Cleanse your face; a gesture that we do every day, which seems so simple, and yet...! Daily cleansing is necessary to have clear skin and a nice skin texture. However, you have to find the right balance, so as not to attack your skin with products that are too harsh. So, which facial cleanser to choose? How to properly clean your face? Veld's gives you its advice.
Cleansing your face is an art! The goal:eliminate impurities which have settled on the skin, as well as the toxins and sebum released naturally by the epidermis. All this while respecting the hydrolipidic film of the skin, this barrier which protects it against attacks, and which can prove to be very fragile. To clean your face , a few basic principles are to be mastered.
First, the skin should be cleansed daily , morning and evening. Cleansing your face in the morning eliminates sebum and toxins released during the night, waking up the skin to give it a little freshness. A light cleaning is enough. For the evening, a thorough cleaning is necessary:it is necessary to remove make-up, particles of pollution, dust and perspiration. So we start by removing make-up, then cleanse the skin carefully.
Then, always keep one word in mind:softness! Yes, you have to clean your face well, but the goal is not to strip the skin. We therefore choose gentle products and respectful of the hydrolipidic film, and we adopt a flexible gesture. Do not rub the skin, do not press too hard, and pat your face dry with a towel.
Finally, adapt the cleaning of your face to the needs of the day . If you've been staying home with no makeup on, maybe there's no need to bring out the heavy artillery. On the other hand, if you had a long day, with heavy makeup, it will take more time.
Now that we have seen the right things to do, one question remains:which facial cleanser to choose ? The answer is different for each person, but Veld's gives you some tips to help you make an informed choice.
This is the basis of all beauty advice, the products must be adapted to your skin type. If you have dry or reactive skin, you need a mild cleanser, preferably with greasy agents. We think in particular of milks and cleansing oils . For combination to oily skin, opt instead for a lightly exfoliating cleanser, with sebum-regulating agents. Be vigilant with the compositions and bet on gentle care:many face cleansers for oily skin are too aggressive and damage the skin, which responds by greasing more.
Many of us believe that soap keeps our skin clean. That's not wrong, however, soap is an aggressive cleanser. Indeed, the pH of soap-based cleansers is very far from the natural pH of the skin , which completely unbalances the hydrolipidic film, which needs a good day to get back on its feet.
So choose a soap-free cleanser , which cleans well, but respecting the natural composition of the skin. For example, you can use a cleansing oil. A care suitable for all skin types , which perfectly respects the hydrolipidic film, without compromising on effectiveness.
When it comes to face care, we all have different selection criteria:fragrance, effectiveness, practical format, texture, etc. The facial cleanser will accompany you every day, so you need a comfortable texture , with which you are perfectly comfortable. Milks, creams, and cleansing oils will be perfect for those who want gentle and pampering care . For those who want a more thorough cleaning, gel textures or micellar waters may be more suitable.
Any good cleansing begins with proper make-up removal. Start with the eyes. Soak your cotton pad with make-up remover and put it on your eyes. Wait a few seconds then wipe gently. The fragile skin around the eyes and your pretty eyelashes don't like rubbing , so you have to be gentle. Then, remove make-up from the rest of the face, directly with your fingers or with a cotton ball, depending on the make-up remover used.
Moisten your face, and take a dab of face cleanser in your hand. Place it in small dots on the forehead, chin, and cheeks. Spread and lather by making small circles on the skin, with your fingertips. Do not approach the eye area. If you have combination to oily skin, focus more on the T-zone of the face :forehead, nose, chin.
Rinsing your skin well is as important as cleaning it well. If facial cleanser residue remains, it can cause irritation. Rinse thoroughly with clear water. Prefer cold water, which tones the skin and tightens the pores . Hot water, on the other hand, dilates the pores, dehydrates the skin and can lead to redness. Do you have sensitive skin? Finish with a thermal water spray or floral water to remove limescale residue.