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The Real Dirt on Washing Your FaceUpdated February 14, 2014
Have you ever thought that you scrub too much when washing your face? You may be correct. Most of us assume that if we have a skin-care condition, that if we scrub with more intensity we can solve the problem. But experts have found that no condition including acne and age spots can be scrubbed away. Too much washing can cause dryness, some foaming cleansers may be too harsh on your skin, and having that squeaky clean feeling may potentially damaging your skin. So what do experts think we should do to get the dirt off our faces and have healthy, vibrant skin? Dr. Mark Jewell believes that the Clarisonic Aria Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush is the best approach as it offers deep cleansing with a gentler touch. This ultrasonic cleansing brush has been scientifically proven to be better than your hands, wash cloth or luffa sponge. It massages the skin and opens the pores to release debris. Actually patients report that this motorized, face-washing device has renewed interest in facial cleansing by making it seem less of a chore. Many people, men especially, wash their faces with a bar of soap or water only. Not all cleansers are created equal. Dr. Jewell and his aesthetician, Sherry LaVelle, have researched different cosmecuetical lotions, and they have an array of specialized products (Obaji, NIA,Neostrata) to better serve different skin types. Each person’s skin is a living breathing organ that reacts to the environment, diet, and health of the individual. People with acne can benefit from treatments that deliver medicine to the skin such as Renova. This trentinoin cream helps to exfoliate and stimulate your collagen bundles to build collagen or elasticity which is great for all of our skin. Photoaged skin with hyperpigmentation and sallowness is best treated with prescription strength hydroquinone. Dr. Jewell suggests that if you are interested in better more radiant skin have a consultation with his expert at the Jewell District Medical Spa. She will get you on a personalized approach to healthier skin. Individuals with dry, lifeless skin can benefit from a HydraFacial that cleans, exfoliates, peels,extracts debris, and hydrates the skin with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid which nourishes and protects the skin. Call us for an appointment and we can help you get the dirt off your face!