Today I’m going to talk about something simple but practical: Washing your face. This simple act can add so much life to your skin. It’s so important to remove the germs, sweat, and make up off your face especially before you go to bed. It’s important to let your skin breathe and regenerate during the night. 

What kind of face wash is best for you? Well that really depends on your skin goals. The trick is to find a face wash that will clean your skin without drying it out. A lot of people assume that oil is bad for your skin but this is not the case. It’s so important to maintain the natural pH of your skin order to protect your skin from damage. Sun exposure, wind, chemicals, and numerous other factors can all interfere with the ability of your skin to heal and repair itself. When you wash your face you want to cleanse your skin without using harsh chemicals and ingredients that will strip the natural oils from your skin and disrupt your natural pH. It’s important to avoid soaps with anti-microbial properties. If you struggle with acne, a lot of the products you find on the market use harsh chemicals that dry out and irritate our skin. I would recommend going over to the Environmental Working Group website and see what ingredients are hiding in your face wash. Try to avoid ingredients with a rank of 4-10. I would recommend avoiding face washes that have micro-beads in them because those are terrible for the environment. I would also avoid alcohol in your face wash because it is going to dry out your skin and disrupt the natural barrier. 

Here are a few of my personal favorites: 

  1. Acne prone skin: Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser
  2. Dry skin: Cleansing Balm
  3. Oily skin: Charcoal Bar
  4. Aging skin: Rejuvenating Face Cleanser

If you have questions about what products would work best for your skin please email me at info@shelbyleppin.com. Talk to you soon! 

~Shelby 

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