4 Facial Cleansers Your Skin Will Love.
We know it! Cleansing your skin is one of the most important steps in a balanced skincare routine. But, depending on what you’re after, there are many ways to wash.
Whether you love that foaming, bubbly feeling from a wash-off cleanser, or you prefer a quick sweep of a cleansing face wipe, there’s a facial cleanser out there, for you. Not sure where to start?
1. The micellar water…
for rinse free cleansing
What’s a micellar water?
Even though it looks just a lot like water, this cleanser uses micelles (clever cleansing bubbles) to attract dirt like a magnet, and to lift make-up and impurities from your skin without disrupting your skin’s natural barrier.
How do I use micellar water?
A small amount on a cotton pad, swept across your skin will pick up dirt - you don’t need to rinse!
What’s a micellar water great for?
If you need a gentle, rinse-free cleanser that effectively cleanses skin for all skin types.
Keep a big bottle of micellar water in your bathroom as a beauty basic, so cleansed skin will always be within easy reach!
2. The wash-off cleanser…
for that foamy, rinse off feel
What’s a wash-off cleanser?
A more traditional way to wash your face; a dollop of cleanser (either gel or creamy in texture) is mixed with water on your skin – it usually foams (taking dirt with it) and once rinsed, gives skin a lovely freshly cleansed and revitalised feeling and ready for your next skincare steps.
How do I use a wash-off cleanser?
A small dollop massaged in circular motions across your face. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
What’s a wash-off cleanser great for:
Getting rid of dirt and impurities in a refreshing, foamy format. If your skin is very dry, this may not be for you.
Look for soap-free formulas that won’t dry out your skin.
3. The facial cleansing oil…
a new way to wash for nourished, cleansed skin
What’s a facial cleansing oil?
A little unusual but oh-so effective, an oil based cleanser attracts the dirt and impurities in your skin, without stripping your skin of its natural oils and leaving it feeling moisturised and nourished.
How do I use a facial cleansing oil?
Using dry hands, massage the cleansing oil into your dry skin and then once it’s fully massaged into skin, rinse with lukewarm water. It’ll emulsify and go milky (right about… now), making it a breeze to rinse off. Make-up? Stands no chance against a cleansing oil, including waterproof mascara.
What’s a facial cleansing oil great for?
In fact, this one’s great for oily skin types (as oil attracts oil), and dry skin types too, as it’ll help nourish skin without leaving it feeling greasy.
Try holding a warm, wet face cloth, over your freshly cleansed face for a few minutes to remove excess cleanser – and for a lovely spahh like moment.
4. The facial cleansing wipes…
for on-the-go convenient cleansing
What’s a face wipe?
Facial cleansing wipes are soft fibre wipes infused with all the cleansing benefits of a face wash.
How do I use a face wipe?
Any way you like! A wipe is such a convenient way to effectively remove dirt and impurities, without upsetting your skin. Simply sweep one across your skin and don’t forget to use both sides of the wipe!
What’s a face wipe great for?
Cleansing on-the-go is the number one benefit of this one! From a gym to a travel buddy, they work wonderfully - even when there’s no bathroom sink in sight! Wobbly red lipstick? A facial cleansing wipe is a quick fix for make-up touch ups.
Don’t forget your hairline when cleansing, foundation and dirt can build up here. And when you’re done, pop it in the bin, don’t flush.
Whichever way you decide to cleanse your skin, there’s a different kind of facial cleanser out there, for you.