Maintain a healthy skin with these proper care and maintenance techniques

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   September 22, 2015

Just like any other body part, your skin needs proper care and maintenance to ensure its perfect health. It is important to offer tender loving care to it by following an effective cleansing, toning and moisturizing (CTM) routine every day. So, here go the steps to cleanse skin at home that make your daily face clean-up a fruitful activity:

1. Wash

While ensuring that you sleep after removing your makeup at night, you need to start your day with splashing water on your face. Remember, it should neither be too cold nor too hot. It will not only wash away your sleepiness, but will also make your eyes and skin perk up! When washing your face, make use of a gentle cleanser that’s not too harsh on the skin, as this can help prevent infections. The common ingredients available in good cleansers include ammonium laureth sulphate, sodium lauryl sulphate, oleic acid, etc. It is important to remember that high pH solutions can increase swelling in the stratum corneum, which may be damaging to the skin. [1]

2. Exfoliate

Make your skin look alive with gentle exfoliation which is the best way to cleanse the skin! Use high quality exfoliation products or home-based exfoliation remedies to gently scrub your face, while using your fingers gently on the skin in a circular motion. Be very gentle when exfoliating close to sensitive areas like your eyes as the skin around this area is quite thin. Exfoliation is scientifically corroborated as the process dislodges build-up in the clogged pores. Exfoliators and detoxifying agents available in the market come with ingredients like lactic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid, malic acid, and more. [2]

3. Pat Dry Your Face

After washing and exfoliating your face, pat dry your face. First thing, it may be rough on your skin. If you are using a towel, use a clean towel with soft fibers, although patting your skin gently is the best idea!

4. Get a Facial Every Once in a While

Once in a while, go for a proper facial as it will help remove deep-seated dirt clogging your pores. Facials may not be a part of cleansing in daily routine, but they provide deep cleansing that can liven up your skin, giving it a radiant and shiny look. You can consult your aesthetician who can suggest the best facial option based on your skin type. After a nice facial, you will find that dead cells of your skin are no longer there.

5. Moisturise Properly

The last and the most critical step of the entire cleansing routine is to moisturise your skin. For this purpose, use a high quality, gentle moisturiser. Many people have dry skin, and for them, following a proper moisturising routine is very important as they may have to face the challenge of impaired stratum corneum skin protection processes. Thus, moisturisers in which the natural moisturising factor is carefully balanced must be chosen. [3]

Last but not the least, make sure you are getting enough sleep. If you are not sleeping well, the impact will be clearly visible on your skin, which will look tired and dull. Following the above routine for face cleansing at home in a systematic manner will surely help you get glowing skin!

References:

[1]. Cleansing without compromise: the impact of cleansers on the skin barrier and the technology of mild cleansing. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. Cleansing without compromise: the impact of cleansers on the skin barrier and the technology of mild cleansing. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14728695. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[2]. Detox Diets & Cleansing: Facts & Fallacies. 2015. Detox Diets & Cleansing: Facts & Fallacies. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.livescience.com/34845-detox-cleansing-facts-fallacies.html. [Accessed 15 September 2015].

[3]. Understanding natural moisturizing mechanisms: implications for moisturizer technology. - PubMed - NCBI . 2015. Understanding natural moisturizing mechanisms: implications for moisturizer technology. - PubMed - NCBI . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19702109. [Accessed 15 September 2015].


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Alla

Great common sense here. wish i'd thuoght of that.

reply   25 October, 2016
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