Skin Cleansing

Skin Cleansing

Skin Cleansing
When it comes to cleansing your skin, not all parts of your body are created equal. Your face needs different care than your feet. Depending on your skin type and even the time of year, you may need a different body or facial cleanser to remove dirt and prevent breakouts. Find out how to choose a skin cleanser that removes excess oil while preserving the skin's delicate pH balance and natural moisturizers. Learn the best ways to cleanse your skin, from bar soaps to exfoliaters, with expert advice from Sharecare.

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    A facial is a deep-cleansing, exfoliating treatment during which dead skin cells are removed and debris is extracted from the pores. Whether you’re a man or a woman, a facial treatment may vary depending on your skin type and any skin conditions you may have. Talk to your dermatologist to see if a facial treatment would be beneficial for you.

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    Besides Pilates, the best thing you can do for your bottom is to install a bidet. Why? If you accidentally got caca all over your hand, would you wash it off or wipe it off with dry toilet paper? Exactly. You'd run over to the sink faster than a sprinter in an Olympic qualifier.

    So why do we wipe ourselves with dry, sandpaper-like toilet paper after we go to the bathroom? It's not the right cleaning system because it's irritating and increases the likelihood of getting hemorrhoids.

    You can't remodel your bathroom simply to install a bidet? Or it seems a tad too Parisian for your décor? You can get the same effect by wetting toilet paper in the sink before using it or using moisturized baby wipes.
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    It's astonishing when you think about the number of objects you touch in one day. All the shared doorknobs, money, and handrails on the subway, just to name a few, can be teeming with germs that cause anything from a simple cold to a serious flu. Since germs such as bacteria and viruses can live for quite a while on all of these inanimate objects, it's important to wash your hands often. Clean running water and soap are preferred since not all bacteria and viruses can be killed by antiseptic hand washes. But if clean running water isn't available, use the alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
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    To keep your skin healthy, you should use warm (not hot) water whenever you cleanse. Hot water can strip your skin of its natural moisture.

     

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    A hot shower may be tempting, but warm water is better for healthy skin. If the water is too hot, it can remove beneficial natural oils from the skin.

     

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    Long showers can rid skin of essential natural oils, so it's better to take shorter ones. If you have dry skin, limit yourself to somewhere between five and 10 minutes, otherwise, five to 15 minutes is about the longest you want to stay in.

     

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    Using a towel in a rubbing motion can dry out skin by scrubbing away the protective outer layer of dead skin cells. It's much better for you to use a soft towel to gently pat yourself dry or you can allow your skin to air dry.


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    Physical exfoliants (scrubs) remove dead cells through friction. Chemical exfoliants (like salicylic acid) remove dead skin cells by dissolving the "glue" that binds them to other cells.

     

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    If your skin is easily irritated, you need to be more careful about what you use on it. Avoid harsh exfoliants like ground up nuts or fruit pits.

     

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    If your skin is easily irritated, you need to be more careful about what you use on it. Avoid harsh exfoliants like ground up nuts or fruit pits.