It’s spring cleaning season, and why not detoxify the skin too? Starting with the most visible part: the face. And yes, in the spring, we like to chase winter habits, we like renewal, so it’s time to move on to facial cleansing, and this, with the best products available.
If you want clear, healthy skin, cleansing is arguably the most important step. A facial cleanser is the backbone of any skincare routine and is the first step to keeping your skin looking great.
That’s why it’s essential to use the right formula for a beautiful skin cure.
Yet finding the right cleanser for your skin is often overlooked in many people’s skincare routine. Your facial cleanser can play a vital role in the effectiveness of the rest of your skincare regimen.
So how do you find the right cleanser? We have selected the best mines to find the best for your face.
Why use a good face wash?
The pores of the skin are clogged every day by pollution, an excess of sebum often on the T zone, dirtiness by the dust that we frequent on a daily basis and by make-up which, with its tiny colored particles, leaves a veil on the skin. .
Leaving your skin “bare” with just a cream is therefore essential to its radiance.
If your cleanser is too harsh, your skin will become dry, irritated or sensitized. While if your cleanser is too rich, it can leave a residue that will clog your pores. Both cases are to be completely avoided.
For a natural cleaning, we advise you to use our cleaning glove. Woven by hand, it can be used alone or in pairs with a cleanser such as soap, foam, milk or micellar water. (NEW PRODUCT JUNE 2023)
How to effectively cleanse your face?
Facial cleansers come in a few categories including foam, cream, milk, and micellar water. What are each of them used for? More explanation below.
Clean your face with soap
Soap-type cleansers are natural, foaming cleansers that when massaged into your skin activate a dense lather. They are known for their effectiveness in removing impurities. They are also known to be a bit drying. However, not all foaming cleansers are created equal.
With a cream or milk cleanser
Cleansing creams have a thicker, creamier consistency. They are also known to cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Cleansing creams can also be in the form of “milk” or “lotion”.
It’s debatable whether cream cleansers should be categorized as oil or water-based cleansers because they contain moisturizing ingredients. Some are also used for makeup removal.
Although some cleansing creams can remove most types of makeup, prefer to use an oil-based cleanser when cleansing like our Cleansing Milk Make-up remover (based on dates and argan oil).
Detoxify the skin with micellar water
Micellar water is a cleanser that you do not need to rinse off with water. Micellar waters work like water cleansers by removing impurities and helping to tone and purify the skin.
Thus, the micellar water can be simply brushed over your face with a cotton ball to remove dirt.
If your skin needs deep cleansing, this is a great option in your facial cleansing process.
How to determine the best cleanser for your skin?
A general rule for choosing a cleanser is to base it on your skin type (Also read the ideal beauty product for my skin type ) .
So the best advice is to pay attention to how your skin looks and feels and adapt your routine accordingly.
Cleansers aren’t right for everyone because they depend on each person’s environment, lifestyle, and skincare goals.
For optimal use, it is important to use a gentle cleanser that is not too abrasive. The goal is to cleanse the skin without leaving the face feeling stiff, irritated, dry or tense.
If you have oily skin, foaming cleansers are a great option as they are often the most effective at helping to control oil production. They will still have to be specially designed for this purpose and do not use body soaps.
Cleansing creams and oils are a great option for dry skin due to their moisturizing qualities. Oil cleansers are also great for double cleansing.
And on days when you’re not satisfied enough with your usual facial cleansing, using a micellar water can give you an extra feeling of freshness.
(By the way, we wrote an article on differences between a cleansing milk and a micellar water, we invite you to read it.)
Important: Look for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (aka SLS) in the ingredient list of your cleanser.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is commonly used in cleansing products such as shower gels, cleansers, shampoos and hand cleansers. It gives these products their frothy and bubbly consistency. But SLS is a skin irritant. Cleansers containing SLS can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause dry, irritated skin. They can similarly irritate your eyes.
We hope this article has given you some insight into the types of cleansers available and how to choose a facial cleanser that’s right for you.
Don’t get sucked into a particular category of cleaners because of your friends. Indeed, everything will depend on how your skin reacts to the different formulations. Always trust your instincts when it comes to skincare, because it all comes down to personal preference.
And at any time, if you have any doubts, contact our advisers via our various social networks, they will be happy to help you.