Skin Barrier 101: PRO Tips from MUA & Esthetician Sonia Roselli




The importance of choosing the right cleanser and moisturizer

A common misconception is that the cleanser you use doesn’t matter, but Sonia reminds us why that isn’t always true.

“Knowing your skin type and your skin ‘lifestyle’ (how often you’ll wash your face, do you workout or sweat a lot) is key to choosing this ‘gentle cleanser’,” she says. “Using the wrong cleanser will lead to a broken skin barrier for some, and I am convinced a cleanser is the first step in a great skincare routine. If I am being 1000% honest, I think this is where most skin routines get into a trick bag, and then people wonder why their skin isn’t behaving when they’re using 3000 other skin care products.”  

The Best Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin Types

If you have dry skin, you may do well with a cream or oil cleanser. You definitely don’t want to use anything foaming or gel since it may be too stripping on your skin. Dry skin already has a heightened level of sensitivity, so watch out for any added fragrance, too.

The Best Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin you may like the feel of a gel cleanser. Oily skin tones like the feel of clean skin, but we don’t want that “over-clean” either.

The Best Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

If you’re sensitive, you may want to choose a cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin any more than it already is because sensitive skin usually has a degree of broken skin barrier. Avoid products with fragrance, and lightly pat the face dry.

As you see, a cleanser is more important than you think!

Using the Proper Moisturizer for Dehydrated Skin

Not using the proper moisturizer can cause dehydrated skin, too. Just like finding a good cleanser, finding the right moisturizer is critical. That’s why Sonia created her skincare line to work for all skin types and formulated products that work for every step of your skincare routine.

Her best selling Water Balm Skin Prep is a great moisturizer for all skin types and keeps your skin hydrated and supple for hours. The gel creme formula sinks in swiftly, evens out texture, brightens skin tone, and smooths imperfections. For those with dry skin, Water Oil Skin Prep is designed to give your skin the rich hydration it needs. She formulated both Water Balm & Water Oil to work well under makeup and to also be rich and hydrating enough to be used as a part of your nightly routine.