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why cleansing is the important first step to healthy skin

why cleansing is the important first step to healthy skin

why is cleansing important?

Put simply, great skin starts with clean skin.

The best cleansers will help remove these layers while also nourishing the skin. At Dermalogica, we've always been proponents of the double cleanse. As the name may suggest, the process involves cleansing the skin twice: first to remove make-up and debris followed by a second cleanse to remove any remaining build-up. Oil-based cleaners are often used as a first step as they easily breakdown naturally-occurring oil secretions, make-up and sunscreen

The Dermalogica cleansing routine is broken down into two simple steps.

1. The first cleanse targets the larger particles removing make-up, pollutants, and SPF after your daily activities, or nightly excreted toxins when you wake.

2. The second cleanse delves deper in the skin, removing smaller particles at a level a single cleanse won't reach.

Ever wiped over your skin with a cotton pad after cleansing and noticed how much residue remains?

That's what the second cleanse takes care of.

Think of it like vacuuming and mopping your floor. You wouldn't mop the floor before vacuuming up all the dirt and dust first. A two-step cleanse will help you achieve a whole new level of clean!

For perfect cleansing results, we recommend you begin with one of our first step cleansing solutions, such as PreCleanse Oil, Micellar Prebiotic PreCleanse or Oil to Foam Total Cleanser followed by a cleanser that is tailored to your specific skin condition.

what can a cleanser help with?

At Dermalogica you can expect our cleansers to target dullness, texture, dehydration, redness, oil and much more.

We generally use a gel-based, sudsy/foamy, or milky cleanser, which provides a deep cleansing action to target debris and pollutants, wherever they're hiding.

the role of the skin's microbiome in the cleansing process

If we enhance our skincare routine through effective cleansing, our skin will thrive

Our skin becomes balanced by working with the microbiome. These are the good bacteria on your skin that keep it functioning properly.

Our microbiome acts like a protective shield and when functioning properly, it allows better moisture retention and protects us by repelling irritants and other pathogens.

With a happy, healthy microbiome our skin is not only hydrated, but secondary products, like targeted serums, are able to penetrate further. This is also an important reason to choose cleansers to complement our routine, like the Dermalogica range that are all pH-balanced and free from harsh chemicals, to help preserve and protect our skin.


do i need a cleanser?

Absolutely! A facial cleanser is a non-negotiable in every skincare regimen. Unlike make-up wipes that contain alcohol and drying ingredients, or soap that is alkaline and distrupts the skin's natural acidic barrier, Dermalogica's range of face washes are pH-balanced, soap-free and effectivelt remove dirt, make-up, and impurities while respecting the skin's barrier and prepping the skin for deeper penetration of subsequent products in your routine.

so which dermalogica cleanser is right for you?

Choosing the right cleanser comes down to your skin concerns and your personal preference. Everyone's skin is different and so are our cleansers.

A gel-based, foamy cleanser is great for a normal to combination skin type, whereas a milky/cream cleanser is for those with drier, sensitive, and ageing skin types. Oily, congested skin types should lean towards clay-based cleansers. We even have a cleanser that's a make-up remover and cleanser, with a two-in-one cleansing action that saves you time and effort.

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