Published: 12/10/2013 - Updated: 02/15/2016
Facial cleansing is one aspect that we cannot miss out in our routine care of our skin. For best results, it is important to identify the product that is best suited to your skin type.
If you want to apply a beauty treatment or if you want to have healthy skin, it is important that you always cleanse your face. Daily, we are exposed to the effects of sun, pollution, make-up, tobacco and other elements that punish and make our skin dirty. Therefore, it is necessary that good hygiene is practiced daily to remove dirt and debris, making it look healthy.
Which product is right for me?
When cleaning our skin, we generally opt for soap and water, which is suitable for cleaning the body, but your face is more delicate. The cleaning product for you will depend on your skin type.
Oily skin: Large and open pores, recommended products for cleaning are gels and facial soaps.
Dry Skin: This skin type has tension and tends to flake and have wrinkles, so cleanser milks are perfect.
Sensitive Skin: Tends to be easily irritated, so for cleaning requires a special product for sensitive skin, in order to avoid altering the hydro-lipid barrier of the skin.
Morning and night
For proper facial cleansing to be achieved, it is suggested that you do it twice a day, morning and evening preferably, as part of a daily routine. Regardless of whether or not we wear make-up, or whether you went out or not, it is important to acquire a habit of cleaning your face properly.
Steps for facial cleansing
- The first step is to use the product that suits your skin for cleaning such as gels, milks, soaps and so on.
- Use warm water to rinse and dry your face using a towel and gently pat dry, do not rub to avoid irritating the skin.
- Apply a suitable product to close pores and soothe the skin.
- Once the above product is absorbed, it is recommended to use a moisturiser with sunscreen for daytime, or a moisturiser for the night. Do not forget the eye and the neck area.
Peeling: For very damaged skin
This is a treatment that involves applying chemicals that allow the eliminating of a layer of superficial skin in a controlled way which will also stimulate cell renewal.
It is usually recommended when there is an excess of dead cells on the surface of the skin or when there is any alteration in the structure of the epidermis, for example in photo-aged, hyperpigmented, rough, dull skin or acne.
The results of peeling are favorable as the skin looks healthier after these procedures, but it is important to consult with a professional to find out which type of peeling is most appropriate for you. You may also find that a simple, natural "scrub" option is perfect for you.
Try to choose quality products: Remember that even if they are an extra investment, they are more durable and the formulas and ingredients are of a better quality than the most economical options.
If you find blackheads and/or pimples, do not try to press them with your fingers as this can infect the area, and also damage the skin. Try to use a product to remove or treat acne, or consult your dermatologist.