5 Important facts to know before you begin skin-cleansing

Give your skin the best boost possible…

Cleansing – it should be the easiest part of your daily skin-care routine, right? You’ll be surprised how little information there is out there about an act that should (seemingly) be something we partake in without a second thought. It is important to know what we are doing when it comes to keeping our best asset clean and even more important that we are confident in the performance of the products we choose to use on our face as frequently as we do with a skin cleanser.

To make things a little easier for you, we’ve narrowed down 5 of the key details everyone must know – before investing in the right type of facial wash to best suit the individual skin care needs.

Fact 1 – Choosing the right facial cleanser

It is important to know your skin type so you can choose the right cleanser accordingly; cleansers are not a one-size-fits-all deal. Typically, oily and combination/oily skin types require a gel cleanser or foam-based cleanser whereas dry or combination/dry skin types need cream-based textures. Oily skin is prone to breakouts, so look for a cleanser that can fight blemishes before they begin.

The first step to combating excessive oiliness and the breakouts that so often accompany it is a good cleanser.

By removing excess sebum, you can steadily combat oiliness and reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts. But first, you need to find the right cleanser. For those with dry skin, it is advised to switch back to a Gel cleanser (from your usual creamy or foam-based formulas) in the warmer months, to help control oil and shine in the humid weather.

Fact 2 – Cleanse Twice a Day

The general rule of thumb for cleaning is twice a day, morning and night. Once a day may not be enough and anything more than twice a day is over-washing, which can strip the skin and potentially damage the protective moisture barrier. Makeup wearers especially need to cleanse at night to thoroughly remove makeup.

Perhaps you don’t see the need to do a morning cleanse since you already washed the night before—but an a.m. cleanse is just as important and here’s why: your skin is in repairing itself at night while you sleep and that process includes the skin secreting oils and toxins; it’s best to start your day off with a clean slate…literally! So wash your face both morning and night.

Fact 3 – Use Lukewarm or Tepid Water

Avoid using extreme temperatures of water when washing the face as it can be harsh on the skin and can potentially damage capillaries. Instead, opt for tepid or lukewarm water. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.

Fact 4 – Avoid Body Bar Soaps

Sure, bar soaps for the body can make you feel squeaky clean, but they are not (I repeat) not formulated for your face. They are meant for the body and if they are used on your facial skin, a block of bar soap can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it tight, dry, and dehydrated. The skin on the body is different from facial skin—thicker and more resilient and can, therefore, tolerate bar-soaps. Our facial skin, on the other hand, necessitates a gentler cleanser that is specifically formulated for the face.

Fact 5 – Use Circular Motions When Cleansing

It is best to massage the cleanser into your skin in circular motions as this action will help aid in properly removing makeup, dirt, oil, and impurities

Choosing the right cleanser for your skin type can be a little tricky to navigate, however – every beauty expert will tell you, it’s best to start with a gentle plant-based product that is not going to irritate even the most sensitive of skin-types. The Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash is the perfect product to introduce into your daily skincare regime as its natural blend of Cold Pressed Certified Organic Argan Oil, Aloe Vera, Natural Vitamin E and 14 other varieties of Essential Oils inspired by the Australian Hinterlands – will provide a calming and cleansing result and deliver revitalizing outcomes after every use.

When choosing your facial cleanser, make sure you are aware of other benefits it may or may not include.  The Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash  helps to remove make-up and impurities to promote a clean, fresh complexion and is free from nasty chemicals and toxins such as; Sulphates  – SLS, Parabens or harsh and skin-drying chemicals such as Alcohol. It is also 100% free from animal testing.