Cleansing the skin at home

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In order to keep the skin healthy in between the professional deep cleansing procedures or the ones you perform at home the face has to be cleansed once a week. The weakly cleansing is important not only for oily skin, but also for dry and mixed skin type.    Clean the skin

If your skin is oily or mixed, cleanse it with a gel cleansing product. Use cream cleansing products for dry skin.

    Scrub

Use a gentle exfoliating scrub on a wet face, massaging with light circular motions. Concentrate on the areas of the nose and the forehead where the formation of blackheads is most common. If your skin is mixed type, pay special attention to the areas prone to oiling. Thoroughly rinse out the scrub before it has dried on your face.

    Opening the pores

At home you can achieve this with steam. Fill a pot with boiling hot water and bend over it draping a towel over your head. Allow the steam to work on your face for 10 minutes and then dry it with a towel.

     Mask

If your skin is oily, use masks containing clay. For dry skin, use hydrating gel or cream masks. When applying the mask, avoid the eye area. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes, or according to the product’s instructions and rinse.

     Moisturizing

Avoid heavy moisturizers containing retinols or acids. They will over-exfoliate the already treated skin. A simple moisturizing lotion is enough.

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