Skincare Tips You Wish You Knew Sooner
How to incorporate them now for healthy, hydrated skin
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
August 3, 2020
With summer in full swing, our skin is experiencing a lot, from dryness resulting from prolonged sun exposure or sweat and oil buildup from time spent in the heat and wearing masks, making cleansing as part of a regular skincare routine essential. A healthy skincare regimen is always important, but it’s never too late to get started. A new survey helps us better understand skincare misconceptions and debunk them to simplify cleansing.
Your face should feel “squeaky-clean” after cleansing it
One of the top misconceptions we hear is the belief that your skin should feel tight or “squeaky-clean” after cleansing. In fact, according to a survey conducted by CeraVe, 49 percent of people thought this tightness was an indication of a better clean, but it actually means that your cleanser is too harsh for your skin type and is causing dryness by removing too many natural oils. A cleanser should remove dirt, oil and residue, but leave behind skin’s natural moisture for a healthy, balanced clean.
Cleansers are interchangeable
That same survey found that more than half of consumers don’t consider a product’s ingredients when selecting a cleanser. It’s important to find a cleanser formulated for your skin type to achieve an optimal cleanse and maintain your skin’s moisture balance. A key factor in finding this balance is the ingredients that make up the cleanser. It’s important to start by knowing your skin type so you can choose a cleanser formulated for your skin. Your skin might be dry, oily, acne-prone, sensitive or a combination, so find a cleanser that is best for you. For normal to dry and even sensitive skin types, a non-foaming cleanser like CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a great choice for this. The formula is developed with dermatologists and helps to remove dirt, makeup and other buildup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture, so its gentle, yet effective. More so, it contains three essential ceramides to restore the skin’s natural barrier and hyaluronic acid to attract hydration to the skin’s surface, so it helps your skin maintain a healthy moisture balance, for a healthy and hydrated post-wash feeling.
You only need to wash your face and moisturize once a day
Regardless of skin type, everyone should moisturize after cleansing to help replenish natural oils in the skin. Similar to your cleanser, I recommend finding a daily moisturizer with ceramides and hyaluronic acid to help restore the skin barrier.
You only need to wear SPF when in the sun
And finally, wear sunscreen every day! Sun damage from UVA rays can prematurely age the skin by causing wrinkles and discoloration, so while you cannot turn back time, you can help slow it down with daily sunscreen use.
Go to CeraVe.com to help find the best cleanser for your skin type.