31 May 2020

A natural skin care routine includes five steps: cleansing (face, hair, and body), exfoliating (face and body), toning (face and hair), moisturizing (face and body), and protection from the elements (face, body, optionally hair). Each step plays its own important role. Skip one, and the results will be far less impressive. If time is running low, you can use multitasking products that will take you through two steps in one simple move.

 As we wash our face, we get rid of daily grime, makeup and dead skin cells using cleansing agents. Such agents can be liquid and foaming or milky and non-foaming, depending on your skin’s needs.

Why do you need to cleanse your face?
 Most often, dirt on our faces consists of airborne particles of soot, smoke, dust, dried sweat, and residue from makeup, sunscreens, and skin care. These fine particles pile on the surface of your skin, clogging up the pores and forming a sticky non-breathable film on top of your skin. As a result, congestion forms deep under the skin’s surface, resulting in visible blackheads, an uneven, dull complexion, allergies, and acne.
The solution: you must eliminate the dirt without over cleansing, which may cause skin irritation.

Cleansing Twice a Day
No matter if you use layers of makeup or your cosmetic bag contains just an odd jar of lip balm, make a habit of washing your face once in the morning and once in the evening. Wash or at least wipe your face after any vigorous activity that makes you perspire, like exercise.
The morning cleansing should be gentle. Work the cleanser of your choice in circular motions, starting with your forehead and moving down to your cheeks and nose. Work the nose area well. Don’t forget to wash your chin, throat, and the jawline area, especially under your ears. If you are using a medicated cleanser, for example, with salicylic or glycolic acid, leave it on for only a few minutes before rinsing. Our top choice cleansers include: The Ordinary Squalene Cleanser and Aubrey Organics Everyday Cleansing Cream

Exfoliating cleansers such as Botanic Tree Exfoliating Cleanser with Glycolic Acid are useful when you have relatively clear skin, especially if you spend a lot of time in a room with central air-conditioning or during the summer since dry air speeds up the cell-shedding rate.
You should double-cleanse your face in the evening. In general, the evening cleansing is more important than washing your face in the morning (which doesn’t mean you can skip the morning wash!). Make it a new habit to double-cleanse in the evening. It takes slightly longer than a basic rub- rub-rub, splash-splash, but the results are nothing short of remarkable.

How to Double-Cleanse
Double-cleansing is making news, although this technique is nothing new. Some sources claim that the double-cleansing method originated in European spas, while others argue that facial cleansing oil has been a staple of Asian skin care rituals for a very long time. No matter where it comes from, double-cleansing can make a whole world of difference, if correctly used and adjusted to your skin’s needs and its current condition.
During the first step, use an oil-based cleanser to get rid of the surface dirt, which, as we already know, consists of airborne particles, dust, makeup, sebum, dried sweat, dead bacteria, and residue from moisturizers and sunscreens. The higher the content of oil, the better the cleansing power. All you need is to massage the cleansing oil onto your dry face with dry fingertips to dissolve the makeup gently. Some cleansing oils will stick to your face and be hard to wash off.
When you have melted the dirt, using an oil-based cleanser, rinse your face and apply the second cleanser, preferably a non-foaming cleanser or an exfoliating cleanser. This would help cleanse your pores and offer a deeper treatment.

You wash off, using luke-warm water and dry off with a clean towel. Do not rub hard on your skin. Rather, you pat dry.

Cleansing your skin is very important for all skin types, especially if you have an oily skin. Cleansing your skin can give you a brighter and clearer skin, in a matter of weeks. If you have acne problems and have been battling with it, add one of the recommended cleansing products, mentioned on this blog, to your skincare regimen and watch the difference in your skin,
Until my next post, remain beautiful

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