Tips for every skin type
Who doesn’t want healthy, even and glowing skin like a model? It’s the holy grail of beauty. We know lifestyle habits and genetics contribute significantly, but cleansing can play an important role, too. For most people, the right cleansing and exfoliating routine will encourage cell turnover, revealing fresh skin underneath. “Taking it off” at the end of the day can also be relaxing, especially if it involves a little massage.
While winter weather can strip protective oils, drying out the skin and dulling the complexion, a whole summer’s worth of heat can bring its own challenges for many. Vigilant use of sunscreen combined with humidity and sweating may cause you to want to wash frequently-but “you shouldn’t over-cleanse,” says Winnipeg dermatologist Dr. Victoria Taraska. “Morning, night and after exercise should be enough. Use sunscreens especially formulated for the face; they’re lighter. And if you have oily skin, you might want to use blotting papers.”
As with moisturizing regimens, cleansing routines can require a little seasonal adjustment. In warm months, you might find you need products that are less hydrating and lighter than the ones you will use come winter.
If you’re a “flusher and blusher” (i.e, you are prone to rosacea), stick to simple cleansing products for sensitive skin.