The key to healthy skin is keeping it clean, along with drinking plenty of water and eating good foods. It's no wonder that when we eat certain foods our skin is prone to break outs, but you may be doing one final step after using a facial cleanser that could be adding to future break outs. And you don't even realize.
What is Facial Cleanser?
Facial cleansers are formulated to clean our skin, specifically the delicate skin area on your face. They help remove normal accumulation of dirt and oils, makeup, sunscreen, pollution, and dead skin cells. The goal of any good Facial Cleanser is to clean the skin without stripping the top layer.
A gentle cleanser is a great way to start and end your day to ensure that your skin is clean. Many gentle cleansers still have lots of nasty ingredients that can be tough on skin. Our Sensitive Facial Cleanser is formulated with no alcohol, no fragrance and no parabens and is gentle enough to cleanse with both morning and night. It gently foams, leaving you with soft, healthy-looking skin.
Can't I use Body Wash to cleanse my face?
You should use a Facial Cleanser when cleaning your face vs a body wash, because it's specially formulated for delicate facial tissue. But, if you have a body wash that is a hydrating skin cleanser, it may be suitable for your face.
We recommend looking at a formulated Facial Cleanser and finding the one that works best for your skin type. You will want something hydrating, that won't dry your skin out, and that's as organic as possible. Check out our Sensitive Facial Cleanser Here ---->
What about Soap and Water?
You should never just use soap and water when cleansing your face. Especially if you have hard water. What is hard water? It is water that has a high content of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium is known as hard water. It can affect your skin and hair over a period of time.
Since hard water contains minerals, it can leave a build-up of soap residue. This in turn clogs pores, through which the body releases its natural oils. Clogged pores can lead to acne or even eczema.
What you may be doing after cleansing your face that you shouldn't be doing.
Surprisingly enough, many still do this next step after cleansing their face, and they really shouldn't.They reach for the closest towel to dry off after cleaning.
Why you shouldn't reach for just any towel: Towels are a magnet for bacteria and when left sitting or hanging out in the bathroom even more so. You could have cleansed your face only to put more bacteria back on it by using the nearest drying method.
We recommend using a small cotton washcloth and gently pat drying your face, not rubbing, and to leave it a little moist so you can apply a moisturizer like our HA Serum. You can usually get these in a bundle, so you can wash them and reuse. Just pull one out when you go to cleanse your face, then toss it into the wash.
You could also air dry, which many agree if the best method after cleansing your face. Another method would be to use paper towels and gently pat dry, then toss the towel away.
However you choose to dry your face after using a Facial Cleanser we highly recommend looking into the last step, the drying step, and seeing if you are doing it in a way that's good for your skin.