The Simple Science of Cleansing Skin

July 24, 2019

The Simple Science of Cleansing Skin

We wash our face everyday, or we should at least. Depending on how oily your skin is, you can wash your face up to twice daily. Start your morning off with a squeaky clean face or wash your impurities away from the day. Cleansing regularly is essential to keeping your skin look radiant and healthy.

Types of Cleansers

We love #texturetuesday on Instagram and for good reason. Take a look at the type of cleanser that's best suited for you after evaluating which skin type you have. Creamy cleansers are usually a good fit for dry skin as they can have moisturizing properties. Gels or foaming cleansers are best suited for oily skin. Cannatera Refresh Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel provides a gentle cleanse to your skin utilizing essential oils, fresh enzymes, and plant extracts. Using this cleanser will help keep your skin feeling hydrated, balanced, and soothed. Cannatera’s cleanser is full of antioxidants that keep your skin rejuvenated and promotes calm and glowing skin.

Product Absorption

Cleansing helps anti-aging products and treatments work properly. Cleansing can also help maintain your pore size. Once you have cleaned your face, your skin is able to fully absorb the following products. Follow your skin care routine with a serum and moisturizer, or whatever you fancy. Whether you keep it simple or have a complex, detailed routine, always start with a clean face!

Cleanse, Moisturize, Repeat!

Cleansing encourages proper skin hydration and prevents the production of excess oils. Regular facial cleansing (along with the use of a good moisturizer) is also an important factor in helping the skin maintain a proper level of hydration. Dehydrated skin looks and feels rough, wrinkled and aged. Cleansing helps manage PH levels of the skin; enabling sufficient water and product retention.

Tiny glands under the skin produce oil called sebum which protects the skin from the pollutants in the air. These glands use hair follicles within the skin as a pathway, allowing the oil to reach the skins surface to form a barrier that prevents the penetration of bacteria or other harmful agents.

Excessive dirt build up on the surface can cause blockages of the follicle, trapping sebum, sweat, and dead skin cells. The lack of sebum on the skin's surface allows bacteria to penetrate the follicle causing inflammation. The final result is acne.

Proper skin cleansing clears pores of debris to prevent dirt buildup, allowing the sebum oil to reach the skin surface unimpeded; decreasing the chances of a breakout. The right amount of oil is actually good for your skin but must be maintained through thorough cleansing.

Like cleansing, moisturizing helps balance the PH level of your skin. When combined with serum, it will help offset the overproduction of oil on your face. Combining these products in your skincare routine will ultimately decrease the likelihood of acne.

Why you need CBD in your skincare

CBD can help balance oily skin and regulate the skin's oil production. Remember that there is a good amount of oil that can remain on your face, but if there is a change in oil production, whether that be a decrease or increase, it can trigger an imbalance. Keeping your oiliness at bay can sometimes feel like a science since it is hard to regulate. But this all starts with the ultimate first step in any skincare routine: cleansing!

 





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