No one wakes up in the morning hoping their skin looks awful that day. We all want skin that not only looks good but feels good as well. It’s important to cleanse your skin properly all year long, but as the colder weather approaches and the temperatures are going to be even more harsh to your skin, now is as good a time as any to change up your cleansing routine for the better. The following are some ways to cleanse your skin like a professional and help increase the chances of it looking and feeling the way you prefer.
Keep Your Showers Short
Not only should you keep the temperature lukewarm, but it’s also best if you keep the showers short as well. We know, we know, there are few things better at the end of a long, hard day than a nice shower, but long showers can dry out your skin. Consider taking one for only around ten minutes.
Exfoliating has a lot of benefits such as helping to remove dead skin cells and smooth out your skin. While you should exfoliate every week, you don’t want to do it too often otherwise it could be more detrimental to your skin than beneficial. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to stick to exfoliating only once a week, but if you don’t have skin sensitivities, then two times may be best.
Set Your Water to the Right Temperature
As good as hot showers can feel, especially during the fall and winter, it’s doing a number on your skin. Using water that’s too hot could cause redness and irritation and could dry out your skin, so your best option is to keep it lukewarm not just while you’re showering but while you’re washing your face as well.
Choose the Right Products For Your Skin Type
One of the biggest mistakes many people make when they’re looking for products to cleanse their skin is that they only choose what looks interesting, what’s on sale, etc, rather than products that are likely to be the most compatible with their skin. For example, if you have oily skin, look for products that state they’re ideal for those who have oily skin, and if you have skin sensitivities, products on your radar should be those that say they can be used by those who have sensitive skin. If you’re not sure what to buy, your dermatologist may be able to recommend specific products.
Do a Double Cleanse
We know that sometimes at the end of the day even washing the face once can feel like a struggle so doing it twice can seem overwhelming, but it can do great things for your skin. It helps you properly and thoroughly clean your skin and gives you a fresh surface so any products you apply after could have a chance to work even better.
If you have skin sensitivities or you’re just not sure what products would be ideal for your skin, you’ll want to speak to your dermatologist first to determine which ones would be best for you.