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Skin Cleansing Top 5 Practical Yet Simple Tips

Skin Cleansing Top 5 Tips

Our weekdays are busy; weekends are busier! We mostly find ourselves racing against time. We cannot forget attention to our skin. Today’s discussion will focus on the top 5 practical yet simple skin cleansing tips.

This post will also answer several commonly asked questions:

1)How do I cleanse my skin?
2)What is the best cleanser for my skin?
3)What should I look for in a skin cleanser or face wash?
4)How can I clean my skin naturally?
5)How to thoroughly cleanse skin?
6)What is the best face cleanser?
7)Are skin cleansers good for your skin?

1) Skin cleansing twice daily.

Our skin is constantly remodeling. The skin lays collagen-building blocks during the resting period (A.K.A. sleep), and old skin cells are shedding during this time. Excess sebum collects over the skin cells at night. Therefore, before beginning the day, skin cleansing is essential to remove the overnight shedding. 

Our skin is fighting against various environmental factors (heat, cold, sunlight, pollution, etc.) and accumulates dirt, grime, debris, and some more dead cells. Suppose these impurities stay over the skin for a long time, clogged pores, and interrupt the skin’s barrier function. Before the skin begins necessary repairing during our sleep, removing these unwanted substances from the skin is vital.

We recommend skin cleansing twice daily, once in the morning and before bedtime.

2) Avoid long hot showers.

We all love hot showers, especially during the winter, and we also like to take a shower for a long time, don’t we?

One may ask- Does hot water cause itchy skin? Why do I feel itchy after a shower? Why do I get a rash every time I take a shower?

A prolonged shower and hot water will strip the skin of its natural protectants (oils) and leave the skin dry. Dry skin will easily breakdown and open the skin barrier. An open skin barrier will cause nerves to get irritated; this irritation manifests as an itching sensation. Scratching on the irritated skin acts as an entry point for fungi, bacteria, and viruses into the skin. 

Using hot water for a shower suddenly increases the skin’s local temperature, and our body attempts to correct it by sending more blood in that area; this causes redness.

Solution: Keep showers short, use high-quality soap, and use lukewarm water.

3) Pat dry your skin rather than scrubbing it hard with your towel. 

Skin requires tender loving care. Ideal exfoliation removes the most superficial layer of the skin. Hard and repeated rubbing of any scrub will injure the younger, budding cells. The youthful skin cells give you that great look, but you end up damaging them by friction!

The best exfoliation is the gentle one.

4) How do I clean the skin and nose folds?

Skin folds are areas where the skin is lax and folding. The skin folds allow more significant movement of underlying organs and add flexibility to joints. Examples of skin folds in our body are eyelids, back of the ears, neck, underarms, breast, back, groin, and folds over all the joints. 

Due to the presence of higher temperature and moisture, fungi love to grow in these folds. Keeping the skin folds clean is essential to avoid skin infection and damage. One may spend double the time cleansing a skin fold than the skin over the rest of the body. 

Be sure to dry skin folds entirely at the end of cleansing. Apply a natural moisturizer in these areas; it should not be sticky or greasy.

5) Water, Water, Water

An average adult should consume 2.7 to 3.7-liter of water(up to 130 oz as per R.D.I.- Recommended Dietary Intake) daily. Water requirement fluctuates with the activity of our body and the season of the year. Summers and strenuous exercise (hiking in summer) may require more water than a walk on a cold winter day. 

What does water do for my skin?

Seventy percent (70%) of our body is water. Water helps skin cells stay moist and hydrated. Adequate moisture and hydration promote skin elasticity and helps skin look younger for a long time. 

How do I know if I am drinking enough water? 

Simple. Check the color of your urine! 

A well-hydrated body will discard excess water, and the color of urine will be clear to light yellow. A darker color means you need more water.

Q & A Time!

1)How do I cleanse my skin?

Perform skin cleansing twice daily. Use a natural, pH-balanced, gentle cleanser. Use lukewarm water. Rub gently. Pat dry the skin. Pay special attention while cleansing skin folds.

2)What is the best cleanser for my skin? How to thoroughly cleanse my skin?

Use a natural, pH-balanced, gentle cleanser or natural soap. Use lukewarm water to moisten the skin before applying the cleanser and remove the soap or cleanser after gently rubbing. Skin cleansing is that easy!

3)What should I look for in a skin cleanser or face wash? How can I clean my skin naturally? What is the best face cleanser?

Check the back panel of the bottle or package for ingredients. Look for familiar names; avoid synthetic cleansers. Serene Face Cleanser TM is an example of a natural, gentle, pH-balanced cleanser. For the skin of the body, use Organic, plant-based shower gel.

4)Are skin cleansers good for your skin?

For effective skin cleansing, you will need a cleanser to bind sebum, dirt, grime, and unwanted oils and remove them from your skin. Using just water will not do the job. 

Again, use a natural, pH-balanced, gentle cleanser or natural soap. If you notice skin irritation, excessive dryness, or rash, reduce the amount or change the product.

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Olive- A Gem with Skin Benefits

olive a gem with skin

Olive is the fruit of the olive tree. Extra virgin olive oil is first and cold-pressed extraction with excellent health benefits.

Let’s learn more about Olive oil’s benefits on Skin Health and appearance.

Olive Oil is rich in vitamin E, vitamin K, oleic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid, and palmitic acid.

Effects of Olives on Skin Health

1) Antioxidant effect– Oxidative stress causes the skin to age faster and causes unwanted dark spots and blemishes. Olive oil’s Vitamin E and K prevents oxidative stress on the skin and deters aging signs.

2) Anti-inflammatory action– Many skin conditions are inflammation based. What is Inflammation? It’s a process in which our body reacts to specific insults or allergens. The most common one is the Autoimmune/allergic inflammatory reaction. When the cells of our immune system fight with our skin cells, inflammation occurs. This reaction is commonly known as dermatitis/eczema etc. Many people use and try many chemically formed creams/serum/lotions without reading their ingredient list (more info on out How to read the label). Sadly, chemicals cause unwanted reactions and further damage to our skin.

We will discuss how to find the culprit of all these problems. Are you excited?

Your search should start with your shower gel/soap.
a) Does my shower gel produce lots of foam?

b) Does it smell intense?

c) Do you feel dry after a shower?

d) Do you have to apply body lotion after a shower to calm itchy skin?

If you answer “yes” to any of those, then this is the time to change your shower gel or soap.

Most shower gel products and soaps contain chemicals that produce a large amount of foam. Artificial foam is a potent surfactant that removes skin-friendly oils, leaving a dry, itchy skin. Many bathing products contain mainly Castor oil and Palm oil due to its low cost and mass production. However, these oils can be harsh on our skin.

3) Skin Barrier repair and protection: Antimicrobial barrier and effect
Our skin contains many skin-friendly nano organisms that act as a barrier to repair and protect skin layers. It somewhat acts as a very weak antimicrobial that does not harm skin cells but prevents excess growth of harmful bacterias. Olive oil is ideal for protecting that skin barrier.

4) Permeability enhancer- I am sure all of us remember our chemistry class that a membrane allows the transfer of particles from one side to another. Well! The same principle applies here. That means it should retain moisturizer after shower or cleaning the skin, right? Well, here you go, Olive oil has the solution for that. It maintains and increases the permeability of the skin membrane so that it will not become dry.


Organic Shower Gels and Serene Face Cleanser from Kusum Cosmetics use USDA Certified Organic Olive Castile Soap, Himalayan Pink Salt, and Organic Essential Oils. Our products are preserved with natural preservatives. This unique combination provides gentle and effective skin cleansing while protecting it from dryness.

We hope you enjoyed reading this and stay tuned for more exciting articles.

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