teenagers than adults. Due to genetics and skin types, some teenagers may have more persistent acne problems than others.
When hair follicles become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells, it creates the perfect environment for skin bacteria. This bacteria is the primary cause of inflammation and dreaded pimples on your skin. In severe cases, the proliferation of the bacteria can lead to skin lesions and scars.
Can Goat Milk Soap Help?
Because acne is most-often caused by hormonal changes that increase sebum production in your sebaceous glands, changing your skin care routine will not cure or completely eliminate the presence of pimples and skin lesions. But using the right skin care products can drastically help with the side effects of acne.
Many of the over-the-counter acne products exfoliate skin with harsh astringents, but do not restore the moisture that skin cells need. Our goat milk soap, however, provides a gentle, all-natural exfoliation while restoring the moisture to your skin cells. It helps remove the impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
This gentle exfoliation is done by the lactic acid that is naturally present in goat milk. Lactic acid, which is a natural alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), provides a mild exfoliation by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores.
Goat milk soap is also a great source of vitamins and minerals that provide regenerative benefits to your skin. These vitamins and minerals help to restore damaged skin, reducing the damage that acne can cause.
Additionally, the natural fats and proteins in our goat milk soap help to maintain skin hydration. Properly hydrated skin is more resilient and less prone to issues like excessive oil production, which can contribute to acne.
Using over-the-counter acne products with harsh ingredients creates a vicious cycle for your skin. These products strip your skin and the skin usually overcompensates as a result. This often makes the acne worse instead of making it better. But with an all-natural skin care regime using goat milk soap, you gently exfoliate your skin while simultaneously replenishing it!
*It is important to note that individual responses to skin care products may vary. You should always consult with a licensed healthcare professional if you are having persistent skin issues.