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27 October 2021| by Silvija

Cleansing Tips – How to properly clean your skin


A skincare routine is equally important as any other part of your hygiene. That is why it is important to know what steps you should take, and not skip any, in order to keep your skin clean and healthy. In this article, we’ve covered the most important tips regarding face cleaning, what the best cleansers might be for certain types of skin, and what the most common misconceptions and mistakes are when it comes to cleansing.

How often you should cleanse your face

People often wonder how frequently they should cleanse in order not to underdo or overdo it. However, the answer doesn’t only lie in how often it is done, but how the job is done.
Experts agree that every person should regularly wash their face twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. If you can only make time for one wash a day, do it before you go to bed since it will wash up all the debris and oil that build up over the day along with the makeup.

How often you should cleanse if you have dry or sensitive skin

Cleansing twice a day might be too much for dry and sensitive skin types. If that is your case, cleanse properly in the evening using a gentle formula, such as iS Clinical Cleansing Complex, made gentle enough for hypersensitive skin. This cleansing complex cleanses the surface and pores of your skin without drying them and without depriving your skin of its essential natural oils.

You can also rinse your face in the morning only with water if your skin dries out easily (do not overuse cleansers as they can additionally dry your skin out). Oil-based cleansers or cleansers with thicker consistencies should also be considered by people with dry skin.

How often you should cleanse if you have acne-prone or oily skin

People with these types of skin usually tend to over-cleanse. Generally, there’s no need to wash your face more than twice a day. Doing this, in fact, can dry out your skin. People with acne might want to opt-in for cleansers such as Dermastir Tsunami Deep Cleanser, which does a great job in treating acne, as well as some other skin conditions such as Dermatitis, Rosacea, Impetigo, Psoriasis, Eczema, etc. Medicated cleansers and cleansers containing hydroxy acids should also be considered for removing excess oil from your skin.

Tips for cleansing

Cleansing is a part of your skincare routine. It may seem like it is one of the simplest, straightforward things, but cleansing takes time and attention. It is a common misconception that you should wash your face only after wearing makeup or when it looks dirty. The fact is, most people should wash their face twice a day, and no matter the skin type, a nighttime cleansing routine is very important. Here are some of the tips you can implement in your cleansing routine, to make your skin clean, refreshed, and calm.

Ditch the soap

While there are soaps specially formulated for the face, regular bar soaps can change the pH balance of the skin, making it prone to yeast and bacteria. People usually look for foam, but the foam from the bar soaps can actually strip your skin from natural oils and dry your skin. Instead, use cleansers, micellar water, or at the very least, regular water, to cleanse your skin without drying it.

Use lukewarm water

One of the biggest myths when it comes to cleansing is that hot water opens pores and cold water closes them. The actual truth is, that extreme water temperatures can cause skin irritation so it is best to stick to the middle option.

Use the recommended amount

Note that you should add an additional face cleanse only if you are sweating heavily or if you need to clean your face from dirt. Unnecessarily cleansing 3 or more times a day can be a bit excessive, especially in those with dry skin.

On the other hand, under cleansing can also work against your skin. If you are unsure about how much cleaner you should use, read the label to find the recommended amount. These products go through trials and tests to determine what is the most effective and the safest amount for general use.

Cleanse your jawline and neck as well

Don’t make the mistake of stopping at your chin when cleansing. Your jawline and neck are prone to dust and debris buildup and they need to be cleaned as well. Make it a mini-massage, rub your fingers upwards to encourage your skin to stay tight and lifted. Don’t go too harsh so you don’t damage or irritate your skin.

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Use other skincare products

Cleansing is only one part of your skincare routine. A standard morning routine should consist of washing and cleansing your face, followed by a moisturizer for skin hydration and sunscreen (if needed) for protection. At night, before going to sleep, cleanse your skin again and exfoliate 2-3 times a week to help boost your skin’s glow by getting rid of dead skin cells. You can, of course, add any number of serums and treatments, but always start with cleansing.

Pat dry with a soft towel

If you have a scratchy old towel, maybe it is time to get rid of it. Instead, use a clean, soft towel or a washcloth to dry your face. You also want to regularly change your drying towel. Dirty towels can cause irritation and acne outbreaks, especially in people whose skin is prone to acne. Pat your skin with a clean towel lightly and softly, and make sure you don’t leave any water dripping on your face since water evaporation can cause the skin to dry out.

Experiment with your cleansing routine

Educate yourself, ask others for advice, and/or simply experiment with different products and techniques to figure out what works best for you and your skin. People with oily skin might cleanse twice a day to keep acne away while some with dry skin might claim that plain water in the evening works just perfect for them.

All in all, cleansing is just one step in keeping your skin clean and healthy. The rest depends on different serums, moisturizers, exfoliators, face masks you use in your routine. Some other factors that might affect your skin are: what you eat, how much and how often you exercise, where you put your face, how much you sleep, etc.

Takeaway

It is best to wash your face twice a day but also listen to your skin. If it becomes red, irritated, overly dry, or oiled, try to switch up your routine. If you are unsure if you should use certain products or if they are suitable for your skin condition, book an appointment with your dermatologist. Professional advice is almost always a better option.

FAQ

How to cleanse your face?

Depending on your skin type and conditions, you can use water, micellar water or cleansers to cleanse your face. Use gentle, circular motions and massage your face for 1-2 minutes. Wash your face again and pat it with a clean, soft towel.

How often should you cleanse your skin?

Regular cleansing should be done twice a day – in the morning and before bed. If you sweat a lot during exercise, or get your skin dirty, you should cleanse as soon as possible. If you have dried skin, you might want to cleanse less often, since excessive washing can actually dry out your skin.

What are good cleansing products?

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex – This clear, lightweight cleansing gel is powerful, yet gentle enough for hypersensitive skin.

Dermastir Tsunami Deep Cleanser – Dermastir Tsunami provides a deep cleansing action with a gentle exfoliation. It can be used on all skin types and especially in case of rosacea, impetigo, dermatitis, rash, and even mild to moderate acne.

Dermastir Énergie Pellet Cleanser – Dermastir Pellet Cleanser has a concentrated and innovative formula that improves cell renewal and skin regeneration. When the granules come into contact with water, they create a soft foam that cleanses and exfoliates, leaving the skin smooth and bright.

Silvija Bihler
Praxismanagerin

With over 10 years’ experience in beauty and aesthetic, Silvija supports her family-owned business in daily operations. Customer’s experience, natural results, healthy and quality treatments were always her top priority. By supporting My Esthetic blog section, she shares all her experience, with every beauty enthusiastic and with ones who would like to be a part of the beauty world.

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