Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Cleansing
Question 1: What is the primary benefit of daily facial cleansing?
Cleanse your face and body twice daily to remove toxins from the surface of the skin. Your skin is an eliminative organ. The body pushes waste out through the colon, bladder, lungs, and finally, your pores. Releasing toxins is healthy and normal. The cleaner your diet and lifestyle, however, the less you will eliminate through your pores. Remove toxins from the surface of your skin by cleansing correctly from head to toe. Skincare products will perform better on clean skin.
Question 2: What happens to the skin when dirt, pollutants, bacteria, and old skin cells accumulate?
Breakouts occur when dirt and toxins remain on the skin's surface, and pores become blocked. The build-up on the surface of your skin will feel dry and bumpy and oily underneath because your skin cannot breathe. Moisturizers cannot penetrate through the build-up of dead skin cells and surface pollutants. Proper cleansing will gently remove the layers of dead skin cells, hardened sebum or natural excess skin oils, bacteria, and infection.
Question 3: Can you achieve deep cleansing without stripping the skin?
Your choice of cleanser is critical. For instance, it is essential to NEVER use soap on your face or body. Soap is harsh and strips the skin of its natural moisture, leaving it flaky and dull with a film that suffocates the skin's surface. All Susan Ciminelli cleansers are gentle and do not strip the skin. If you prefer a cleanser that lathers, opt for Cleansing Gel which can be used head to toe. Algae Deep Cleanse is a unique facial cleanser because it naturally contains glycogen, which peels the dead skin cells from the skin's surface. It travels down the tiny hair shafts deep into the pores and removes the excess sebum and bacteria. I love using this all over my face and neck but especially around my eye area because it removes the tiny lines and wrinkles that can appear from time to time.
Bamboo Ginger Scrub is a fresh, invigorating daily facial exfoliant that helps to minimize blackheads and smooths the skin. Use this exfoliator with essential oils and dried orange and lemon peel three times per week to refine pores, interchanging with Algae Deep Cleanse.
Pore Minimizing Cleanser is a gentle exfoliant blended with willow bark extract, essential oils of lemon and thyme, and pumice from the Hawaiian Islands. This cleanser is ideal for oily and problematic skin and should be used in the morning. Pore Minimizing Cleanser is rich in minerals and aids in the recovery from breakouts.
Properly cleansing your skin day and night will naturally result in smaller pores, and your anti-aging products will more easily penetrate the skin. If you choose to wear foundation, it will go on smoother and more evenly.
Question 4: Should people with dry skin cleanse as thoroughly as people with more oily skin?
People with dry skin most likely have a significant build-up of dead skin cells that makes their skin feel dry. This build-up impedes the absorption of an anti-aging moisturizing routine post-cleansing. Gently cleanse dry skin with Cleansing Milk morning and night until the skin feels healthy. Remove this unique milky cleanser with a warm, damp washcloth followed by rinsing with cool water. Cleansing Milk is powerful enough to remove heavy makeup yet is so gentle you can use it on a baby.
Regardless of your skin type, you should deep clean your skin every day. After using Cleansing Milk or Cleansing Gel, Algae Deep Cleanse should be used to remove dead skin cells. Although it is a potent peel, you can use Algae Deep Cleanse every day. After cleansing, day and night, follow with the Susan Ciminelli essential oils and moisturizers best suited for your skin.
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