Throughout the day, your skin attracts pollutants, sheds dry skin cells and produces pore-clogging oil. Regular cleansing is integral to remove the dirt, debris and sweat to maintain healthy and balanced skin. Here, we'll break down why using a gentle, exfoliating face wash twice a day is important in maintaining healthy balanced skin, and debunk some common misconceptions along the way.
Myth: The skin on your face and body is the same.
You can’t compare apples to oranges, even though they’re both fruits. Facial skin is thinner and more sensitive than the skin of your body. Because of this, it's more susceptible to wrinkling and dehydration than anywhere else. (Fact: Under-eye skin is the thinnest skin on the body). As a result, your face requires products that are gentle and non-stripping. Regularly cleansing your face helps you maintain the right PH levels and allows your skin to retain the optimal amount of moisture. Bonus points if you use a hydrating face wash. After washing your face, you should follow-up with a light face moisturizer.
P.S. Did you know there’s a difference between moisturization and hydration?
Myth: I can use the same product to wash my body and face.
Washing your face = good. Washing your face with something not intended for your face = bad. One study found that 54% of consumers have used hand or dish soap to wash their face. These products can be extremely harsh on your skin, stripping away necessary oils and causing irritation. A gentle face wash that is actually intended for your face will treat you much better.
Myth: The more frequent you wash your face, the better your skin.
Twice is nice. If you over-wash, or use harsh scrubs, you can actually strip and irritate skin. When skin is stripped, it sends a signal to the sebaceous glands to go into overdrive and produce more oil to compensate. A good game plan for washing your face is twice per day. Once in the morning to get you ready for the day, and once at night to undo everything said day has thrown at you. We’ve formulated our face wash for sensitive skin, too, if you find that twice a day is too much, you can drop it down to one.
With our mild exfoliating Face Wash in-hand. You’ll be on your way in no time to unclog those pores, and to cleanse and smooth your skin.