The last time we were talking about Beauty Basics, I put a great deal of emphasis on making sure that you understand what exactly you were working with, and exfoliating on a weekly basis. (Read it here: Part 2)
Scrutinizing the ingredients in products is just as important, and if you as yet still suffer from sporadic acne flares, sensitivity to certain products, and have no idea where they are coming from, be sure that you consult with your dermatologist, and figure out if you don’t maybe have an allergy to some of the ingredients that your using.
If you are not having an extreme reaction, and just really want clearer, softer, more supple, and milky skin, then this routine may just work for you.
Healthy Skin Step 2: Cleansing
To keep your face looking as youthful as possible, you need to properly care for your skin.
On a daily basis, your face is exposed to a number of external factors, such as pollution and harmful UV rays, which can cause premature aging, over dryness and skin irritation. Cleansing your skin is an integral part of remedying those factors.
When cleansing you skin, you are removing any make-up, impurities, dead skin cells, sweat, and sebum that have accumulated during the day, and for those with sensitive skin, sebum will accumulate even in the night time, and if you share your bed with a furry pet, you will probably have some pet hair and other scary stuff on your skin as well. Water alone will not successfully remove this.
What to look for in a facial cleanser
The drugstore is chock full of good, and not so good cleansers, but the key to knowing the difference between the two is knowing your own skin. There’s no need to spend $100 on a so called “high-end” product, however you should be avoiding bar soaps as they tend to dry out the skin.
According to Rona Berg, in her book, “Beauty,” a French cosmetics executive once told her, “Soap should only ever touch your skin from the neck down.” That means, to me, and many others like me, that a creamy or milky cleanser is way better than that awful cold pressed bar soap!
Bella Terra Cosmetics Milky Cleanser
In my research I have found very few companies that truly exemplify what it means to create products that work for people of all skin types, ages, and genders. Bella Terra Cosmetics is a favourite of mine, because of that ethos, so of-course I’m a little biased!
Bella Terra’s Milky Cleanser is not only designed to remove makeup on the surface of the skin, but the oil it contains is designed to seep deeply into pores to remove any residual dirt and debris, leaving the face clean and fresh. With water as the main ingredient, the skin is left completely hydrated without being oily. Their Milky Cleanser is good for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin and can also be used as a pre-shave, skin-soothing agent for men.
How to cleanse your skin well
- Dampen skin and gently apply cleanser to your face in a circular motion.
- Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Give this Milky Cleanser a go! It’s not $100, and there’s a special price that we pay when we order it online.
Some cleansing rules
- Be sure to always use a gentle circular motion and never force or scrub the skin of the face. Our facial skin is very delicate and can easily be damaged, later on developing discolorations if not treated gently.
- Rinse using warm, not hot water as it helps to open pores and flush them out, then you may want to follow with a splash of cold water to close the pores again.
I thank you for staying committed to your skin’s health, and I’m sure your skin thanks you too!
There are still a few more steps to the Beauty Basics rule book, so be on look out for those…
Good luck on your quest, and remember; The B word is for Beauty!
- Beauty Basics for Healthy Skin pt. 2 (thatbword.wordpress.com)
- Bella Terra Cosmetics Milky Cleanser Review (beautifulskintips.wordpress.com)
- My Must Have Skin Care Products (megclancy.wordpress.com)
- Skin Cleanse (mi420.blogspot.com)
- Clean your Face and get Rid of Acne (clearface13.wordpress.com)