Healthy skin begins with good cleansing habits..
Cleansing your skin sounds simple and it should be, but using the wrong cleanser can start many skin problems such as: sensitivity, excessive dryness, irritation, redness and even breakouts.
The skin protective layer is meant to guard the skin from external aggresors but certain chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate found in many cleansers can strip the skin of natural essential lipids leaving the skin vulnerable to irritation and dryness.
Here are some tips for a regular cleansing routine:
?Select a mild cleanser, avoid harsh surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate
?Cleanse your skin 2 times a day
If suffering from acne, avoid over cleansing since it will actually cause the skin to produce more oil to counteract the dryness caused by the Cleanser. Dryness and irritation can exacerbate breakouts.
?If using an exfoliating cleanser containing acids such as glycolic or salicylic make sure you hydrate the skin properly that way you supply the skin with fundamental components.
?Some devices such as clarasonic or foreo contain ultrasonic technology to help provide a deeper cleansing, they are great; but remember, more is not always better. Your skin will tell you how often to use them.
If using them everyday starts to give you skin problems, reduce the frequency of use.
?And my favorite tip : ALWAYS GO TO BED WITH A CLEAN FACE .
Thank you for being here.
Until next time,
Paramedical Aesthetician/ Consultant/Educational Trainer
Founder of Zkin Fix Skincare