Our blog series this month is 7 Ways to Love Your Skin! Every post (new post every Tuesday & Thursday) will feature 1 way to love your skin with tips & tricks, suggestions & recommendations on how to do it! The list is in no particular order of importance; each of these is important for healthy skin!
What’s the first way to love your skin? Keep it Clean!
This seems like an obvious one – we all know that we need to wash our skin and we all (hopefully!) cleanse daily – but there are just a few best practices to try & incorporated into your current routine!
Remember to always…
*Start with clean hands. This can help you avoid spreading any dirt or oils that may be on your hands to other areas. This is more important with face than with body, in general.
*Use gentle, circular motions or a facial cleansing brush when washing your face. This has a few benefits including: thorough cleansing, stimulating the skin cells for healthy circulation, less pulling & tugging of the skin.
*Take off makeup before exercising or going to bed. Makeup traps skin oils, dead skin cells, and other skin buildup that accumulates during the day inside your pores, which can lead to breakouts and dull-looking skin.
*Cleanse as soon as possible after working out or sweating heavily. It does not take long for sweat to cause bacteria & other undesirables to clog up your skin. If you aren’t able to actually wash up right afterwards, keep a facial cleansing wipe (such as our Bella Derma GlySal pads) in your car or gym bag for a quick cleanse until you have the opportunity to fully cleanse your face (or other breakout prone areas like the chest area).
*Exfoliate the skin. This is good for face & body! Dead skin cells accumulate and may not be completely removed with regular cleansing. For the face, try to get a cleanser with a gentle exfoliating ingredient, such as glycolic acid, for a daily exfoliation. For face & body, a more intense exfoliator, such as a salt or sugar scrub, can be used once a week to once a month for a more thorough cleansing. If you have sensitive skin, ask your dermatologist for suggestions to avoid aggravating the skin.