Daily cleansing - removing impurities, excess sebum and even sunscreen residues (that is, anything that can accumulate on the skin during the day or night) - is actually a defining process in our beauty routine. In addition, remember that cleansing properly also prepares the skin for subsequent care. But many, of course, are not doing something (or almost all) wrong with no malice. For example, perhaps:
You think that washing, cleansing and removing makeup are all the same. Whereas in reality, of course, everything is absolutely wrong. First of all, it is necessary to wash off the cosmetics and only after that take on the beauty-arms a means to cleanse the skin of the face. We are now talking about two-step cleansing - the cornerstone of Korean women's skin care.
Toners complete the cleansing process, cleanse what we have failed to cope with even after a two-step cleansing, and prepare the skin for care.
Shiseido Benefiance ExtrCreamy Cleansing Foam
You don't wash your hands before touching your face. Of course, they must be pre-washed and washed thoroughly.
You are not cleansing your skin well enough. As a result:
- rashes and clogged pores, an abundance of bacteria and excess sebum visible to the naked eye;
- dull, insufficiently hydrated skin (cleansing properly allows moisturizers to be absorbed better). For this, by the way, I must also say thanks not only to dirt, but also to the remnants of other care products that accumulate on the skin and which also need to be washed off (in particular, they can be based on harmful silicones).
Peelings will help eliminate excess sebum and remove dead cells. It is better to scrub the skin no more than 2 times a week. If you overdo it, the epidermis will become thinner and the protective properties will decrease.
You persist too much in cleansing. Aggressive ingredients can negatively affect the skin barrier - make the skin too sensitive or even inflamed and irritated. Therefore, zeal in this matter, of course, is not worth it: no pressure, leaving funds for a while and multiple consecutive applications of a care product.
You wash your face with hot water. Hot water draws moisture out of your skin, whereas we often don't pay enough attention to hydration. Try to wash your face with warm water.
Yves Rocher Exfoliating Coconut Soap
You are using oil based products. No, of course they are very effective, especially in removing waterproof makeup. But, firstly, the skin of many, many women is very sensitive to oils, and even we ourselves may not know about it at all! Here's the catch. Second, because unsaturated oils are less stable, they can contribute to premature aging of the skin.
If you still prefer oil-based products, go for jojoba and coconut - the safest. By the way, if, on the contrary, you absolutely don't like oil textures, the most polar thing that can be offered to you is micellar water.
Always carry a pack of matting wipes with you. They will not only eliminate oily sheen, but also prevent dirt from provoking problems like a rash.
You are neglecting the tonic. And he, in turn, normalizes the pH balance after using cleansers with aggressive components in the composition, and also cleans up what you could not cope with even after the results of the two-stage cleansing procedure.
Finally, you dry your face with a towel. And on it, as you know, like on a pillow, a great many different microbes live. Of course, it is impossible to always wipe your face with a clean towel, but there is still an ingenious way out in its simplicity - these are paper towels.
Shiseido Generic Skincare Matting Wipes
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