While most of our body parts are covered up with clothes, the face bears the brunt of exposure to sun, dust, and pollutants. As a result, every evening when you return home after a daylong exposure, there is a toxic layer of dirt and grime stuck to the upper dermis of your face. This dirt not only settles on the skin but also clogs the facial pores, causing long term problems. Clogged facial pores result in skin problems and acne breakouts.
While most of you wash your faces every evening, you do not realize that a superficial wash, which does wash out the upper layer of dirt, does not cleanse the skin's pores. Preventing and treating blemishes can be a tedious job for those with blemish-prone skin. Every product you apply needs to either be something that can help minimize the existing blemishes or prevent new ones from forming. Use a product that is too heavy, and you risk causing your skin to have a breakout that you might end up fighting for days to come.
If you desire healthy blemish-free skin, daily cleansing (preferably twice a day) is the first step to get it. Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are the three essential components of skincare. If you do not cleanse your skin, you cannot treat it further with creams and moisturizers.
A healthy cleansing routine not only helps control blemishes but also takes care of your skin's basic needs of cleansing. To keep your skin looking its cleanest, clearest, and healthiest, follow these tips for taking care of blemish-prone skin:
Using simple and effective oils like Castor oil, Olive oil, and even Coconut oil for cleansing can do wonders for your skin. It is suitable for dry, dehydrated, and aging skin. To start with, you can warm up a little oil, spread it on your fingers, and massage it thoroughly across your face for a few minutes. The oil will help in dissolving the impurities stuck on your skin and inside the facial pores while the massage will also help improve the blood circulation. This will even remove makeup from your skin. Then use a soft towel, dip it in hot water and squeeze it to drain the water. Now leave this towel on your oiled face for a few minutes and wipe thoroughly. This helps in deep cleansing facial pores and lifting the impurities from the skin. You can also use an oil based Micellar Water as a pre-cleansing step. It will effectively help in removing dirt and grime from the face giving a clear complexion.
Oriental Botanics Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Micellar Water
is enriched with Castor oil, which helps in dissolving dirt and grease and softens the skin. This all-in-one multipurpose liquid cleanser cleans and hydrates and tones the skin, thereby restoring the skin in its perfectly clean and purified state. This new generation cleanser created with the latest cosmetology technology enables the user to remove makeup, product residues, and impurities with one or two wipes of cotton saturated with Micellar Water. Packed with tiny micelle molecules that attract gunk from the skin, Micellar Water acts as a powerful solubilizing agent for makeup pigments.
Cleanse Away Pore-Clogging Debris With A Gentle Cleanser:
Wash your face with a face wash to remove superficial impurities. Many people mistakenly believe that you need to use harsh products in order to get rid of blemishes and dark spots. But contrary to this, using face washes that are too drying can cause your skin to produce even more oil, which can, in turn, lead to more breakouts. A calming and mild face wash made with problem skin in mind thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping away its natural oils. It will help in the following ways:
- Cleanses problem skin that is prone to imperfections, visible redness, and discomfort.
- Calms and re-balances skin for a refreshed, healthy-looking appearance.
- Soothes the skin due to its gentle and botanical formulations.
For a deep cleansing action, try Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Foaming Face Wash
from Oriental Botanics
. This foaming face wash enriched with pure Australian Tea Tree oil and packed with various botanical ingredients restores the skin to a healthy state by removing all traces of dirt and toxins. Massaging the face with the built-in soft silicone brush gently buffs away the dead skin and deep-seated impurities and leaves the skin perfectly clean. Its clarifying effect helps in minimizing common skin problems. Essential oils and natural hydration boosting substances in the face wash help in calming the irritated and inflamed skin. It removes the excess oil without disrupting the natural lipid balance so that your facial skin does not feel dry and stretchy after washing.
Exfoliate Regularly For Effective Cleansing:
Use an effective facial scrub on your face. You can use a professional product or even prepare one at home. Make sure you are not harsh on your skin while scrubbing. After gently scrubbing the face, wash it with lukewarm water. Splash normal water in the end. This routine also makes the skin more receptive to further treatments like moisturizing. Regular use of scrub will deeply cleanse your skin and will help in fading away dark spots and blemishes.
A scrub made up of the powers of natural ingredients is the most ideal for skin with blemishes as it will work only to target the skin problem without any side effects or skin irritations. Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Scrub
from Oriental Botanics
is a gentle product without any harmful chemicals. This face scrub is created to restore your naturally glowing skin. It increases the skin's clarity and radiance and refreshes the skin. Mild abrasive agents and gentle exfoliants are blended in the face scrub to expose the younger layer of skin hidden behind the dead skin cells and helps to eliminate skin dullness. It helps in loosening the blackheads and whiteheads and unclogging the pores. It helps to fade the dark spots and its skin-lightening effect assists in reducing the appearance of the hyperpigmented spots. The skin-conditioning agents infused in the scrub leaves the skin moisturized and supple. The botanical extracts in the scrub permeate the skin and nourish the skin cells.
Refresh Skin With A Soothing Toner:
Depending on the ingredients they contain, astringents or toners can help remove excess oil, tone, and hydrate, or help fight blackheads and blemishes. Blemish-prone skin requires a thorough cleansing routine. You all are well aware of the fact that toner is a must to complete the cleansing process. Those with blemish-prone skin have been often taught to use astringent toners to "dry out" their blemishes. This is the opposite of what you want to do, as using harsh ingredients can lead to irritation, flakes, and more breakouts. Instead, opt for an alcohol-free, gentle cleansing face toner made up of botanical extracts. It should have a unique blend of skin-balancing botanicals. You can try a scrub that:
- Gently cleanses and refreshes facial skin without harsh synthetic drying agents.
- Soothes and improves the feel of skin.
- Formulated with unique and natural extracts.
We recommend you to try Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Face Toner from Oriental Botanics. It is the product you need to complete your cleansing ritual and for enhancing your skin's ability to absorb moisture and nutrients from moisturizing and nourishing skincare products so that your skin feels and looks naturally beautiful. The face toner effectively cleans the pores and eliminates impurities, pollutants, and toxins, that escape the regular soap cleansing. It helps restore the moisture barrier and the normal pH of the skin, which gets disrupted during cleansing. Its pore tightening effect gives the skin a smoother look and helps decrease excess oil production.
For a clear, smooth, and blemish-free skin, a post cleansing routine consisting of serum, moisturizer, and of course sunscreen is a must.
Face serums work wonders as they help in refining pores, smoothing the surface of the skin, and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. You can try Oriental Botanics Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Serum
. The lightweight serum absorbs quickly into the skin and restores its moisture and lipid balance. Enriched with essential oils and botanical extracts it soothes the irritated skin, lightens blemishes, and brightens the complexion.
Moisturizes are a compulsory skin care product as they keep the skin healthy, pH balanced, and free of any dark spots. The Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Gel
from Oriental Botanics
contains active ingredients that reduce blemishes. This face gel hydrates the skin without making it sticky. It soothes the irritated and inflamed skin, nourishes it, and enhances the skin tone. It keeps the skin moisture, oil, and pH balanced.
You already know the importance of using sunscreen daily. In addition to sun protection, it also helps in fading blemishes and dark spots. You can try Oriental Botanics Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Sunscreen SPF 50
. This is a broad-spectrum sunscreen enriched with botanical ingredients for superior protection from UV rays and advanced skincare. It protects against sunburn, tanning, and photoaging, and keeps the skin hydrated, soft, and bright.
Your skin will love the cleansing routine so, make it a necessary step of your skin care regimen. We have a range of botanical products dedicated to a good cleansing routine. To check out our facecare range Click Here
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