The most essential skincare regimen includes three things: cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. You need to cleanse in the morning when you wake up, and again before bed. This will clear the pores of any buildup from your pillow and from the oils and sweat you produce, as well as environmental toxins and grime. Plus, you need to “cleanse” the canvas to which you will apply other products for them to be effective.
After washing, you should exfoliate the skin—but only twice a week. This gentle abrasive cream will remove dead skin cells and keep them from clogging the pores, while promoting your healthiest, most youthful cells to the surface of the skin.
Afterwards—morning and night—always rehydrate with a moisturizer, to nourish the cells, restore moisture (it’s all in the name), and create a protective layer atop the skin that prevents toxins from entering the pores.