To cleanse or not to cleanse. That is the question. Get 4 important facts about cleansing your skin right here!
1. Makeup remover is different to cleanser
Make-up removers are oil-based and remove foundation, blush, concealer, eyeshadow and other cosmetics from the surface of your skin. While both makeup removers and cleansers are used to remove impurities, they are two different skin-care steps. Double-cleansing involves using make up remover first followed by a cleanser. This is called the Double-Cleanse method! Started by the Koreans but loved by millions around the world for the great clean feeling when you are done!
2. Exfoliation doesn’t need it’s own skin care step
Exfoliants are good if you have black/white heads or if you have acne prone skin. But it doesn’t have to be its own skin care step. Exfoliating ingredients like salicylic acid, for example, can be found in cleansers and are useful in getting rid of black or white heads.
3. Micellar water is good when you don’t need a full cleanse
Micellar waters are light facial cleansers with the consistency of water. They contain tiny oil-based molecules suspended in water that help lift and remove dirt and debris from the skin. They are great for refreshing the skin when a full cleanse is not required.
4. If you can only cleanse once, the best time is in the evening
Morning cleansing is not mandatory but it can prepare your skin to better absorb any active skincare ingredients that you might use in the morning. Night time cleansing will remove dirt, oil and pollutants before you head to bed and will help you absorb your moisturiser and other active skin ingredients over night.
5. Know your skin and pick the correct cleanser
Over cleansing can be just as bad as not cleansing at all. Make sure you pick a fragrance-free cleanser. Cleansing is not about stripping the skin of its natural oils, we need to think about it as a process that strengthens the skin and prepares it to face the dangers of our environment! And remember “organic” and “natural” are just marketing terms. Often “natural” cleansers contain oils and fragrances that can cause blocked pores and skin irritation!
The information contained in this blog post is intended as a guide only and should not substitute seeking medical attention. Please see your healthcare provider for more information on suitability of products, treatments or procedures.