Cleansing Your Skin: Why Less Is Sometimes More
If you have exceptionally oily skin or you’re prone to breakouts, your first impulse might be to grab the strongest facial cleanser you can find. You may think that will help you control oil or prevent acne, but in reality it might make your problems worse. The skin on your face is more delicate than it looks, and requires a gentle touch. Read on to learn more about why you should pamper your facial skin, and how to cleanse it the right way.
To start with, the right cleanser is crucial. You don’t necessarily need the strongest cleanser, though many people automatically turn to formulas loaded with ingredients designed to treat and prevent pimples or control oil. However, unless you have severe acne or you have trouble controlling oil, these formulas may be too extreme for your skin. For example, if you only have the occasional pimple, you’ll likely fare better by simply spot-treating blemishes when they appear, instead of subjecting your skin to harsh chemicals on a daily basis. Plus, if you have dry or sensitive skin, you need cleansers designed just for that purpose.
Exfoliation is also an important skin cleansing step, but you can go overboard and irritate your skin, especially if you use scrubs. There are several scrubs designed to exfoliate effectively but gently, but some are too grainy and can make skin sore. You don’t necessarily need a scrub to exfoliate your skin, and may be able to simply use an effective penetrating cleanser. One tot try: DuBarry Penetrating Cleanser, which is designed for oily and combination skin, and moisturizes skin without making it greasy.
Also, avoid alcohol in your skincare products. Some toners, which are used after cleansing use alcohol, and while a toner can refresh your skin and make it look smoother and younger, those with alcohol or astringents can be irritate your skin and cause damage. Instead, opt for for water-based toners that contain antioxidants or other ingredients that repair and protect skin.
At Beauty Universe, we carry cleansers designed for all skin types, and our products are all-natural so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin. Browse our entire inventory of skincare products today, and find the formula that best suits your skin and cleanses it thoroughly without being harsh on it.