Monday 25 May 2009

The Best Cleansing Skin Care Tips

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and you need to
take care of it. Below are the best cleansing skin care
tips to help you with the cleansing of your skin.

The most important cleansing skin care tip is to rinse
well! After washing your skin, make sure you thoroughly
rinse off all of the cleanser. If any is left on your
skin, it may continue to cleanse, which causes dryness and

DID YOU KNOW tap water alone will only remove around 65% of
the dirt and oil on your skin. That's why skin cleansers
were created. They work as agents to remove dirt, excess
natural skin oils, bacteria, cosmetics, and exfoliated
surface skin cells. To get the most out of your cleanser,
choose one that's appropriate for your skin type like oily,
dry, or normal.

Cleansing Skin Care Tip #1 - Sensitive Skin Cleanse with
gentle, milky, water-soluble lotions, and tepid water.
Avoid gels or soaps that contain drying alcohol,
preservatives, or strong-acting acids. Avoid exfoliating
scrubs or astringents, which can cause inflammation.

Cleansing Skin Care Tip #2 - Dry Skin Use a cleansing cream
that contains non-detergent and rinses off easily. Use
hard-milled cleansing bars and gentle face cleansers for
drier skin, or try a liquid cleanser with a cleansing sheet
that won't strip away essential oils on the skin. Stay
away from hot water - it makes your skin lose moisture.

Cleansing Skin Care Tip #3 - Oily Skin Use a gentle,
foaming facial wash to remove dirt and oil without
stripping away the fats that are needed to maintain
moisture. Oily skin types should avoid wax-based
cleansers, which can clog oil-prone pores.

Cleansing Skin Care Tip #4 - Combination Skin Use a foaming
facial wash in the mornings to keep oily areas clean. In
the evening, use a cream cleanser to soothe dry areas.
Indulge in a regular clay-based masque to help an oil-prone
nose, chin, and forehead area while a cream or gel masque
will moisture dry areas of the face.

Cleansing Skin Care Tip #5 - Normal Skin Experiment with
various liquid and soap gels to cleansing sheets. Choose a
mild cleanser or gel cleanser and rinse with tepid water.
Soap usually works well for the hands. Mild cleansers
should be used even if you have normal skin. Use it on
folds and genital areas.

Why is cleansing skin care important? The best cleansers
are non-irritating, safe for sensitive skin, and won't clog
pores or cause acne. Your skin's surface becomes clogged
with debris, sweat, air pollution, excess oil, and
bacteria. If you cleanse your skin with regular soap (they
are made from fats, oils, and salt) and your skin is
sensitive, the soap can plug hair follicles, leaving your
skin dry and flaky. As soaps can excessively degrease the
surface of the skin, it can also increase bacteria, leading
to cellular damage.

About the Author:

John Russell of IH Distribution, LLC brings you health,
anti-aging and skin care products from around the world.
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