Cleansing is the first, and one of the most important processes to achieving a clearer, younger looking skin. Cleansing the skin properly, using a good cleanser, for at least one minute on the face and neck area, will ensure all traces of make-up are removed, pores are cleaned thoroughly and daily pollution and impurities are removed from your skin, leaving it clean and fresh for the next step of your daily skin care routine.
A good cleansing wash such as the Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser is great to use for its glycolic and salicylic acid content, which can help to gently remove dry, dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, allowing the cleanser to get deeper into the pores to remove dirt and impurities more easily. Cleansers such as these start the exfoliating stage of your skin care routine early so that when you do incorporate a specific resurfacing product, it will be much more effective.
There are a variety of cleansers available depending on your skin type and preference. If you favour a wash and like the feeling of water on your skin, Melior Clinics recommends either the Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser or Obagi Foaming Gel. If you have drier skin and like a creamy cleanser to remove with sponges or a cleansing cloth, the Obagi Gentle Cleanser is recommended. Always read the instruction properly before using a new cleanser as they can be used on dry or wet skin.
Cleansing should be performed twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening and should always be followed with at the very least a good daily moisturiser with SPF. This will ensure that at the very least, the skin is clean and well moisturised and protected 24 hours a day.