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Benefits of Face Cleansers and Washes:
Is cleanser the same as face wash?
Both facial cleansers and face washes are formulas created to remove dirt, oil, debris and makeup from your skin. Typically, cleansers are a bit milder—they contain gentler ingredients and moisturizers, and they don’t foam up—while face washes tend to be a bit stronger and will foam up when combined with water. Cleansers are generally favored by people with dry and/or sensitive skin because the ingredients are so gentle, while facial washes are preferred by people with oilier skin types because they are more deep cleaning. However, neither facial cleanser or face wash are exceptionally harsh, and both are excellent ways to cleanse the skin without stripping or irritation.
Do face cleansers or face washes remove makeup?
Yes, face washes and face cleansers are both excellent ways to remove makeup without stripping the skin or leaving it feeling dry or tight. A gel foaming cleanser will whip up into a gentle foam cleanser that will whisk away makeup and impurities and leave skin feeling clean and smooth. One tip—if you’re wearing lots of makeup on any given day, try a double cleanse. Before bed, apply your cleanser, rinse and then reapply and rinse again for extra cleansing power.
Should I use face cleanser daily?
Your face cleanser should always be the first step in your morning and evening skin care routines. A daily cleanser is gentle enough to use in the morning to remove dirt and oil that may have built up overnight. A clean, non-irritating fragrance free skin cleanser formula will leave your skin feeling refreshed and ready for your makeup. Gently cleanse your face before bed to remove makeup and all the dirt of the day. A cleansing balm is a perfect way to end the day. It’s a solid balm cleanser that softens as you massage it into your skin to instantly melt away makeup. Day and night, follow your cleanser with toner and serum and moisturizer.
How do I cleanse my face with face cleanser?
Start by selecting the best formula for your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, choose a rich, non-foaming face cleanser. If you have acne prone skin, choose a formula that is an acne clarifying cleanser with salicylic acid. Next, secure your hair away from your face in order to reach all the skin up to your hairline. Wash your hands and moisten your face and neck with warm water. Dispense a dime-to-nickel-sized amount of cleanser into your hands and then apply to your face. Gently massage the face cleanser into your skin with your fingertips, extending it up into your hairline, onto your jawline and down onto your neck. Massage with upward/circular strokes for about 60 seconds. Be sure to work the face cleanser into the sides of your nose and the top crease of your chin where oil and debris tend to accumulate. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then pat dry with a towel.
Should I apply cleanser on wet or dry skin?
Your cleanser will be most effective if you wet your skin first. This will help the face cleanser go on more smoothly and spread more evenly.