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how to: WASH YOUR FACE LIKE A DERMATOLOGIST

IF YOU THINK THE MORE YOU CLEANSE YOUR FACE, THE BETTER, READ ON…
it’s actually the complete opposite!


If your cleansing philosophy is ‘more cleaning is better’, you’ll be quite surprised by the results you’ll get with less face washing + these insider tips:

Cleansing isn’t a full time job People worry that their skin problem – large pores, blemishes, sun spots, muddy complexions – have something to do with your hygiene. Usually, they’re not. Washing twice a day is more than enough. And FYI: Cleansing should not hurt, should not make you raw and red, and it should not leave marks on your skin.

Leave stripping to the exotic dancers Smooth on a mild, creamy cleanser that maintains the normal pH balance of your skin and protects it from pollutants in the environment.

Cover lots of territory Smooth the cleanser all over your face – including along the hairline and over eyebrows. Otherwise dandruff and oiliness can develop.

Scrubs are for floors not faces Dead skin cells need very little help shredding. And when you scrub the skin you shear the cells off before they’re ready, which can cause blood vessels to surface, protective oils to be stripped, and a reddening and chapping of the skin. To accelerate natural shredding process safely, apply a mild fruit-acid peel (look for alpha hydroxy and glycolic acid on the label). You can also gently exfoliate every week using very smooth crystals or the velvet side of a washcloth.

Cool off Rinse cleanser off with tepid – not blood-vessel-popping water hot – water. {You don’t need to bother with that supposed pore closing splash of freezing cold water unless you need to wake myself up.} All a cold rinse will do is temporarily cause pores to constrict. A rinse with cool- not frigid – water is sufficient.

Moisturise when moist The point of that cream or lotion you bought is to seal in a layer of water on the skin’s surface. Give your moisturiser some help by applying it soon after rinsing, while skin is still damp. If your skin feels dry soon after, you don’t necessarily need to change to a heavier moisturiser, as it can clog pores. Many times, it’s simply a matter of applying more of a thin lotion, or smoothing on a second layer once the moisturiser has been absorbed.

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