How many times a day should we really be washing our face? Twice a day as per what is says on the back of most facial cleansers? Or would one cleanse a day suffice?
It’s an age old beauty question that, up to this day, is still up for debate. In this post, we clear things up. Well… almost. You see, as it is with skincare, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. What works for Customer A might not necessarily work for Customer B, so we’ve done all the research to help you find which cleansing method is best for you.
Cleanse once a day if you…
If you have sensitive skin that is dry and prone to irritation, cleansing once a day might just be the ticket for you. This is because over-washing might do more harm than good for your skin by stripping away your skin’s natural oils. There are two important factors for you to note: the type of cleanser you use and when you actually do it. Typically, it is best to cleanse at night to remove the impurities of the day and to cleanse with a gentle yet potent cleanser like our Sensitive Skin Foaming Cleanser ($15).
Cleanse twice a day if you…
If you have combination and oily skin that is prone to acne and clogged pores, stick to the perennial favourite of cleansing twice a day. The oils build-up overnight necessitates a quick morning cleanse. This gives your skin a clean slate and prevents overly oily skin so makeup sits comfortably during the day. At the end of the day, a night cleanse with the Hydra Cleanser ($15) clears the impurities and oils from the day allowing your skin to truly absorb the goodness of your night treatment creams.
Identify the cleansing method that works best for your skin type. As it turns out, washing less can actually be better for your skin than the typical twice-a-day most people gravitate towards. Are you a once-a-day or twice-a-day type of gal?
Spring is here!
It’s your cue to switch things up with your beauty routine: this may mean changing your moisturizer, using a different cleanser and adding a stronger SPF into your regimen. With the change in temperatures, your skin will go through changes and react differently to certain products. This is why it’s so important for you to customize and update your skin care regimen accordingly. Here are three beauty products you should incorporate into your Spring beauty routine, to prep your skin for the warmer days:
1. An Effectively Light Moisturizer
Adding an effective moisturizer to your beauty arsenal is always a good idea, no matter the season. For spring however, a moisturizer that’s light-weight and made from a water-based non-oily formula is your best bet. The Sensitive Regenerative Moisturizer is perfect for Spring as it delivers a huge surge if vitality in order to help restore your skin to peak conditioning. It provides deep skin hydration and at the same time, it helps repair and protect your skin.
2. A Powerful Mattifying Lotion
The hotter seasons may affect those with hyperactive oil glands a lot more than usual. To combat this, you’ll need to introduce a mattifying lotion like our Matte Shine Free Skin Lotion, into your regimen. The lotion helps eliminate excess oils by targeting the problem at the molecular level so that you will have a clear and clean skin. It leaves behind matte and shine-free skin for hours so you won't have to deal with that heavy, sweaty and unpleasant feeling that's left behind by excess sweat and oil.
3. A Reliable Sunscreen
It goes without saying that any beauty routine is incomplete without SPF. For Spring, opt for a sunscreen that has slightly higher SPF. With the Sun Shield SPF 30 Cream, your skin will not have to go through unnecessary sun exposure and damage. Your skin will be able to have an even skin tone as well as a whiter and fairer color without any hindrances.
This transition is also a good time for you to do a bit of spring cleaning with your beauty shelf. It’s time to toss out the products that have expired (check your mascara!), get rid of products that did not work out for you and give your beauty tools a thorough clean.
How will you update your beauty routine for Spring?