Back to Basics: What You Need to Know About Facial Washing

faceIf there’s one thing that many of us overlook when it comes to skin care, it would have to be one of the basics — facial washing to be specific. How many times have you skip this skin care routine altogether because you’re tired. After all, you’re one of those genetically blessed with clear skin so why bother? Read on below to learn why the simple step of facial washing is crucial to maintaining clear, healthy, and naturally glowing skin.

By and large, facial washing does the following wonders:

  • Facial washing removes dirt buildup that water alone cannot achieve. If you do not stick to a facial washing routine, you will most likely end up with tons of dirt and grime in your skin. Apart from turning your skin into a breeding ground of bacteria which can later on lead to acne and similar skin care problems, this will also make it difficult for other skin care products (moisturizers, sunscreen) to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
  • Facial washing helps maintain pH balance in your skin — not too dry or not too oily. Dehydrated skin will appear wrinkled or aged while oily skin will only increase your risk of acne.
  • Facial washing helps maintain your pore size. Aside from being unattractive, too large pores can also result to oily and acne-prone skin.

Choosing the Right Cleanser for You

There are tons of facial cleansing products out there and we won’t be surprised at all if you find yourself confused which of those products will work for you. Generally, it all boils down to figuring out your specific skin type. Dry skin types should avoid cleansers with high alcohol content while those with extremely oily skin should go for cleansers with low pH levels. Individuals with sensitive skin should steer clear from cleansers with tons of additives.

Let us help you figure out your right skin type! Get in touch with us by calling 808-949-7568 or by filling out this contact form today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to your visit!