Speaking of healthy skin, we know there are many steps: diet, protection, hydration, etc., but what many people forget, or simply skip, is good daily cleaning. Daily cleaning will undoubtedly change your relationship with your skin.
This seems just as obvious to us as a good selection of products. Each person’s skin is unique and needs distinct care; later, we will have to make you a one-hundred page list to cover all the skin types. Instead, our idea goes beyond products. We would like to stress routine and the proper way to clean your skin.
First, for those of you who have never seen a dermatologist, look for one. People often believe that they have one type of skin and spend all their lives using products that aren’t really appropriate. Additionally, only a dermatologist can diagnose any other problem you didn’t even know you had.
It isn’t effective to spend money on the best creams on the market if you don’t have a daily cleaning routine twice a day: when you wake up and when you go to bed. At night, the basic rule is to always remove your makeup. ALWAYS!
Ideally, first take off excess makeup with a non-aggressive product, like micellar water (there are several brands in all pharmacies). Then, if you wear eye makeup, you may need an oil-based product to effectively remove mascara, which is important for not clogging eyelash pores.
From here, you could move directly to the toner, but we recommend you to rinse your face with warm water for one or two minutes, or use some product: a neutral soap or cleansing foam. Now you have a fresh, mission-completed feeling before moving on to toner. Then you must put on a night cream and eye cream and…voilà. Off to bed.
I don’t believe in excuses for not going to bed with clean skin: not the rugged routine or your partner telling you that you’re taking too long to come to bed. Please. This process takes barely 15 minutes.
There are “three-in-one” options to remove makeup, clean the dirt accumulated during the day, and tone. It’s a question of how to invest your time.
Maybe we should have started the other way around. Night cleaning is certainly the most well-known. Many people think that in the morning the skin is clean because they’ve just spent all night in bed. Don’t be fooled!
At night, your sebaceous glands continue working by secreting everything left in the pores and other toxins. If you want your skin to absorb products like vitamin C serum and sunscreen, you must clean it. You can even just rinse with warm water and lightly massage the skin or use a cleaner specific to your skin type, but you cannot skip this step.
As far as products go, in addition to knowing which one is best for your skin type, you should also keep in mind that throughout the year, skin is affected by the change in seasons, and this should be reflected by changing your products. In the winter, with the dry air, strong wind, household heating, etc. you should choose gentler products.
If you do not have these basic care habits for cleaning your skin, we suggest you start now and try it for a few weeks. You’ll see a 180º change in your relationship with your skin and how your skin shines. Now tell us all about it!