Cleaning your face should be an integral part of your skin care routine. Cleansing helps remove excess oil, makeup, sweat, dirt and dead skin cells from your skin. It refreshes your skin and gives your complexion a chance to breathe. Regular skin cleansing is truly critical to maintaining healthy skin.
Every day we put a lot of effort in looking our best; we put on our best clothes, paint ourselves with make-up and get ready to face the world. However, we often rush through the most important step of our beauty routine- cleansing.
Our faces go through a lot on a daily basis. From make-up to skin care products to even pollution, they are usually covered in layers and layers of products and dirt. A splash of water or a quick swipe of a face wipe is not really going to help. One should take their time in cleansing their face thoroughly.
Why should one cleanse their face thoroughly?
- Cleansing helps maintain a clear skin
Cleansing will wash off all the sebum on your skin. This sebum could create a blockage in your skin follicles, allowing the bacteria to penetrate through your skin. This would lead to inflammation, acne, dull or uneven complexion, and enlarged pores. A good, skin compatible cleanser prepares your skin for the steps to follow in your skincare routine
- Hydrate your skin
Cleansing regularly also helps your skin retain its moisture levels by improving your skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). Basically, NMF plays a very important role in keeping your skin soft and supple. What happens is, amino acids, proteins, and lipids come together to seal water in your skin and keep the free radicals out. This helps maintain firmness and gives your skin a younger and refreshed appearance. When you cleanse, your skin’s pH level is also balanced which enables the skin to better soak in water and other products.
- Reverse the clock of aging
Pollution and environmental toxins can accelerate one’s aging process as UV rays, blue light, and pollution, all are known to cause oxidative damage to your skin. This breaks down collagen and damages the barrier function of your skin. However, cleansing your face regularly and thoroughly can help slow this process as it gets rid of all the dirt and grime settled on your face. Not only that, it can also help fight ageing, including wrinkles, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and dullness, as it provides a clean base that helps other products penetrate your skin better. Also, the right cleanser will provide ample hydration to your skin which in turn will revive the ceramides in your skin and improve its lipid structure. This will help seal moisture in your skin, thus leading to firmer and glowing skin.
- Increase product’s effectiveness
Without cleansing, your skin would be covered with a thick layer of dirt and grime which can make it difficult for the skin care products applied to penetrate the skin properly and function. Cleansing will help clear your pores which enhance the absorption of other products thereby preparing the skin for them.
What would happen if you stopped cleansing?
If you stopped cleansing your face, your pores would become clogged which would result in the development of serious acne. The skin might also experience severe redness, dryness and irritation from insufficient hydration. You might also develop an incredible itchiness and more serious skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis; to the point where you couldn’t stop yourself from scratching your face. This would lead to cracks in your skin which also serve as entry points for infection. Finally, your skin would generally appear dirty, oily, greasy and significantly aged. So, take cleansing seriously and if you’re confused about where to start, you could give the Rebeaut Dragon Fruit Infused Pulp Facewash a try!
It is loaded with the combination of Fruit enzyme AHA, 100% biodegradable activated bamboo charcoal beads and gentle plant-based cleansers that provide deep cleansing, pore de congestion & sebum reduction. This helps combat acne and brightens complexion.
Your Questions, Answered!
- What do cleansers do?
A cleanser’s job is to get rid of dirt, excess oil, sebum, bacteria and makeup from your skin.
- How often do I need to cleanse my face?
You should be cleansing your face twice a day, in the morning once your wake up and in the night before sleeping.
- How long can I leave the cleanser on my face?
You should not be leaving the cleanser on your face for more than 10-20 seconds or more than what it takes you to massage your entire face with the cleanser.
- Is a face cleanser different from a face wash?
No, they are both essentially the same, just with different names. They both serve the same purpose, which is to clean your face
- What is the ideal water temperature to wash my face with?
Opt for lukewarm water when you’re washing your face. Cold water will also do, but never hot water as that be very harsh to your skin.