Valeant Pharmaceuticals

(Last Updated On: June 4, 2021)

National Cleanse Your Skin Week was submitted by Valeant Pharmaceuticals to encourage proper skincare year the whole year round.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved the day in July of 2016.

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The Makers of CeraVe® Skincare Declare

July 1, 2016 – Bridgewater, NJ – Valeant Consumer Healthcare, the makers of CeraVe® Skincare, has declared August 1 – 7, 2016 as National Cleanse Your Skin Week. This designated week, which is officially listed on the National Day Calendar, is designed to bring heightened awareness to the importance of facial skin cleansing during the hottest, muggiest part of the summer.

“Cleansing one’s face correctly is important throughout the year,” says NYC dermatologist, Joshua Zeichner, MD. “In the summer there may be a tendency to cleanse more frequently and even more vigorously to remove perspiration and dirt in the air, as well as makeup, sunscreen and even chlorine and salt water that may have accumulated after a day at the beach or poolside. For some skin types such as dry, oily or acne-prone, over-cleansing can cause more harm than good.”

CeraVe®, a line that is developed with dermatologists, offers these tips to help skin survive the summer looking soft and healthy:
It is advisable to cleanse your skin in the morning and evening, but over-washing can lead to skin irritation and inflammation. Use a gentle liquid cleanser that’s made for your skin type, such as CeraVe® Hydrating Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin or CeraVe® Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that a lot of lather means a cleanser is good for your skin. You may not need lots of lather to achieve effective cleansing.
Washcloths may be irritating to the skin. If reused, they can carry bacteria and fungi that can lead to acne and other skin conditions.
Always cleanse before going to bed to avoid having dirt, oil and makeup get on your pillow and transfer back to your skin.
If your face is flushed and sweaty from exercise, let it calm down for a few minutes by rinsing with cool water. Avoid facial scrubs because they can be harsh especially if you have sensitive skin.

You shouldn’t need a calendar to always remember to treat your skin with respect and gentle care. But, keep in mind that the summer comes with its own special requirements, so switch your routine to match the season. Don’t forget … winter is right around the corner!

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About Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, eye health, consumer healthcare and other pharmaceutical products. More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals can be found at

Colleen Krause
The Lane Communications Group

CeraVe is a registered trademark of Valeant Pharmaceuticals® International, Inc. or its affiliates.
© 2016 Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

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