If you are like many women, you likely hear of a new celebrity beauty secret and then become eager to try it out. While many celebrities are beautiful, the truth is that they are not scientists or dermatologists.
That means that just because you hear that a celebrity has shared a new skin care tip, you shouldn't assume it is healthy for your skin. In fact, replicating the celebrity skin care trend of skipping your morning facial cleanse can be disastrous for your skin, and here's why.
Why You Should Never Skip Your Morning Facial Cleanse
It may seem like you just don't need to cleanse your face in the morning, since you likely don't have any makeup on and just cleansed your face thoroughly before bed. However, this could not be further from the truth for many reasons.
First, when you wake up in the morning, it may seem like you just washed your face, but in fact it was likely about 8 hours ago. Eight hours gives your skin plenty of time to pump out plenty of that sebum, and a gentle cleanse in the morning can help keep this sebum from mixing with dead skin cells and makeup and clogging your pores.
Also, while you may feel like your face doesn't get dirty while you are sleeping, your sweat glands are pumping out sweat all night long, even on relatively cool nights. In addition, unless you wash your pillow case and every piece of bedding that touches your face at night every single day, your bedding is covered in bacteria (and even dust mites! eek!) that upon contact with your face, can create the perfect breeding ground for clogged pores and acne outbreaks.
How To Cleanse Every Morning Without Drying Your Skin
If you have decided to start skipping your morning cleanse or are considering it, you may suffer from dry skin and think that your morning cleanse my be contributing to that dryness. Don't worry that cleaning our face in the morning has to dry out your skin; the key to keeping your skin moist and supple while still keeping it clean is to choose morning cleansers that are gentle and non-drying.
In fact, every woman should have at least several cleansers in their skincare wardrobe that they can choose from depending on what their skin needs each day. A good cleanser wardrobe includes one deep cleanser for those mornings and evenings when your skin feels like an oil slick; a very gentle hydrating cleanser for those mornings when you want to get rid of the bacteria, sweat, and dirt on your face without stripping your face's natural oils; and one cleanser that is somewhere in the middle.
What should you do on those mornings when your skin is super-dry? Cleanse with your gentlest cleanser and then follow with a great natural moisturizer, such as shea butter.
Even acne-prone skin can get dry, as skin care brand Eugenia Shea has discovered and the great thing about shea butter is that despite the amazing moisture it can add to skin, it is non-comedogenic. That makes it the perfect option to add moisture to dry, yet acne-prone skin.
If you follow the latest skin care trends of celebrities, then make sure you don't replicate them without thoroughly looking into what dermatologists and other skin care experts have to say about it. Skipping your morning facial cleanse can be detrimental to your face.
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