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Rosacea and General Skin Deterioration by Alkaline Surfactants in Cleansers
Alkaline surfactants, which include those used in soap and most foaming cleaners, solidify oils leading to wax plugs, hardened pustules and distended follicles ("open pores").
These surfactants glue together the skin's superficial wastes, effectively slowing down natural and healthy exfoliation.
Their ongoing use produces a dull, chalky appearance.
Skin affected by alkaline cleansing will often appear dry, even though excess surface oil can be present.
Rosacea patients benefit greatly by cleansing once or twice daily at a more suitable pH.
For further information, see What Is The Best Way To Cleanse?
Author: Peter Wilson.
Reviewed: Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Further Information: General Effects of Inappropriate Cleansing : About Rosacea Cleansing and pH : Rosacea and General Skin Deterioration by Alkaline Surfactants in Cleansers : Mildly Acidic Cleanser Benefits for Rosacea Patients : Sodium Laureth/Lauroyl Sulphate/Pareth Sulphate : Deep Cleansing Rosacea Cleansers Topic List :