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Why Cleansing is The Most Important Part Of Your Skincare Routine

Why Cleansing is The Most Important Part Of Your Skincare Routine

While targeted treatments like serums and retinol are amazing for the skin they mean nothing without proper cleansing. We know how it is — we’ve also been there when the absolute last thing on your mind is cleansing your skin after a long night out. It’s just so easy to slip into bed and ignore the fact that you’re going to wake up with makeup everywhere. But, more often than not you’ll have a few new friends aka breakouts to accommodate as a result of skipping your routine. This is why we wanted to dive deep into exactly why cleansing is so important.

IT KEEPS YOUR SKIN CLEAR

Think about it this way, imagine you’re wearing your makeup on a super hot 12+ hour day, you’ve taken the subway, a short albeit sweaty walk outside during your lunch break, and you’ve re-powdered your face throughout the day. You’ve now accumulated 12 hours worth of makeup, excess oil, dirt, pollution, and who knows what else on your face. Could you imagine skipping cleansing now? We don’t think so.

Cleansing is so incredibly important as it deep cleans and gets rid of all of the excess dirt, makeup, and impurities you’ve encountered throughout the day. This will help to keep your skin clear, healthy, and radiant. Without cleansing, your skin will be more prone to breakouts, dehydration, and premature aging. 

BOOSTS HYDRATION LEVELS 

Your skin goes through a natural shedding process every 28-30 days where it gets rid of all of your built-up dead skin cells that can cause acne, blackheads, and textured skin. As we age, this natural process takes longer and longer to occur which can lead to dry, dehydrated skin. Cleansing and other products like chemical exfoliators help to rejuvenate and naturally speed up cell turnover to reveal fresh, healthy skin at the surface.

When you skip cleansing, your built-up dead skin cells go unchecked which can leave your skin looking dry, sallow, and unhealthy. Cleansing on a regular basis removes this build-up, allowing you to properly hydrate your skin. 

HELPS THE REST OF YOUR PRODUCTS ABSORB

Do you know all of those amazing skincare products that you can’t live without? Well, hate to break it to you but if you don’t properly cleanse your skin — they can’t do anything. Similar to the hydration of the skin, when you skip on cleansing that dead skin cell build-up also impairs the ability for all of your other skincare products to properly absorb into the skin.

REINFORCES YOUR SKIN BARRIER

This may sound like an oxymoron but while harsh cleansers and over-cleansing can damage your skin barrier, not cleansing can also do the same. When you skip cleansing, you weaken your moisture barrier leaving it susceptible to environmental stressors that can damage it. Cleansing on a routine basis with gentle, hydrating products will help to reinforce the outer layer of your skin protecting it from bad bacteria, pollution, microbes, and other impurities. This is the base for healthy, hydrated skin.

OUR FAVORITE CLEANSER

🌾We love using the Rice Cleansing Sorbet to deep clean as this powerful oil/balm hybrid not only cleanses but gently exfoliates as well making it the perfect product to prep the skin. It was actually formulated to melt within seconds of contact quickly dissolving all traces of makeup, dirt, and debris — without stripping the skin.

It also contains a powerhouse blend of antioxidants including rice bran and wheat germ oils in addition to vitamin E to nourish and soften. This blend of non-comedogenic oils will skin feeling super clean and plenty moisturized which is exactly what you want in a cleanser.  

IT KEEPS YOUR SKIN CLEAR

Think about it this way, imagine you’re wearing your makeup on a super hot 12+ hour day, you’ve taken the subway, a short albeit sweaty walk outside during your lunch break, and you’ve re-powdered your face throughout the day. You’ve now accumulated 12 hours worth of makeup, excess oil, dirt, pollution, and who knows what else on your face. Could you imagine skipping cleansing now? We don’t think so.

Cleansing is so incredibly important as it deep cleans and gets rid of all of the excess dirt, makeup, and impurities you’ve encountered throughout the day. This will help to keep your skin clear, healthy, and radiant. Without cleansing, your skin will be more prone to breakouts, dehydration, and premature aging. 

BOOSTS HYDRATION LEVELS

Your skin goes through a natural shedding process every 28-30 days where it gets rid of all of your built-up dead skin cells that can cause acne, blackheads, and textured skin. As we age, this natural process takes longer and longer to occur which can lead to dry, dehydrated skin. Cleansing and other products like chemical exfoliators help to rejuvenate and naturally speed up cell turnover to reveal fresh, healthy skin at the surface.

When you skip cleansing, your built-up dead skin cells go unchecked which can leave your skin looking dry, sallow, and unhealthy. Cleansing on a regular basis removes this build-up, allowing you to properly hydrate your skin. 

HELPS THE REST OF YOUR PRODUCTS ABSORB

Do you know all of those amazing skincare products that you can’t live without? Well, hate to break it to you but if you don’t properly cleanse your skin — they can’t do anything. Similar to the hydration of the skin, when you skip on cleansing that dead skin cell build-up also impairs the ability for all of your other skincare products to properly absorb into the skin.

REINFORCES YOUR SKIN BARRIER

This may sound like an oxymoron but while harsh cleansers and over-cleansing can damage your skin barrier, not cleansing can also do the same. When you skip cleansing, you weaken your moisture barrier leaving it susceptible to environmental stressors that can damage it. Cleansing on a routine basis with gentle, hydrating products will help to reinforce the outer layer of your skin protecting it from bad bacteria, pollution, microbes, and other impurities. This is the base for healthy, hydrated skin.

OUR FAVORITE CLEANSER

🌾We love using the Rice Cleansing Sorbet to deep clean as this powerful oil/balm hybrid not only cleanses but gently exfoliates as well making it the perfect product to prep the skin. It was actually formulated to melt within seconds of contact quickly dissolving all traces of makeup, dirt, and debris — without stripping the skin.

It also contains a powerhouse blend of antioxidants including rice bran and wheat germ oils in addition to vitamin E to nourish and soften. This blend of non-comedogenic oils will skin feeling super clean and plenty moisturized which is exactly what you want in a cleanser.