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Cleansing Face

Do you think cleansing your skin is an important step in your skin care routine or do you find it to be a tedious task? Surprisingly most people find cleansing the skin to be a very basic and all too often easily skipped part of their regimen. But, here’s the thing; thoroughly cleansing your skin before bed is actually a vital step and one that can make a profound difference in the appearance and health of your skin.

Your skin is the first line of defense against harmful particles and is bombarded throughout the day with dirt, debris, smoke, pollution, toxins, and if you wear makeup, makeup. All of these dangers collect on your skin and, although, you can’t see most of them they are nestling in your pores and can end up causing damage to your skin.

In order to thoroughly cleanse your skin and remove the vast number of particles from the surface of your skin as well as your pores you just might want to consider implementing the two minute, double cleansing routine. Hey, you take at least two minutes to brush your teeth and get them clean; you should be taking the same care with your skin.

Cleansing your skin twice at night helps get your skin clean, pure, fresh, and ready for your nighttime beauty lotions and potions.

Cleanse your skin with your favorite cleanser or oil for 1 minute to remove makeup and any surface dirt and debris and then gently rinse with warm water.

Then simply cleanse a second time with your favorite cleanser or cleansing exfoliator for 1 minute to deep clean the pores. The second cleansing really gets in there and purifies your skin. Rinse with warm water and/or wipe your face clean with a muslin cloth (great for a gentle exfoliation) and your skin is left beautifully clean.

Gently drying face after cleansing

If your skin is more on the dry side try using a cleansing oil for the first cleansing and a cream cleanser for the second cleanse (or you can use a cream cleanser for both cleansings.)

If your skin leans more towards oil you can still use a cleansing oil for the first cleanse but switch to a foaming or gel cleanser for the second cleanse (again you can just use the gel or foaming cleanser for both cleanses.)

You may resist taking the time to cleanse your skin twice, especially when that pillow is calling your name. But this implementing this deep cleanse will purge your pores and help your skin look and act healthier as well as help your other products work more effectively.

In the morning then you will just simply want to remove your skin care remnants from the previous night so your daytime treatments don’t have any barriers to contend with. A single cleansing or a rinse followed by a nice toner will do the job just fine.

Written by Victoria Girard
Victoria Girard helps women all over the world improve their skin with powerful tools such as red LED light therapy, natural skin care products, and tips on living a healthy lifestyle.