The Double Cleanser
Regular cleansing is essential to keeping your skin looking radiant and healthy. When you don't wash your face properly the dust particles stay in the pores of your skin which interrupts the breathing of your skin, which can ultimately result in skin problems such as acne, whiteheads, blackheads etc.
Cleansing helps anti-aging products and treatments work properly. Cleansing helps maintain proper pore size, encourages proper skin hydration and prevents the production of excess oils. Good skin cleansers remove dirt, sebum, oil and dead skin cells without damaging or irritating the skin. Remember, it's important to cleanse your skin every night, but also in the morning too, to remove any toxins your skin eliminates during the night. Excess oils, dirt and buildup in your pores promote increased sagging, stretching and enlarging of the pores. So the important basic to healthy pore care is to maintain clean pores.
A good clean skin is the foundation of a good skin. That is why I put so much emphasis in making a good cleanser a few years back and now an exfoliator as well. It is formulated not just to clean, exfoliate but repair as well. So gentle that your face does not feel dry but baby smooth after each use.
Here’s some of the regular questions that I have received, and I like to answer them here so that the rest of you may refer as well.
Q: Why is cleaning my face important?
A: Cleansing facilitates the removal of dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris. Throughout the day the skin on your face is continually covered with bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and old (dead) skin cells. Cleansing is the best way to prep your skin for other skincare products.
Q: When is the best time to exfoliate your skin?
A: Though any time of day will work, exfoliating in the morning is ideal because the skin repairs itself at night, leaving a layer of dead skin cells just begging to be sloughed off.
Q: Which comes first, washing face or exfoliating?
A: You should always cleanse before exfoliating.
Q: When should we start exfoliating?
A: Exfoliants should be used beginning in the teen years to clean pores, protect against acne, and clear dead cells from the skin surface.
Q: Should I still use toner after exfoliating my skin?
A: When doing your skin care routine, exfoliator comes right after your cleanse. This removes any remaining debris from your pores as well as aids in cell turnover. Following up with toner helps bring your skin's pH levels back into balance.
Q: Can I still use Vitamin C after exfoliating?
A: Using a potent vitamin C after exfoliation will boost its brightening and firming benefits. It can improve the overall look of firmness of skin as well as helping to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Q: what happened if we do not exfoliate?
A: Adult skin that's not regularly exfoliated may experience acne and more rapid visible aging. It is often not very vibrant in tone, and easily becomes clogged with dirt, excess oil, and dead skin cells. Blackheads are also more likely to occur.
Q: Can we exfoliate our skin every day?
A: Depending on the exfoliator you use. Though it is great to exfoliate every day but some of the existing product in the market may be too harsh for your skin. If you want to exfoliate everyday, you need to get one that is gentle enough to do so.