Q: How important is my cleanser and how often should I clean my skin?
A: This is a good question and it’s one that I get a lot. The type of cleanser you use is very important because it is the first step in your skincare routine. You should use a cleanser that does the job without drying out the skin.
Your skin should feel slightly taut after cleansing, but not overly dry and never irritated. I try to avoid any cleansers that contain sodium lauryl sulfate, as they tend to be drying and slightly irritating.
Picking the appropriate cleanser for your skin is critical; however, many people overlook the importance of using the cleanser correctly.
Work the cleanser into your skin for about 60 seconds-count out loud just to be sure. The massaging action stimulates oxygen flow to the tissues and encourages waste products to be flushed through the system.
Follow with a soft washcloth to thoroughly remove the cleanser from the skin; any remaining residue could clog pores. I recommend investing in a few nice, soft washcloths so that you have a clean washcloth every day of the week. I notice a significant improvement in the tone of my clients’ skin when they use a fresh washcloth daily.
If you do a proper cleansing followed by a replenishing cream at night, it is not necessary to wash your skin in the morning. Your skin should feel fresh and clean upon waking, so all you need to do is a quick rinse. Apply moisturizer and sun block, and you are ready to go.
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