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The right facial cleansing:the basics for clean, clean and well-groomed skin

It affects everyone and yet many don't know how to do it properly: we tell you how to clean your skin properly and thus protect it from blackheads, pimples and long-term wrinkles!

With an area of almost 2 square meters, our skin is not only the largest organ in our body, but also a particularly complex and clever one. It has to be, after all, the skin surrounds our bones, muscles and organs and protects them from external dangers.

The health of our skin is important: if it doesn't look healthy, it allows us to draw conclusions about our general health and we often feel less attractive. This mainly affects the face, because that's where we end up looking first. Unfortunately, the skin is particularly sensitive there.

The facial skin, in particular, is about having a clean and clear appearance. What bothers you: blackheads, pimples, acne, wrinkles, redness.

Now we would assume that our skin should still be able to clean itself and bring along defense mechanisms. She does too! However, the external environmental influences smog, environmental toxins and our habits sugar, stress have changed a lot over the past centuries and our skin does not come along so easily.t mit. 

We have to help our skin and therefore ourselves! And on the one hand, we can do this with the right cleaning and care as well as more awareness of our way of life.. 

Facial cleansing helps against blackheads

Our skin produces sebum to maintain its own protective barrier. The sebaceous glands are located on the hair follicles and may be able to produce excessive amounts. This can be due to the hormones, but also to the diet or our lifestyle, for example if we do not exercise enough. 

When sebum is overproduced, a graft forms in our pores that can burst at some point. A substance in the sebum, the melanin, then emerges. oxidizes in the air and turns black. That is the blackhead.

However, if you wash your face regularly, you remove excess sebum from the pores and thereby reduce the chance that blackheads can even form.

With the right cleansing, you ensure a clear complexion.

Regular facial washing helps against pimples and acne

A pimple is something like the evil twin of the blackhead: it arises when the blackhead catches fire. The inflammation of the blackhead creates a pus on the skin that not only looks unattractive, but also feels uncomfortable.

If you take action against blackheads with your face wash, you are helping to prevent pimples from occurring in the first place.

Regular, good care prevents wrinkles

Skin inflammation is a stress test for the skin. And the more often they appear, the more you see the suffering: Small scars can remain on the skin and contribute to the formation of wrinkles over time. Because the older your skin gets, the less resilient it is.

When it comes to your face care program, it is important that you not only clean the skin, but also care and arm it with important nutrients. This will help her to stay smooth and less wrinkled. The prerequisite for this is that you do it regularly!

How do I get a healthy and clear complexion 

For a healthy and clear complexion, it is unfortunately not enough to simply wash the face with a little soap. Complete facial care consists of three steps:

  1. Clean
  2. Care for
  3. Protect

1. Cleanse: This is how you wash your face properly

Facial cleansing is about removing dirt particles, harmful bacteria and aggressors free radicals from the skin and from the skin pores. This is the basis for preventing blackheads and pimples from forming on the skin.. 

Because the cleaning has to be carried out pore-deep, you need a particularly effective facial cleanser. When choosing the cleaner, we recommend using those withoutharmful ingredients and work without perfumes. The reason: you do not want to irritate or damage your skin when cleaning and thus provoke inflammation or redness.

There are many different suppliers for good natural cosmetics that do not contain any harmful ingredients. At sober we have a small trial offer where you can get a tester of the Gentle Facial Cleaner for free. You can order your free sample here.

When cleaning the face, you should proceed carefully:

  • Pre-clean your face with a little water to rinse off the coarse dirt.
  • Use only a small amount of the cleaner and massage it onto your skin with gentle movements.
  • Let the facial cleanser take effect for a short time and wash it off with clear water.

A note on the removal of pimples and blackheads:

You shouldn't really mess around with your fingers on your face and squeeze out pimples or blackheads. This only makes the problem worse. You can either show patience and let the pimple go away on its own, or you can also seek professional help: cosmeticians have the right means to treat and remove pimples and blackheads without the risk of infection.. 

Check out our tips forTreatment and prevention of pimples and blackheads.

2. Nourish: What your skin needs after cleansing

Your skin naturally comes with its own protective film that protects it from drying out and avert external dangers. You hardly want to attack this protective film when cleaning your face. That is why it is so important that you use a mild cleanser on your face.

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Every time you clean your face, warm water is enough to attack the protective film. For this reason, after cleaning, it is so important that you rebuild the skin's own protective barrier!! 

A hydrating cream with valuable oils, vitamins and nutrients is what your skin needs after cleansing. Apply this care lotion to your facial skin with gentle circular movements. Pay special attention to the areas around the eyes where wrinkles are most likely to develop: a good cream helps the skin to prevent wrinkles. You should definitely use this side effect.

3. Protect: Skin care is better than aftercare

There are a number of tips that will help you gain a better complexion in the long term. The most important tips relate to our lifestyle, which can have a negative effect on the skin:

  • Make sure you have a healthy and balanced diet. Sugar, alcohol, tobacco, fast food and more are toxic to the skin. If you want to get closer to healthy skin and nutrition, have a lookthis post on.
  • Exercise regularly:Sweat makes you beautiful and is not only good for your muscles, but also has a positive effect on your complexion and the age of your skin.
  • Check your stress level. Permanent stress and little sleep have a negative impact on your immune system and thus also on the skin. It becomes more vulnerable, more prone to irritation and redness and thus also to pimples and wrinkles. Don't take the issue lightly! Here you can find out more about how stress and skin health are related.
  • Do not put your skin in unnecessary danger and protect it from external influences. This includes that you avoid putting your fingers on your face and keeping bacteria away from your skin. You should also make sure to wash your pillow regularly!
  • And of course: Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible and apply sunscreen if there is no other option. The simple calculation is:Sun skin wrinklesen.

Healthy skin only needs two things and no ski) 

The cosmetics industry is full of big, loud and wild promises. We want to do something about it: healthy skin care does not need much, namely only natural ingredients and a healthy attitude to life.

So make sure that your care products do not endanger your skin. And that you are good to yourself and your skin in life.

#staysober

Simon

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