For many of us, cleansing our face at the end of the day is a pretty basic, boring thing to check off the to-do list. The actives are the fun part, right? Who cares about the cleansing step?
However, the cleansing step is actually very important. Probably the most important. And without it, the rest of your skincare won’t be able to do its job.
But how do you know if you're washing your face properly? And which cleanser is the best for your skin type?
Let's chat about a few things to know for the next time you cleanse your face.
What Is a Cleanser and Why Do You Need One?
A cleanser is a product designed to remove makeup, oil and debris from the skin. Using the right one for your skin type will help you achieve and maintain healthy skin.
Meh, but do I really need one? Why should I care about cleanser?
Well... because clogged pores, dullness and skin texture. Also acne breakouts and irritation.
It's true, not washing your face properly may lead to all of the above. And even if your skincare arsenal is packed with the best products money can buy, applying them without removing your makeup and sunscreen properly is basically setting yourself up for failure.
Dirt, makeup, sunscreen and oil are much harder to remove from the skin than you think. If you skip this step, your other skincare products won't work.
You can learn more about how to cleanse with the best cleanser for your skin type in this YouTube video below.