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The Importance of Facial Cleansing for Men

Published on January 27, 2016

As any medical spa in Orem will happily tell you, skin care is equally important for men and women. In fact, med spas have seen an upswing in their male client base as men become more attuned to the importance of skin care for fighting signs of aging, preventing and treating adult acne, and avoiding skin cancer. Keep reading to learn why facial cleansing should be an essential part of any man’s skin care plan.

Prevent Aging

In conjunction with sunscreen and moisturizer, the right skin cleanser can effectively prevent premature aging of the skin. Cleansing your face before bed is especially important because the skin’s temperature naturally rises overnight, leading to moisture loss. By washing your face and applying a moisturizer, you can ensure your skin looks fresh and healthy the next morning.

Fight Acne

The right skin cleanser can both prevent and fight acne. Sebum, sweat, and dead skin cells can become trapped when excess dirt builds up on your face. The lack of sebum on your skin allows bacteria to penetrate, causing inflammation and adult acne. Skin cleaners are also regularly prescribed by a spa as a form of acne treatment themselves. For example, face washes with salicylic acid are designed to fight acne by unclogging pores and preventing lesions. Even if you don’t suffer from acne, failing to wash your face can cause your pores to become permanently enlarged.

Enhance Products

A medical spa will often recommend using a facial cleanser in conjunction with a holistic skin care plan. That is because properly cleaning your skin is vital for allowing other products to be absorbed. Using a cleanser will help your delicate facial skin absorb sunscreen, lotion, and any specialized products your spa recommends to treat skin conditions. Whether you suffer from adult acne or are dealing with dry or sun damaged skin, using the right cleanser will ensure that your other skin care products work as designed.