You’ve just finished lunch…
You take your plate over to the sink and give it a quick wipe.
How comfortable would you be eating off that plate again?
Not very, I hope!
All you’ve done is move the dirt around. Chances are, there are still bits of food stuck to your plate.
For a really good clean, you need some washing-up liquid and a really good rinse.
We know the comparison is icky, but the truth is… many people do something just like that to their face every night!
You see, at the end of every day, you have dirt, oil and makeup all over your skin.
It all needs to come off before you go to sleep, because if you spend the next 8 hours with that dirt on your face, you’ll end up with spots, blackheads and clogged pores.
But all too often, people head over to their bathroom sink and clean their skin with a face wipe.
We understand why.
Face wipes are so quick and convenient. And when you can’t wait to go to sleep, that counts for a lot.
The problem is, just like that dishcloth, face wipes mostly just move the dirt around on your face!
Yes, they’ll remove a bit of the makeup on the surface.
But they can’t break down the oil, debris and heavier makeup, so all that irritating material gets left on your skin.
It’s almost as if you never cleaned your face at all!
What’s more, lots of face wipes use strong chemicals and preservatives which strip your skin of its natural oil content. This can irritate and dry out your skin.
And if your skin is naturally oily, it will make the problem worse. Your skin will start over-compensating by producing more oil.
Often, people come to Parfaire believing that they have difficult skin problems. But many are just using face wipes and other harsh skincare products that are doing more harm than good.
So if you’re using face wipes regularly, please stop! They’re just a marketing ploy.
Replace them with a really good cleanser which will clean your face properly.
We recommend Stonecrop Cleansing Oil, the same cleanser we use in clinic before every single one of our services.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Oil attracts oil”?
The oil in this cleanser bonds with the oil left on your skin by your makeup, making it easy to remove. And it does this without stripping your skin of essential moisture.
Then follow up with any other regular cleanser of your choice to remove the residue – just like we do when we treat you in clinic.
Ask us about Stonecrop Cleansing Oil next time you come into clinic. Or to order a bottle now, hit ‘reply’ to this email or call us on (626) 844-7273.
We know that using a real cleanser is less convenient, but the reality is that it takes just 30 seconds instead of 15 seconds – and your skin will be so much the better for it…
…Because unfortunately, the cleansing effect that face wipes give is just an illusion.