If you don’t do anything else for your face, do these 3 things!
A proper skincare routine doesn’t have to be extensive to keep your skin healthy and vibrant. Many of us have such a busy life, we think we just don’t have the time to make our facial skin a priority. If you don’t do anything else for your face, do these! Btw, Avon has a great free skin consult. Click here to start your consult.
Use a cleanser to wash your face every night, to remove dirt and oil accumulated during the day, as well as makeup – no matter what your skin type is.
– If your skin is oily or combination, also wash your face with a cleanser in the morning, to remove oil and bacteria accumulated during the night. Anew Clean Purifying Gel Cleanser is perfectly formulated for oily/combination skin. I have a mostly oily complexion myself. I’ve used Avon ClearSkin Pore Penetrating Gel Cleanser ever since I first discovered it when I became an Avon Rep almost 5 years ago and love it. I’m waiting to get low on it and maybe try our Clean gel cleanser I already mentioned.
– If your skin type is dry, a morning swipe with a warm-wet washcloth should be sufficient and is still important to do even though a cleanser isn’t involved. Give this Comforting Cream & Mask a try.
– If you have both dry and acne-prone skin, this is considered to also be combination skin but make sure your cleanser is formulated to address acne-prone skin such as Avon ClearSkin Blemish Clearing Foaming Cleanser.
– If you have normal skin, that doesn’t mean you are necessarily exempt from cleansing in the morning! That will depend on how sensitive your skin is. Find a balanced formula cleanser. The cleanser for dry skin above is also formulated for normal skin. Maybe it’s what you’re looking for.
Using warm water is better than hot or cold to wash with because hot water is abrasive, will irritate skin, and will make dry skin drier while warm water will allow the cleanser to lather well. If you have oily skin, no, hot water is still not better.
Avon has great cleansers for all skin types and concerns. Click here to check out our cleansers.
Just a note about using any brand of Micellar water as a cleanser, which Avon does indeed offer, as well. It is my firm belief that while Micellar water is great as a toner, a freshen-up, and maybe the occasional last-resort cleaner if nothing else is on hand, it does not do the job as a daily facial cleanser to fully get rid of dirt, oil, and makeup.
A tip for your facial skin’s health: don’t go to bed with makeup still on. Your face needs a break to renew itself. Bedtime with a clean face (even with moisturizer/treatment lotion) is the perfect time for that. Sleeping with makeup still on your face will cause the collagen to break down, thus resulting in early-aging. One night of sleeping with makeup on likely won’t cause problems unless you’re prone to break-outs. The makeup will clog your pores and then bacteria sticks to your face, either of which causes acne. I don’t know if this happens to everyone but my pores open wide when I’m asleep. I don’t need more help having acne by not washing my face!
By the way, eye makeup should be removed daily, too. Otherwise, it’ll end up being rubbed off onto your pillow and may then be rubbed into your eyes, causing irritation. Avon Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion is also pretty popular.
Moisturizing actually is important to do, as well. Our skin wants to be hydrated and protected so either we do it with a lotion or day cream or the skin will produce it on it’s own. If the skin has to do it on it’s own, oil will likely be overproduced. Applying the right moisturizer for your skin type once to twice a day won’t make your face oilier. It will actually help calm down your skin’s impulse to produce it’s own.
If your skin is oily, a moisturizer for normal skin will of course just make it worse, so going with an oil-free formula will help keep it in check while adding moister to your skin without also adding oil. If your skin is dry, you want a rich formula that will add a little bit of oil to your skin. Yep, if you have normal skin, you can still benefit from moisturizing, too!
When choosing a day lotion or day cream, it should have SPF to protect your skin against the sun’s rays which it is exposed to every time we go outside in the daytime, even on light cloudy days and in winter. Yes, of course Avon has moisturizers, too! Our day lotions and day creams have SPF 15 to SPF 50. Click here to find them!
Every face needs a good but gentle scrub every few days, at least once a week. If you have a dry complexion, a scrub may need to be done a few times a week. No matter what your skin type is, be gentle about it! Scrubbing too hard can cause your skin to develop tiny tears in the skin.
If you have acne-prone skin, I understand the thinking that scrubbing harder will better penetrate your pores – but it won’t! It will only make it worse by creating tiny tears around the pores and causing the acne to become more irritated (as if you want that, right?). Here’s a good scrub that also doubles as a cleanser. ClearSkin Professional Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub.
My personal favorite (that I start to freak out if I run low on without having a new one ready) is our ClearSkin Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub. It’s a fine-grain scrub formulated with Pore Firming Technology and also with Eucalyptus Extract and Witch Hazel to cleanse and refresh. I love the mint scent!
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