With spring approaching, it is time to begin cleaning! As you go about dusting your home and purging your stuff, don’t forget to kickstart spring cleaning for your skin too! The harsh winter weather strips your skin of it’s natural oils and leaves it looking dull. So it needs an extra boost to have it’s luminous look restored.
These tips will enable you to make the most of your cleansing routine this season.
Find a cleanser best suited to your skin:
With shelves of cleansing products in the form of creams, wipes, and gels to choose from, selecting one isn’t easy. Different formulas work for each skin type and using the right one for your skin is important. So, you should identify your skin type, if you haven’t done so already. Foaming cleansers are good for oily skin while dry skin requires a soothing and moisturizing cleanser. Combination skin benefits from mildly foaming or gel cleansers while fragrance-free cleansers containing glycerin are good for sensitive skin.
Pay attention to the ingredients:
Skincare products can contain a host of unfriendly synthetic ingredients. Parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances,, all make this list. Take time to read the product labels and zero in on a cleanser that uses natural ingredients to do the job. This way, you do not harm yourself, or the environment.
Skip the extra-special ingredients:
Anti-aging ingredients such as retinoids or peptides aren’t always necessary in a cleanser since it stays on the skin for a very short time during cleansing. Age-preventative ingredients are more effective in moisturizers that are worn throughout the day. Focus instead, on the cleansing abilities of the product.
Clean from end to end:
Ensure that you cleanse from your hairline to your neck.
Apply the cleanser and massage it into your skin using upward circular strokes; to maximize blood circulation and prevent skin from sagging.
Cleanse slowly and effectively:
Don’t speed through the process. Take your time to make sure the cleanser works itits way into your skin and unclogs pores. Massage the cleanser into your face for at least three minutes to effectively remove grime. Pay extra attention to the forehead, chin, and nose which are more prone to build-up.
Use water at the right temperature:
Warm water opens up your pores. Never use hot water as it can dry the skin and cause broken capillaries. End your cleansing routine with a splash of cold water. Do not rub your skin dry. Instead, pat the excess water off gently.
Cleanse no more than twice a day:
No matter what your skin type, do not overdo cleansing. Do it once in the morning to remove the dead surface cells (formed while you were sleeping). Cleanse again at night to remove makeup and dirt that accumulates during the day. If you use heavy makeup, find a cleanser that can effectively get it all off.