One of the biggest skincare mistakes that people make is not correctly cleansing their skin. A glowing complexion starts with regular and effective cleansing, but so many people either skip this step or fail to do it right. If you do not thoroughly clean your skin not only are you increasing your risk of blemishes, breakouts and irritation, the rest of your skincare routine may not be as effective, if you’re not working with a blank canvas. Wondering how to cleanse skin properly? We’re here to help.
Cleansing skin goes beyond washing; it is about completely cleaning and prepping skin so that it is ready for the next step in your skincare regime. The first thing to do is to ditch your ‘fast beauty’ cleansing cheats, like face wipes or water cleansers. These can be a good on-the-go swap, or as the first step in a more thorough cleanse, but they will not do the job properly if used alone. If you’re using a face wash or foaming cleanser, or washing off a treatment cleanser, use warm rather than hot water, as this will be gentler on your complexion and prevent drying out your skin. And be mindful of your skin type when choosing your perfect match; sensitive skin will suit a mild gel or wash over a heavy oil-based product or too much scrubbing with a muslin cloth. Finally, invest in a high quality cleanser that will not only remove every trace of dirt, makeup and other debris but will nourish and protect skin, too. Here are two of our best cleansers currently available on Pure Skin Boutique.
This is an inclusive 4-step daily skin preparation kit, which provides gentle and intense cleansing to achieve a fresh complexion, whilst restoring our skin’s balance, pH and our all-important acid mantle. A well-cleansed skin can perfectly absorb the active ingredients that follow. For optimum results, follow this phase with the perfect synergy of the ProMicrobiome Cream which completes the ideal defence shield.
Harnesses extracts of Cystoceira algae and sea mayweed, this cleanser combats free radicals and calms the skin, while also removing all the dirt, makeup and debris from the day. An ideal antidote against dehydration, stress and general fatigue, this cleanser leaves the skin thoroughly cleansed, comfortable and less sensitive. Use daily to remove impurities and makeup while moisturising and soothing the skin.
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