Taking the best care of your skin possible involves continually looking for ways to update or adjust your routine to make sure you’re giving yourself the best care possible. After all, you can generally go to your favorite spa and be sure they aren’t messing anything up. The rest of the time we have to rely on our own know-how. Sometimes particular problems come up that make us feel like our skin isn’t doing nearly as well as it could. We notice little things like dullness or perhaps our skin not being as springy as we’d like. These are legitimate problems that typically demand an answer. You can give your skin an intensive once over with the right cleansing routine that combines two methods of deeply cleaning your skin to restore it to a smooth, youthful state. To that end we’re going to be covering just how performing a double cleanse and a peel might be just what your skin has been looking for to keep it happy between more intensive professional treatments.
The Right Oils
Your skin’s surface is a complex collection of naturally secreted oils, dead skin cells, and all sort of dirt and debris that you pick up each day while going about your business. They combine and form obstructions in your pores that can result in a fair number of annoying problems that interact with our skin. That’s why you want to approach the problem carefully. The first part of any double cleanse is to find an appropriate cleansing oil to use on your skin. These products are widely available and comparatively gentle on the skin when compared to most other forms of cleansing product. They work particularly well for helping to disrupt and clean away your skin’s natural oils thanks to the other oil having a harder time shrugging them off than water. Using this as the first step will generally help clear away most surface issues and allows your next cleanser to have clearer access to the rest of your skin.
After an oil-based cleanser, you’re likely going to want to use your normal cleanser (if it isn’t already oil-based). What you’re looking for is either a chemical or water-based product that is capable of following up the work the oil cleanser began. We recommend looking for chemical-based cleanser that uses active ingredients like glycolic or citric acid to give the skin an even more thorough cleansing. The goal here is to get deeper into the skin and break up anything left clogging the pores. This will help further open your skin up and will likely stimulate the skin in the are a little as well. Notably, you want to stick to gentle cleansing options for this second one. You’ll be following this up with an at-home peel to give your skin the full breadth of care that it needs. That means you want to irritate your skin as little as possible. Favoring gentle yet effective cleansers will get the job done without putting your skin in the way of undue harm when applying the peel.
An at-home peel is the natural follow-up to a thorough double cleanse. The first parts of cleansing your face will help clear away anything that might minimize the impact of your peel while avoiding harming your skin. We recommend you select a good quality peel from a reputable source for this last part. There is a problem with lower quality brands utilizing inferior ingredients or mixing peels that are too strong and can harm the skin even when you follow the instructions. A good quality product from a reputable source will have clear instructions with a reliable outcome. Be mindful to read them before you begin to apply the peel to your face. We do need to not that this at-home product will be nowhere near as strong as a supervised peel, but it will be far more powerful than your average chemical exfoliating product. Follow the instructions exactly and remember to provide appropriate aftercare by nourishing and moisturizing your skin properly. For instance, a serum is a good follow-up after you’ve removed the peel.
Double cleansing your face and then applying a peel goes a long way towards smoothing your skin. It gives you the perfect platform to apply your favorite products to afterwards. They’ll be even more effective than usual. That’s why we recommended applying a serum. You’ll get the biggest effect possible from each product you apply thanks to cleansing your skin so thoroughly. Just be mindful to keep up the aftercare in the days following the peel. Don’t pick at any peeling skin and keep applying a good moisturizer until your skin is back to normal.