Get the latest information and tips from Dr. Francine Gerstein on creating and maintaining a complete skin care regime to refine and rejuvenate yourself.
The first thing on personal skin care routine is Cleansing.
A facial cleanser essentially removes make-up, dead skin cells, dirt, oil and other pollutants from your skin, unclogging pores, and preventing skin conditions such as acne.
The three main ingredients of a cleanser are oil, water and surfactants. Oil and surfactants extract dirt and oil from your skin and then water flushes it out, thus making your skin clean. Facial cleansers remove dirt and sebum, but without disturbing the skin's natural moisture barrier. Cleansers are gentler than soap, which remove natural oils and dry the skin. You must choose a facial cleanser that suits your skin type. The facial cleanser should not leave your skin dry.
Using soap-free cleansers is highly important. Also, you should use tepid water for cleansing because hot and cold water, both, cause damage to your skin. Be aware that you do not over-cleanse your skin.