I was reading Marie Claire China yesterday, and the actress they interviewed , Bai Bai He, gave her opinion on facial cleansing. She believes that over cleansing the skin will just strip our face of its natural oils. When possible, mostly when she’s not filming, she doesn’t wash her face for a whole day in order to let her skin rest.
This is similar to a practice I’ve been following since the Winter months have progressed. In the mornings, my face is quite matte, if not sometimes a little dry. I use my Bioderma Crealine and soak up a cotton pad and sweep it across my face to get rid of any debris that may have accumulated overnight. I then follow with a spritz of Avene’s Thermal Water Spray or Cucumber Mist, a souvenir from a co-worker who went to Taiwan over Christmas, to prepare my skin for moisture. Then I apply my usual moisturizer and let that seep in for five minutes before applying makeup.
At night, since I had makeup on throughout the day, I make sure to cleanse my skin thoroughly. I sweep off my makeup with Bioderma Crealine, then use my facial wash, and then follow with my night time skincare regimen (more on that in a future post).
Not washing my face in the morning has definitely helped my skin stay more supple throughout the day. In the winter, our skin tends to be more sensitive — and over stimulating our skin will only aggravate it more. So ladies, this winter, be gentle to your skin. And remember to moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize.
Bioderma Crealine (not pictured)
Avene Eau Thermal Spring Water
Cucumber Mist from Taiwan brand Guan Yuan Liang: all-natural and smells wonderful — great for summer spritzing as well
Marie Claire Beauty January 2013 Issue