Cleansing. Why is it important and why should you do it? Essentially, cleansing is preparing the skin for the application of further products – helping to remove environmental pollution, oil and residue from the skin.
Not only will cleansing help remove make-up and residue, it will also help remove the build-up of dry skin cells. It’s these dry skin cells that form a barrier against the absorption of serums and moisturisers. Along with exfoliation, regular cleansing will ensure the skin is prepped and clean – resulting in a more healthy complexion.
With each skin type needing a different type of care, take a look below to discover the most effective routine and products for your skin type.
How often should I exfoliate?
Dry skin should be exfoliated 3-4 times a week, as the dead skin cells are more visible. Exfoliation also gently stimulates the production of oil on the skin so it is essential that dryer skin is exfoliated more regularly. This will help the skin to produce more oil – revealing dryness naturally.
Top Tip: Cleansers & balms that are oil based are the perfect texture for drier skin types!
The perfect steps for dry skin:
- Begin by cleansing the skin with a milky cleanser or an oily balm to remove any makeup or dirt from the skin.
- Once you’ve cleansed the skin, continue your routine by using an exfoliant that contains a mechanical element such as hardened, encapsulated oil or plant seeds.
- Complete by using a hydrating toner. This will help to balance the PH of your skin before you apply your moisturiser.