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Most people rarely put much thought into washing their face. But did you know that some of the things you do while washing your face may actually lead to oily skin, excessive drying, or even acne breakouts?

The following tips will ensure that your facial cleansing regimen helps you maintain beautiful, healthy skin:

  • Use a simple, gentle cleanser that will remove germs, dirt, and excess oils without robbing your skin of moisture.
  • Don’t obsess too much about your facial cleansing regimen. While it is a good idea to wash your face once or twice a day, anything more than that can cause your skin to start producing too much oil, which may lead to breakouts. Don’t go to sleep with old makeup or sunscreen on your face. But if you didn’t sweat or use heavy makeup on a particular day, there is no harm in skipping your daily facial cleansing.
  • Cold or lukewarm water is more effective than hot water when washing your face. If you use water that is too hot, it may remove healthy natural oils from your skin.
  • While exfoliating is a great way to remove dead skin cells and improve the condition of your skin, it should be done sparingly. Exfoliating too often can actually create more problems with your skin than it solves. Ideally, you should only exfoliate once or twice a week.
  • Use a gentle, clean cloth when drying your face, and pat your skin dry instead of using a rubbing motion. This will allow a fine mist of water remain on your face which will be sealed into the surface of your skin when you use your moisturizer.
  • Be gentle when washing around your eyes. The skin in this region is very delicate.

La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers a wide range of medical grade skin care productswhich can be combined with your facial cleansing routine to maintain beautiful, healthy skin. At your initial consultation, Dr. Mani will recommend the right combination of products for your unique skin type and skin conditions.

Please contact La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule your initial skin care consultation. Dr. Mani serves patients in San Diego and La Jolla, California.