Cleansing needs to remove all residue that has accumulated on skin without stripping it. The idea is to keep the hydrolipidic film3 that protects skin, and maintain physiological pH levels. Why? Because a pH that is too basic the perfect host for bacteria and acne! If pimples are a problem, cleaning morning and night is even more important.
- Never use any alcohol, antiseptics or soap that can destroy skin microflora and dry the skin out while unnecessarily raising its pH.
- Specific care such as Sebium Gel Moussant deep cleans oily skin without drying. It perfectly cleanses skin, respects the hydrolopidic film that protects the epidermis, preserves the physiological pH and mattifies for about four hours.
- Alternatively, special acne micellar water has the advantage of being both effective and rapid to use. A quick wipe with a cotton pad is generally enough, and there is no need to rinse. All impurities are removed from skin, whatever their origin. Micellar solutions formulated for acne-prone skin also respect the hydrolipidic film that naturally protects skin and its pH.
1 EMC, Aesthetic Cosmetology and Dermatology, Cleaning Product, Michèle Sayag, October 2014
2 The effect of a daily facial cleanser for normal to oily skin on the skin barrier of subjects with acne, Draelos ZD, Cutis 2006
3 Effect of detergents on Acne, Barry A. Salomon, MD, Alan R. Shalita, MD, 1996