Hello! I'm back with whatever you need to know about the cleansing. Why exactly is cleansing so important? How to choose a good cleanser?
Cleansing is such an important step in your skin care routine, but it is so often overlooked. But what about it is it so important? Throughout the day, dust and pollutants collects on your skin; in addition to that, your skin produces oil throughout the day and your pores open up. This is the ideal condition for microorganisms to flourish and cause skin irritation and acne. Worse still, if you go to sleep with a full make up or a face with make up not thoroughly cleansed off, your pores will be clogged with the make up overnight and that causes skin irritation too. Therefore, it is always important to have a good cleansing routine.
Primary cleansing: purpose is for removing your make up
Secondary cleansing: purpose is for deep cleansing of your pores
Although some people only use secondary cleansers, if you are more acne prone, having a primary cleanser and a secondary cleanser is a good combination to have. Did you know that some sunscreen cannot be removed with just secondary cleansers?
Now let's talk about the different type of cleansers and how they are useful.
Cleansing gel and cleansing foam: Good as a secondary cleanser or for morning cleansing. These two are particularly more suitable for oily skin type, this is because they are usually water based. They are not too moisturizing like a cleansing cream. Try taking a bit and rubbing it in your palm before working it on your face.
Cleansing cream: Similarly used as a secondary cleanser or for morning cleansing. However, this is more suitable for people with dry skin because they can be oil based and does not dry your skin up like a cleansing gel or foam. Similar to cleansing gel and foam, rub it in between your palms first before applying it to your face.
Cleansing water: This can be used as a primary cleanser because some of them do a great job at removing your bb cream or foundation. Typically instead of applying using your hands, you would use a cotton pad to remove your make up. However, I do not suggest using this to remove waterproof make up, because it can be ineffective in removing them.
Cleansing oil: This is every good as a primary cleanser for removing waterproof make up. Depending on the brand of the product, you can apply it directly on dry skin and use water to slowly emulsify or apply it on wet skin and slowly work your way through the pores.
Cleansing wipes: This is also a good primary cleanser for removing waterproof make up depending on the type of liquid it is soaked in.
When cleansing, it is always good to take a few mins (like at least 3-5 mins) to slowly clean your face and the pores. Go in a circular motion and that will also help in the cleansing process and cleanse your entire face, that includes near to where your hairline starts too. Remember not to go lazy on cleansing and do it fast because it might not be able to remove all the impurities on your skin.
Next blog post will be about toner, stay tuned to it...