Face cleansers are used to help aid the removal of dead skin cell build-up and the removal of dirt from clogged pores. Cleansers can be anything from baby wipes and balms to micellar water to foaming gels and oils. Each person has their own preference, depending on their skin type. If you are a makeup artist or a facial spa specialist, you'll already know the importance of cleansing. If you're new to cleansing, here's why you should be doing it and when.
Why Use Face Cleansers?
Giving your face a cleanse is something we should be trying to do a few times a day. It's recommended that you try to cleanse once in the morning and once before bed. We often get a build-up of dirt, oil, makeup, sunscreen, sweat and dead skin cells. By scrubbing twice a day, you'll help to remove those unwanted clogged pores. During the night you sweat and produce sebum, which is a naturally occurring oil. It'll allow for the products you're trying to apply to go on easier and are more likely to have an even finish or better effect.
Which Face Cleansers Should You be Using for Your Skin Type?
Different skin types require different products to properly cleanse. Along with proper exfoliation, various products can be used to help aid the removal.
Dry Skin: It's recommended to use gentle cleansing products. Ones that are suited to sensitive skin are generally best. Cleansing lotions are a great way to remove dead skin, while also adding moisture.
Oily Skin: Use an exfoliating cleanser to help penetrate deep into the pores. This will help to remove excess sebum and reduce the visibility of oils.
Combination Skin: A cleansing face mask will be the best. It helps to hydrate the skin while also removing dead skin from the dry areas.
Normal Skin: Cleansing gels or micellar water is best for normal skin types. They are also able to use any of the above but may experience some drying or added moisture.
Finally, you'll need to consider the best product for you and remember to stick to a routine for the best skin possible.
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