First, I like to go in with a cleanser,
but cleanse just enough.
It’s important that I’m not overly cleansing my skin,
even though it’s tempting,
because it feels like my pore is dirty
and I want to get all that shit out.
Over cleansing can over strip that area,
which means that the skin will overproduce sebum and oil,
which could create the exact problem
that you were looking to avoid, further clogging your pores.
And just over cleansing an area
is really just not good for the skin
because your skin needs moisture
for that area to properly heal.
So typically, personally, I like to go in
with just a basic, simple cleanser.
So the Youth to the People Kale and Green Tea cleanser
is usually my go-to because it works really well
to just clean out my pores without over stripping my skin.
Or I also love the La Roche-Posay purifying cleanser.
Both of these cleansers are non-treatment cleansers.
So they’re just gonna do what they’re supposed to do.
But sometimes I also decide to use a treatment cleanser,
which is something like the Inkey List
Salicylic Acid cleanser, which is formulated
with the ingredient, salicylic acid,
which goes deep into the pores and exfoliates the skin
and gets all the dirt out.