Most people only spend 20 seconds on washing their face, which is not nearly enough time to penetrate the layer of sebum, pollutants and cosmetic debris that coat the skin’s surface. In most cases, that layer remains on the skin, preventing moisturizers and other skincare products from doing their work while dulling the skin’s appearance and contributing to congestion.
According to a new survey by Wakefield Research for Dermalogica, “every 1 in 4 women (23%) have gone three days or more without washing their face, 42% of women admit they’ve applied a new layer of makeup over day-old makeup, and 24% of women admit they’ve skipped washing their face after exercising.” If that’s not enough to make you gag, “54% of women admit they’ve stained bedsheets by going to sleep with makeup on their face.” YUCK!
Now, you can give your complexion a fighting chance for a youthful-looking, radiant and clear glow! Dermalogica and NY-based Celebrity Dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe, both swear by double cleansing, which is a surefire way to combat the above issues. Begin with PreCleanse Balm (an oil-based cleanser) followed by a gentle cleanser that is specific to your skin condition. While double cleansing with your traditional cleanser may partially remove oil-based debris, only the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that starts with PreCleanse, an oil-based cleanser, can help to liquefy sebum and oil-based debris from skin’s surface. It can adequately penetrate layers of oily debris for complete removal, ensuring a more intense, more professional and more thorough level of clean.
Bottom line: No matter how tired you are from fashion week, don’t skip the precleanse! You and your skin will regret it.