Cleansing: What is the Big Deal?

The first step to a beautiful, radiant complexion that’s happy and healthy is daily cleansing. While finding the perfect skincare regime can be a real challenge, the process of washing your face can feel therapeutic, not to mention beneficial. So, why should you use a cleanser, and does it really matter if you don’t use one daily? Here is why you might want to up your skincare game.

Cleansing maintains beautiful, clear skin.
Whether you wear makeup every day or not, you face attracts dirt, grime and pollutants. There is also a build-up of sebum (oil produced by skin as a protective layer) and dead skin cells throughout the day. When your pores become blocked with sebum, sweat and makeup, a flare up of acne can occur. Lack of cleansing also prevents your skincare products from properly penetrating your skin. One of the reasons why we love cleansing every day is that it clears the impurities from your pores. This allows your skincare products to penetrate the skin more deeply and effectively. So, a daily skincare routine equals a healthy, happy face!

What about double cleansing?
Double cleansing is your night time ritual for glowing skin, trust us! Why? Well, pre-cleansing stage is the perfect way to remove all your makeup and SPF (which we hope you do use!), without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Your second cleanse is focused on cleansing the skin, rather than your makeup, from any remaining oil and grime, for a radiant complexion you’ll adore.

A cleanser tailored to your skin type offers multiple benefits. Whether you suffer from acne, oily skin or dryness, there’s a cleanser to suit you.

The best way to find your 5-star cleanser is to look at the ingredient list! Wait! You mean certain ingredients aren’t suitable for my skin? Yes, that’s right! Unfortunately, some brands, especially those that are cheaper to buy, may contain ingredients that offer no benefit to your skin.

What should I avoid?
Ingredients used as fillers can result in dryness, irritation, and clog your pores. When looking at the label, check that it isn’t formulated with things like alcohol, mineral oil, and fragrance. Both alcohol and added fragrances dry out your skin, making any irritation and redness look worse. Your skin may also become more sensitive too. Mineral oil, on the other hand, could clog your pores, making your complexion look and feel congested.

In our next article, we will talk more about how to properly cleanse your face in the morning and in the evening (yes, there is a difference between the two) and share more about ingredients to avoid for any skin type.

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