Q: When does skin really need a deep cleaning? What’s the best way to go about it?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
You’ve probably heard about special diets for detoxifying and cleansing your system. Some of these internal regimens can help decontaminate skin. But purging the skin’s surface of dirt, debris and other pore-clogging bacteria on a consistent basis is important for overall skin health—not to mention a beautiful appearance!
Your daily basics should always including: washing, moisturizing and protecting skin daily (no matter what), with an exfoliating session two to three times per week. As long as you’re following these steps, you’re on the path for success.
If you’re noticing the texture or tone of your skin could use some improvement, a deep-cleansing session may be just what you need. Try this at home, detoxifying MyChelle Facial for the ultimate “deep clean.”
Step 1: Get to cleaning
MyChelle cleansers do more than just clean your skin. With pore-purifying essential oils, exfoliating fruit acids, natural skin brighteners and protecting antioxidants, your skin gets a boost of care from the very start. MyChelle cleansers offer a solution for all types of skin but for the most detoxifying, deep clean try the White Cranberry Cleanser. This naturally exfoliating and pore clearing cleanser brings skin into healthy balance. Willow bark (a natural source of salicylic acid) and Totarol™ help balance the skin, while pomegranate, a super fruit rich in antioxidants and naturally exfoliating fruit acids, protects against environmental aggressors, while keeping pores clear and skin calm.
Step 2: Time to exfoliate
MyChelle exfoliators smooth the look of wrinkles, unclog pores and clear the way for other products to work more effectively. Cellular turnover is enhanced, helping skin to kick in its own innate self-rejuvenating and repair mechanisms, allowing your skin to act younger, healthier and more vibrant. Our powerhouse treatments feature fruit acids and pulps for a skin-brightening and cellular regenerating effect. For a real deep treatment use MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel. Exfoliate and deeply nourish your skin with this award-winning formula of pumpkin pulp, enzymes and fermented juice. Loaded with antioxidants, this fortifying peel rejuvenates and supports cellular integrity while clearing pores and aiding detoxification. Skin is left feeling incredibly soft, smooth and clean with a renewed healthy glow. Due to the highly effective nature of this peel, a patch test is recommended prior to use.
Step 3: Relax and mask
MyChelle masks are designed to target your skins precise needs. Allowing your skin to feed off of a nutrient dense, therapeutic mask a couple times a week can help to draw out blemish-causing impurities, ease inflammation or deeply hydrate to repair sensitive and dry skin. Soothing, restorative masks used regularly help rehabilitate your skin. For the best deep cleaning use our Cranberry Mud Mask which is a blend of richly detoxifying kaolin and bentonite clays which absorb excess oil and debris from pores, while Totarol™ purifies and balances. Cranberry, known as one of the “super fruits” for its high antioxidant content, helps support skin and give it a luminescent glow.
Step 4: Send in the serums
The targeted action of MyChelle serums empower your skin – whether wrinkled, aging, sun-damaged, acne-prone or rosacea-prone conditions are your concern – to correct deeply and keep your skin healthy and beautiful-looking. Serums are highly concentrated and fast-penetrating fluids designed to target specific skin concerns. They provide a potent dose of nutrients and bioactive ingredients deep within the layers of your skin – further than moisturizers can go – and work deeply to bring oil and hydration into balance, strengthen your skin, increase visible firmness and youthful vibrancy.
For the best purifying serum use MyChelle Clear Skin Serum. This potent formula minimizes surface shine while improving the clarity of your skin. Retinol resurfaces skin and clears pore-blocking debris while Montmorillonite clay detoxifies and absorbs excess oil.
Step 5: Repair and protect
Protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays without harsh chemicals. The MyChelle Daily Defense SPF 17 is the perfect way to top your deep cleansing regimen. Nourishing ingredients combine with zinc oxide to hydrate and protect in one step! Astaxanthin, from Hawaiian microalgae, reduces appearance of fine lines, and beta-glucan helps skin retain moisture. Our Daily Defense Cream SPF 17 does not contain harmful chemicals such as octinoxate, octisalate or oxybenzone for SPF protection.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.