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How often should you be washing your face? Once a day? twice a day? More?
While the jury is still out on how often to cleanse (every a.m. and p.m. or just once at night), all derms agree that over-washing can lead to irritation and a lack of moisture. According to Marie Claire, rule is to use common sense: Always wash your face after a workout to prevent breakouts, and wash excessively oily skin morning and night. For very dry or sensitive skin, stick to cleansing once daily in the evening.
Sorry, folks, but you can’t skip rituals like massaging your face to increase circulation or splashing with cold water to “close” your pores. Pores don’t open and close. In fact, extreme hot or cold can exacerbate problems like rosacea and redness. That said, mild steam can help soften hardened oil in pores, so it’s never a bad idea to cleanse in the shower. And while it feels nice, massage doesn’t do much. Exercise is what boosts your circulation.
No matter what kind of skin you have, make sure the ingredients list doesn’t contain fragrance, which can be irritating; parabens (potentially toxic preservatives); or harsh soap (it’s drying). “If a cleanser fits that bill, the formula itself [cream, lotion, foaming, etc.] is more a matter of personal preference. Of course, people with dry skin may prefer formulas with added moisturizers, like glycerin or shea butter. And “if you have oily skin, you might want a foaming wash that leaves skin feeling super clean,” says Day. The American Academy of Dermatology also recommends avoiding alcohol in cleansers that can be abrasive to skn.
Carita Ideal Hydratation Gelee des Lagons – Lagoon Gelee is a hydro-energising care lagoon gelée thoroughly cleanses the face, even the eye and lip areas. Sprinkled with moisturising and energising micro-beads, this unctuous, deliciously fresh gel leaves the skin supple, toned and the complexion glowing. Apply with the fingers or on moist cotton pads, then remove the excess with a eau des lagons on moist cotton pads.