Skin Cleansing 101: The Basics of Washing Your Face
Washing your face sounds simple enough: Just wet your skin, rub on your favorite cleanser, rinse, and you’re done. Except that’s not the whole story. There’s no one-size-fits-all method for cleansing your skin. Instead, ensuring your skin stays clear, healthy and hydrated will depend on what kind of skin you have and how you treat it. In fact, you may need several steps to get your skin as clean as possible while also avoiding damage. Read on to learn more about the best way to cleanse your skin.
For starters, take off all of your makeup before you wash you face. Some cleansers say they remove makeup, but they still may not get every trace, especially for something heavier like concealer. Also, makeup tends to stick to certain areas, such as around the nose. If you haven’t removed your makeup, the cleanser may not penetrate as deeply into your skin as it should.
Some people wash their face too frequently, thinking more is better when it comes to controlling oil and preventing breakouts. However, overwashing your face can actually damage your skin by depleting it of moisture and stripping away its natural protective oils. You should definitely wash your face before bed, especially if you wear makeup during the day. If you have extremely oily skin, you might also need to wash in the morning; however, some people with very dry or sensitive skin need to wash just once a day — at night — to prevent irritating their skin.
Consider Your Skin Type
Don’t automatically reach for the strongest cleanser you can find, or pick one solely because you like the scent or because it’s one of the most popular on the market. When choosing a cleanser, always begin by considering your skin type. Someone with oily skin, for example, will need a stronger cleanser than someone who has dry or sensitive skin. If you have dry skin, you might want to skip anything with soap, as that can be drying, and instead opt for oil-based cleansers and those with added moisturizers.
At Beauty Universe, we offer several product lines that use all-natural ingredients and are designed to both cleanse and protect skin. Whether you need something gentle for sensitive skin, or something a little more powerful for oily or acne-prone skin, we have just what you need. Browse our entire inventory today to create a skincare regimen tailored to your needs and lifestyle.