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Particularly during the bone-dry winter season , cleansing is one of the most—if not the most—significant steps in a conscious skin-care regimen. Foremost, because it’s essential to strike that delicate balance of lifting every last bit of dirt and makeup while preserving natural oils. And yet, over-cleansing the skin will leave your complexion noticeably parched. “The squeaky-clean feeling you may experience after using foaming cleanser or traditional bar soap is actually harmful to your skin,” explains Manhattan dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D. “Stripping the skin of essential oils may disrupt the skin barrier, leading to dryness and inflammation.” This is where oil-based cle... Full story

23 December