Does Ethnic Skin Need Speacial Cleansers?
Typically, when we look at facial cleansers they can fall into different categories. You have foamy, creamy, cleansing oils and towelettes. You want to keep the following things in mind when you're looking for a cleanser for Ethnic skin. Some people say that unless you're suffering from a specific skin condition such as acne, to clean your face in the evening is not necessary. But at the same time, you've gone through the day. If you've worn makeup, you need to clean your face at night.
Just in simple common sense terms, you've encountered pollutions from the exhaust from cars, the air ducts from your work environment and pollution in general. Then there's the question of "Well if I cleanse my face at night, then I really don't need to clean it in the morning, right?"
You've slept on a pillow case that you're hair and face have touched. So you've got debris from your hair, dead skin cells from your body that have worked their way into your linen that you've slept on and it has settled on your face. So, Yes, you need to cleanse your face in the morning.
We all understand that it's essential for cleansing at night because leaving makeup on your face will lead to blackheads, clogged pores. And anytime you have a night time moisturizer or other skin care product that you've applied to your face without cleaning any of the buildup from the day itself, it's not going to be beneficial for your skin. Plus you're putting a product on top of dirt.
Cream or Soapy Cleansers?
A lot of you equate the concept of foam or suds or detergent with something being clean. That's not necessarily the case. When you look for cleansers, especially for Ethnic skin or darker skin, soapy foamy cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oil. For the most part, when you're looking at skin of color, it's naturally oily so you want to use a product that's going to be very gentle to your skin. Cream cleansers have a tendency to not send your skin into shock or trauma. Anytime you're cleansing with a detergent based cleanser, it immediately registers that your skin has been stripped of its oil.
Therefore, it needs to produce more oil. So you get the production of more oil in your skin, which leads you to think you're oily. But your skin is just registering that it has lost oil and needs to produce more. This often occurs when you have cleansers that are detergent based, sudsy or foamy. When you're using a cream cleanser, it's nourishing and nurturing in nature. They're mild yet effective when it comes to cleaning your face.
Everything doesn't have to be soaped up to deliver the end result that you're looking for which is clean skin, that feels good and soft and is really healthy looking. It's also recommended that when you clean your face, you don't over do it as far as the timeline.
If you have a cream cleanser and you put it in the palm of your hand, massage it between your neck and face for a minute. Or you can apply your cleanser to your face and neck and brush your teeth. For the time it takes you to brush your teeth, your cleanser is working into the pores of your skin. By the time you finish, you just need to come back with a warm cloth or sponge and remove your cleanser from your face.
Your not scrubbing floors or pot and pan, so don't overdo it with your cleansing regimen. Be kind and gentle with your skin and your skin will be beautiful and glowing for you.
That's it for this week … As always …
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