No matter how extensive your skincare regime is, cleansing is the most basic yet important step to achieving a good complexion. It may not be the most exciting step, but it is one you should definitely pay close attention to. Picking out a cleanser isn’t as simple as choosing the right lip balm for your puckers or the perfect mascara for your lashes. The most important thing to know when choosing your cleanser is your skin type.
Why then, is cleansing so important? Well for one, not cleansing properly can lead to a build-up of oil and sebum — resulting in clogged pores. Over time, pores will continuously get more congested, resulting in breakouts.
Apart from that, it is essential to remove all makeup at the end of the day, otherwise skincare products will not be able to penetrate the skin properly due to a layer of residue, preventing them from being absorbed.
Air pollution is also a prevalent problem and after being out for an entire (or even half a) day, dust, bacteria and other unwanted and harmful particles would have come in contact with our skin. These environmental aggressors may eventually damage and irritate our skin.
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