The Most Important Skin Care Product is Not What You Think.
What is the most important type of skin care product in your routine?
It's a question that has long been debated. You might have heard that SPF is the most important because it protects the skin against cancer and premature aging. Serums have popped up as the most important as these are a targeted treatment to help your skin concerns.
We can all agree that every product in your routine has its necessary place and some of you probably have a 12-step skin care routine. However, at Skin Over Everything, we believe that one type of product is most essential for healthy skin.
So, what is it? Any guesses?
It's your facial cleanser!
How can it be that the most basic step of your skin care regimen is the most important? I'm sure most of you have a facial cleanser, and for those if you that don't, its time to start cleansing ASAP!
Your facial cleanser is what sets the skin up for your remaining skin care routine. It provides a clean slate to help allow your other products to work into the skin without being affected by bacteria, clogged pores and other debris. Cleansers help to remove bacteria, dead skin build up, and product and makeup build up that clog pores and block your other products from penetrating into the skin. Without cleansing your skin first, your serums, moisturizers, and SPF are not going to help you achieve the healthy skin you want.
Here are some cleansing tips to enhance your cleansing routine:
Wash your face every morning and evening.
Always wash your face after wearing makeup.
Wash your face for at least 1-2 minutes for a thorough cleansing.
Double cleanse if necessary. Especially if you had to remove your makeup first.