National Cleanse Your Skin Week, (August 1st-7th) is celebrated to bring more awareness to the importance of cleansing your skin. Although cleansing our skin is essential to optimal skin health all year-round, it’s even more crucial to cleanse in the hottest, muggiest part of the summer. To help you celebrate one of our favorite weeks of the year, we’ve compiled some of our beloved skin cleansing tips. Whether you have multiple cleansing steps in your routine, or you’re not sure where to begin, read on for some ways to level up your cleansing game to reveal your best, glowiest skin ever.
Benefits of Cleansing
- Removes dirt, oil, and grime that can clog pores
- Prevents breakouts
- Keeps skin looking clear and even-toned
- Encourages cell turnover
- Prevents premature aging
- Allows better penetration of serums, moisturizers, and other products
- Ritual cleansing triggers the brain to wake up or get ready for a good night’s sleep
Source Vitál’s Top Cleansing Tips
Choose the Right Cleanser for Your Skin
Although it may be tempting to grab the cleanser that’s most convenient, deciding on the right cleanser for your skin type will be more beneficial for your routine. Unsure of your skin type? You can read more about discovering your skin type here.
For oily or acne-prone skin, seek out a gel cleanser, with balancing and soothing properties, such as our Lemon Gel Cleanser. For dry or sensitive types, creamy formulas without any acids, clays, or exfoliating beads are a great option, such as our Lavender Facial Cleanser.
If rinsing your face with water dries your skin out, you might opt for our Micellar Cleansing Water instead of a cleanser. Not sure where to start? Give our Algae Deep Cleanse a try. The invigorating formula offers a refreshing way to cleanse while mildly exfoliating.
Embrace A Double Cleanse
One of our favorite ways to add a boost to your skincare routine is through double cleansing. Double cleansing is a method that cleans the skin deep down, clearing pores and removing debris. This goes beyond your daily face wash. Think of it like a mini facial, without a trip to the spa. It’s also exactly what it sounds like, utilizing two different cleansers to achieve a deep clean.
One of the biggest advantages of incorporating the double cleansing method into your skincare routine is that it can increase the effectiveness of the products you apply afterward. By truly clearing your pores, this helps the toners, serums, treatments, and moisturizers penetrate your skin to deliver on their benefits.
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When rinsing, opt for lukewarm water to remove cleanser residue, rather than hot water. Switching to a cooler water temperature may lead to less dryness, redness, or sensitive skin.
Ditch the scratchy bathroom towel and opt for a softer, cleaner, option, to pat your skin dry. Switch your towel out frequently, as dirty towels can lead to irritation or acne outbreaks, especially for those with acne-prone skin! Patting, rather than rubbing is much more gentle on the skin, particularly those extra delicate areas, such as around the eye area.
What are your favorite ways to cleanse? Let us know in the comments!