Cleaning your face isnâ€™t what it used to be. While soap and water were once your only options, there are now dozens of new products that claim to be the answer to truly â€œperfectâ€ skin. Before you become overwhelmed by this sea of innovative cleansers, find out which oneâ€”if anyâ€”will work best for your skin type.
1. Cleansing Powders
Best for: Oily and/or sensitive skin
Powdered cleansers work by mechanical exfoliation, or physically scrubbing the skin with an abrasive,. As you rub them against your skin, they help to take off the dead skin layers, as well as the surface dirt and bacteria.To use, mix in a little bit of water to the chalky powder before massaging the (now) liquid cleanser into the skin. These are great for oily skin because, not only do they remove dirt, but they also help control oil production.
They can also be good for people with blackheads and clogged pores because mechanical exfoliation can help improve that.Infused with pulverized minerals, plant-based exfoliators and botanical enzymes, theyâ€™re less harsh than microbead scrubs (which are actually being phased out by several companies because of environmental concerns)â€”so they also work well on sensitive skin.
2. Konjac Sponges
Best for: Acne-prone and/or sensitive skin
The konjac sponge is made from the root of a plant and is totally natural since it’s composed of vegetable fibres. It works by gentle exfoliation of the skin, and it can be used with or without soap. Because itâ€™s made from a natural fibre, it absorbs water very easily and has a fine texture and is never too roughâ€”ideal for those with sensitive skin. The sponge is also great for oily, acne-prone skin because it brushes closely against the surface to unclog pores and gently exfoliate. You can also use it if youâ€™re pregnant or breast-feeding and you donâ€™t want to use any facial cleanser.
3. Cleansing Devices
Best for: Acne- and/or aging-prone skin
Clarisonic has brought a whole slew of cleaning devices to the market, they work by sonic cleansing. It massages the skin with a motion that works to remove impurities, and itâ€™s been proven to remove six times the dirt, bacteria, and make-up that regular facial cleansing does. If you suffer from acne or have anti-ageing concerns, this is the new-age option for you. There are studies that show they take off dead skin and help anti-ageing products to penetrate better.MYNEWSHUB