The most basic ritual to obtain a clear, smooth, and problem-free skin is to thoroughly clean it with appropriate facial products. Cleaning your face is extremely crucial to help you get rid off different factors that you may encounter every day, such as makeup and pollution. These two can be the worst enemies of your skin in case you do not follow a dedicated and proper cleansing routine. Such conditions arise because, by the end of the day, a lot of impurities might build up on your skin, making the skin prone to numerous infections.
Swear by the words that are always said – “but first, WASH YOUR FACE.”
It is a terror waking up with the last night’s mascara on. This makes it necessary to accomplish the task of washing your face an important one, even if you are completely exhausted or slightly tipsy. To follow the cleansing process, there are so many sophisticated and gentle cleansers that will prevent skin from stripping off. Using the right one will allow the moisturizing and anti-aging products to absorb more effectively.
Lets Us Have A Look At Why Facial Cleansing Is So Important For The Overall Skin Health:
Even though we increasingly use skincare products on our skin, people seem to leave out the rush job of the most basic and essential step of our beauty routine: cleansing. But clearly, just an old school splash and scrub won’t do the job. Taking out time to thoroughly wash your face will ensure visible improvements day after day, cleanse after cleanse.
Note the number of things that your skin is exposed to throughout the day. Your face inevitably comes across various external aggressors ranging from makeup and sweat to other particles in the environment. This is where facial cleansing plays an important role as it removes every last trace of excess oil, dirt, pollution, and unwanted skin cells from your face.
Cleansing is a primary step in all skincare routines and is beneficial in a number of ways. Without proper cleansing, there is a lot of accumulation at the surface of your skin and could potentially contribute to breakouts, dehydration, and ageing.
Maintaining A Clear Skin:
Do you know that the skin has a defensive mechanism to protect itself from environmental damage? There are tiny glands under the skin that produce oil called sebum to protect the skin from intruders. These glands use hair follicles within the skin as a pathway for the oil to reach the skin’s surface to form a barrier that prevents the penetration of bacteria or other harmful agents.
Even though sebum is beneficial to the skin, if it stays on the skin for long without being washed off, or if there is excessive oil on the surface, it can merge with any residing build-up on the skin. This will lead to enlarged pores and create a blockage of skin follicles, trapping sebum, and allowing bacteria to penetrate the skin. The final result leads to inflammation, acne, and a blotchy and lackluster complexion.
Proper skin cleansing clears pores of debris to prevent dirt buildup, allowing the sebum oil to reach the skin surface unhampered hence, decreasing the chances of any skin ailments.
We recommend you to use Aloe Vera Face Wash from Oriental Botanics’ premium range. It is a soap-free face wash suitable for all skin types. It gently removes all traces of impurities from the skin and helps unclog the pores without disrupting your skin’s natural oil and pH balance. This unique formula is created to combine skin cleansing with skincare so that your skin is nourished and rejuvenated at the end of the cleansing ritual. In addition to the other benefits, it also soothes the inflamed and irritated skin and when combined with appropriate skincare, it helps to restore your skin to its healthier state.
Assists In Boosting Hydration:
To help your skin maintain a proper level of hydration and nourishment, regular facial cleansing poses as an important factor. If you maintain the skin’s natural moisture through regular cleaning, the pH levels of the skin can be properly managed. Following a proper regime to clean the face will prevent dehydrated, rough, wrinkled, and aged skin. It will enable sufficient water and product retention.
Try Oriental Botanics’ Australian Tea Tree Face Wash. This face wash thoroughly cleanses the face leaving the skin hydrated and supple. Its skin cleaning properties are gentle and soothing and calm the irritated and inflamed skin. With the goodness of pure Australian tea tree oil, this face wash is created for everyday skin freshness. The mild exfoliating agent in it gently sloughs off the dead skin and brings out a naturally radiant skin. It has a skin-balancing effect that helps to restore the skin’s lipid balance and your skin feels hydrated and soft.
Removing Build Up:
Without cleansing, dirt and grime will settle on your face, triggering unwanted skin problems. Throughout the day the skin on your face is continually exposed to bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and old/dead skin cells. Daily facial cleansing removes these impurities to give the skin a fresh look. Without the process of washing, there are possibilities that your skin would be covered with a thick layer of dirt and grime, which makes it difficult for other products to penetrate the skin properly.
Your skin is ageing every day due to the regular exposure to pollution. Environmental toxins can greatly accelerate the ageing process. The very fundamental process of cleansing your skin is an outstanding way to get rid of all unwanted particles and to stimulate the internal processes that keep the skin young and glowing. Using the correct facial cleanser will allow you to fight against ageing, including wrinkles, lack of tone, pigmentation, and dullness.
Maximizing The Product’s Effectiveness:
Without cleansing, the skin would be covered with a thick layer of dirt and grunge, which can render it difficult for the active ingredients applied over it to penetrate the skin properly and thus function. Clearing out your pores by cleansing will prepare your skin for the absorption and retention of other skincare products. Therefore, your skin will be more receptive to treatments such as exfoliators, masks, serums, and moisturizers and hence, show maximum effectiveness.
Tips To Consider For Cleansing Your Face Appropriately:
To kick start your cleansing routine, it is essential to know how to properly cleanse your face to complete the skincare routine.
Check The Direction Of The Cleanser:
A pea-sized amount of your facial cleanser is enough to do the required cleansing. Take it in your hands and apply it on your forehead, cheeks and chin. With clean fingers, thoroughly massage the face wash into your skin in circular motions. Leave the cleanser on for a couple of minutes before removing it. This way you can gain all the benefits from its active ingredients and give your skin a deeper clean. Follow by rinsing thoroughly with tepid or cold water. Pat dry your face gently using a clean and soft towel or cloth. After cleansing, follow by applying the required treatment products, which meet your specific skin needs.
A refreshing toner should follow your cleansing routine. Try our Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Face Toner. It is a wonder product as it soothes, cools, refreshes, calms and rejuvenates the skin, and restores the skin to its clear, pH balanced, and healthy state.
Don’t Switch From Hot To Cold:
While cleansing, it is also important to check the temperature of the water. Hot water can strip your skin of essential oils and switching water from hot to cold will only put skin into shock. So, it is best to rinse with lukewarm or even cold water to respect your skin and the integrity of the active ingredients of the skincare products used. Also, it is known that cold water has a soothing and firming effect on the face.
Benefit The Skin By Double Cleansing:
It is surprising to know that women can optimize the healthy moisture in their skin by cleansing twice in a two-step process. This approach is known as double cleansing as it uses two facial cleansers to remove impurities while maintaining a healthy moisture balance for the skin.
The first cleanser should be micellar water. It will lift the impurities trapped in your pores to the surface. Try Oriental Botanics’ Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Micellar Water. It has a deep-cleansing action and helps to get the skin rid of heavy and greasy makeup, long-lasting foundation, waterproof mascara, and sunscreen without leaving behind product residues or stripping the skin of its natural oil.
After the first phase of cleansing, you should use the second cleanser – a face wash. The facial cleanser envelops the impurities with lather and, with a splash of water, rinses them away.
Cleansing is the one step that you should never skip. Face cleaning products will assist in the journey to achieving supple and blemish-free skin.
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