Start a skin care routine

The skin is made of an outer thin layer called the epidermis, a thicker inner layer called the dermis, and below that subcutaneous tissues containing healthy fat. Subcutaneous tissue helps conserve the body's heat and acts as a ?shock absorber?? protecting the other organs from injury. Sebaceous glands secrete sebum which lubricates the skin and provides a barrier against bacteria, and deep within the skin sweat glands are located which produce perspiration. The skin also contains nerves that sense cold, heat, pain, pressure, and touch.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is the ultimate defender, temperature regulator, and barrier from harm. It's important that you give your skin proper care so that it can stay healthy and continue to serve you well. Here are a few things you can do to make your skincare regime more effective.

  • Wash your face first thing when you wake up and just before bed. You can use Clearasil's Daily Clear to wash your face in the morning and remove excess oils before you start your day. The same wash can be used just before bed to help remove dirt, bacteria, makeup, and sweat that have accumulated on the skin.
  • If you've had a long day and are not able to take a bath or wash your face at the sink, use Clearasil's face wipes. These can be easily carried in a handbag so that you can keep your face clear and clean throughout the day while at work.
  • Be gentle when washing your face and don't rub the skin to hard when scrubbing or drying as it will make blemishes and pimples become even more red.
  • Exfoliate your skin several times a week to remove dead skin and scrub away the dirt that gets stuck in the pores. You can use Clearasil scrubs for extra scrubbing to clean away the dirt. Avoid scrubbing your face too harshly when using a scrub. Gently apply the scrub on your skin using circular motions and let the roughness of the scrub do the ?scrubbing' work, without you adding any more force.
  • Use Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Treatment Scrub if you feel your skin needs deeper cleaning and protection from scars and new acne.
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