Cleansing, Your First Step to Skin Health

by | 7 June 2019

Don’t overlook cleansing! So many people think it’s not particularly important as you wipe it on to wash it off, however, cleansing sets the pH of your skin. Washing your skin alone with just water is not enough as the build-up of daily grime, makeup, excess sebum and skin cells that have not yet desquamated need to be addressed.

Our skin’s acid mantle and its microbiome depend on a very delicate balance of pH to ensure that it’s functioning at optimal health and protecting your skin from outside irritants. Using a cleanser with an incorrect pH will result in redness and possible inflammation/irritation.

You are really shortchanging yourself if you skimp on your cleanser. We see remarkable results, even from a change as simple as a swap to a cleanser that is correct for the skin type. The right cleanser will give you a thorough cleanse, whilst still looking after your skin’s unique condition & needs, as well as its oil & water balance. A practising Corneotherapist will be able to help you navigate the cleansers available or even create a Bespoke Cleanser for you, eliminating any guesswork or misdiagnosis. If you haven’t had a skin analysis recently, now is the perfect time to ensure your skincare regime still suits your skin’s needs, before you purchase a repeat prescription. Your skin is constantly evolving, so your skincare routine needs to keep up! Even something as simple as changes in the season can call for some skincare tweaks.

There is a lot of talk about single cleanse versus double cleanse. My advice on this is to make the call each time you cleanse. How dirty is your skin and has the first cleanse taken away the daily grime, makeup, and redundant skin cells? One of the best ways to know is to use our new Essential Cleansing Cloth with your dermaviduals cleanser. After you wipe your face, you’ll soon see on the cloth if you need to cleanse again!

If you haven’t booked in your winter skin analysis, contact your favourite dermaviduals clinic today. Not sure where your closest clinic is? Find out here.