Product Spotlight: Cleansers
Why are cleansers so important?
Cleansers are essential for maintaining healthy skin as they remove dirt, oil, makeup, and other impurities that accumulate on the skin throughout the day. If left on the skin, these impurities can clog pores, leading to acne, inflammation, and other skin problems. Cleansing the skin allows the skin to breathe and absorb the benefits of other skincare products more effectively. Moreover, using a gentle and effective cleanser can help balance the skin's natural pH levels and maintain its moisture barrier, which is crucial for preventing dryness, irritation, and premature ageing.
What are the benefits of cleansing?
- Removes dirt and impurities, and unclogs pores
- Prevents breakouts
- Promotes skin renewal
- Enhances the effectiveness of other skincare products
How to get the most out of cleansers?
Choose a cleanser that's tailored to your skin type and use lukewarm water to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils. Use gentle circular motions to massage the cleanser into your skin, being careful not to be too rough or aggressive. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of the product and pat your face dry with a clean towel. Once dry, follow up with the rest of your skincare routine.
What to look for in cleansers?
1. Salicylic Acid
Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin, salicylic acid is a type of beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that can penetrate deep into pores to dissolve oil and unclog them.
2. Glycolic Acid
A type of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid helps to exfoliate and brighten the skin by dissolving dead skin cells and revealing newer, brighter ones.
3. Hyaluronic Acid
Great for dry or dehydrated skin, hyaluronic acid helps to boost skin hydration by attracting and retaining moisture.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, tea tree oil is a natural ingredient that can help to treat and prevent acne.