Face cleaning tips: how to clean it?
You should carefully cleanse your face twice every day:
- in the morning to rid your skin of excess sebum and sweat, allowing it to breathe and benefit from subsequent cosmetic treatments.
- in the evening to remove cosmetics, pollution, and grime that have accumulated on it during the day.
How to choose the cleanser face
First, you should use lukewarm water - never use water that’s too hot or too cold.
Second, you should avoid soap for the hands or body because they can aggravate the skin’s hydrolipidic film. A face cleanser, on the other hand, will be more likely to protect it and restore it if altered.
The choice of cleanser represents a critical step in skincare and should be made according to the needs of your skin type:
- If you have dry skin you are advised to use a cleanser with emollient and moisturizing active ingredients that will eliminate grime while being gentle on your skin.
- In cases of sensitive skin, we recommend a very gentle cleanser, free of surfactants and containing lenitive active ingredients.
- If your skin is oily or combination, you will need a cleanser that frees pores and rebalances the production of sebum without aggravating the skin.
Finally, avoid rubbing your skin. When you rinse your face, do so gently, from top to bottom. When you dry it, dab your skin with a soft towel.
Cleanser face: our solutions
As you may have guessed, face cleansers are not all the same. They are distinguished into two categories according to what they do: by contrast or by affinity. Cleansing by contrast involves removing grime through surfactants, molecules that absorb and separate grime and sebaceous lipids. Cleansers by contrast are generally more highly regarded because their surfactants produce foam, which is linked in the popular imagination to cleanliness. However, the truth is that more foam does not mean more cleanliness. At any event, if you use a foaming cleanser always carefully rinse your face to avoid residue of surfactants remaining on your skin that can irritate it.
Indeed, if surfactants are aggressive, they can affect the skin barrier’s lipids. If your skin is particularly sensitive or you suffer from a skin disease such as atopic dermatitis (in which the skin barrier has already been altered) this can exacerbate skin discomfort.
Cleansing by affinity- less widespread but gentler on the skin- is based on the concept of “like dissolves like”. In this case it is a lipidic molecule (and therefore oily) that absorbs substances like itself such as sebum and grim, dissolves them, and separates them from the skin.
Cleansers by affinity are more recommended for sensitive or very dry skin, for children and the elderly, and for all cases in which the skin barrier is damaged, as in cases of dermatitis or psoriasis.
Learn about our Ceramol cleansers. They’re formulated without aggressive surfactants, fragrances, or preservatives that can provoke an allergic reaction- ideal for daily skin cleansing.
The above information is not medical advice. It is given purely as an indication and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice.