Friday, November 30th, 2018
After a long day of work or activities, all you want to do is crawl into bed. But, before you lay down and really get comfy, make sure that you wash your face. With dirt, makeup, oil, and environmental chemicals on your skin, your skin is a lot dirtier than you may be aware. Plus, dirty skin can leave you with a wealth of problems. Let’s take a closer look at what clean skin can do for your confidence and why you shouldn’t avoid washing your face before bed every night.
Acne is an interesting problem. It is very common in teenagers and young adults. However, it is also quite common in older adults also. At an older age, it is frequently confused with other problems and labeled “Rosacea.” The initial inflammation causes redness and then stimulates the pigment cells causing dark spots. It can, therefore, be one of the hardest things on a person’s self-esteem, especially if you have a lot of it. Acne at both times is caused by clogged pores. The number one reason why we at The Center For Plastic Surgery encourage our patients to wash their face with a cleansing device like the Clarisonic is to get rid of the things clogging the pores. Oil can build up and clog the pores whether from overproduction at a younger age or small pores caused by years of sun damage. When you wash your face with a Clarisonic and an exfoliating cleanser you unclog the pores and prevent the inflammation. The Clarisonic has been shown to unclog the pores many times better than washing otherwise.
The dryness of the air inside during this time of year can make your skin feel exceptionally dry. This is made much worse if you have not been keeping the outer dead cell layer thinned. Washing your face with a gentle exfoliating facial scrub will help you get rid of the dry dead cell layer, exposing the hydrated layer below. This is our preferred care instead of using moisturizers.
Washing your face with an exfoliating cleanser also helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. If the dead cells build up, they tend to weight down the skin making it more likely to crinkle as the underlying support layer thins. This is also the reason we strongly recommend against the use of moisturizers as they also add weight to the skin.
Washing your face every night before bed is one of the best (and easiest) things that you can do for your skin and your self-esteem. If you want to learn more about how to take better care of your skin, contact our Highland’s office today. Call us at (828) 526-3783.