Cleansing: Why this Daily Ritual is a Gateway to Healthy Skin


Every day, we expose our skin to myriad impurities: dust, dirt, and makeup. Thus, removing those impurities by cleansing your skin is the first step to retaining and revitalising your skin's health. Cleansing reduces the damaging effects of these stressors and preps your skin for further steps. Read on to learn the benefits of cleansing.

Why Cleansing is Essential for Skin Health

Removes Build Up
Cleansing removes the surface build-up of impurities and keeps your pores clean. 

Balances skin pH
Daily cleansing helps manage the natural pH levels, giving your skin a clean, fresh, and glowing look.

Improves Product Absorption
Cleansers target pore-clogging debris through gentle removal, prepping your skin for maximum effectiveness and better absorption of serums, moisturisers, and other skincare products.

Smoothens Skin Texture
Cleansing prevents clogged pores that trap sweat, dead skin cells, sebum, and dirt, preventing uneven texture and acne formation. 

Things to Look for in a Cleanser

When choosing a cleanser, listen to your skin and avoid formulas that irritate your skin's protective barrier, and look for the following features: 

Antioxidants:  These work in tandem to protect and revitalise your skin, by neutralising skin-damaging free radicals and preventing premature ageing. 

Conditioning agents: These reduce the harshness of cleansers, thus retaining moisture and maintaining a healthy skin barrier.

Clinically Tested: Clinically and dermatologically tested products show that the product's claims are backed by studies. 

Ophthalmologically Tested: These cleansers won't cause irritation to the eye area and are also safe for use by contact lens wearers.

Common Myths Surrounding Cleansing

Many people believe that a cleanser is not effective unless it dries out the skin and leaves it squeaky clean. This is a common myth; a cleanser should retain your skin’s natural moisture while cleaning out impurities. People with all skin types should cleanse daily, ideally using lukewarm or cool water, and follow it up with a moisturiser and sunscreen. This simple routine ensures that the skin is regularly cleansed, hydrated and protected from exposure to pollutants and sun damage.

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