Remember the good old days of washing your face with a bar of soap and water? Maybe a washcloth if you were feeling fancy? The sudden influx of cleansers in every conceivable texture, form, and package has made my head spin:Which are the best at removing make-up? Which makes skin dewy? What will dry me out? Thereâ€™s only one way to know: try them all.
Before you read on,identify what your skin type is and what makes it tick. If you’re already fully understood the needs of your skin,consider this list your ultimate guide to cleansing.
Cleansing milk gently removes makeup and grime. It feels like it sounds: a watered-down lotion thatâ€™s delicate to the touch (and smell), making it perfect for irritated, dry, or sensitive skin. Not surprisingly, you won’t need moisturizer after rinsing and patting dry.
No sink available? No problem! Cleansing water is like a cleanser and toner in one. Soak a cotton pad it the barely scented liquid and wipe your face clean. Itâ€™s great for mid-day touch-ups: Dip a Q-tip in the solution to clean up my area before reapplying post-work. It also works as a super gentle make-up remover before or after washing your face if youâ€™re wearing a lot of product.
Shockingly, cleansing oil removes make-up better than anything on this listâ€”the oil penetrates your pores, melting down the dirt and oil and leaving behind a radiant glow without a greasy residue.
Remember back when were little and watching your aunt use Pondâ€™s Cold Cream to â€œtake her face off”? It llooked so luxurious, and the new cleansing balms follow the same principle. Rub it into dry skin to melt away your make-up, and rinse off with warm water and a muslin cloth.
Face scrubs often leave skin feeling soft but it has to be coarse enough to slough the dirt and dead skin cells effectively,too. The best products are a two-in-one. And since microbeads are a no-no, look for natural exfoliants like ground nuts, sugar, coffee, or in this case, bamboo.
Gel for your face? It might sound crazy, but if you love the way the gelatinous texture latches on to the skin, stripping away the dayâ€™s dirt and product build-up. However,it is a bit harsh on the eyes so avoid it getting into your peepers or it will sting like crazy.
If you canâ€™t let go of the idea of â€œsqueaky clean,â€ this oneâ€™s for you. It felt like it worked the hardest, making it a go-to for extra grimy, sweaty days. (Itâ€™s also a must for acne-prone skin.)
Over the years these disposable, product-infused face cloths have become my late night saviour. Unfortunately the ones that are best at makeup removal leave an oily residue behind, but some will wash your skin almost as well as soap and water. (Remember to toss them in the trash; they cause plumbing problems.)
This sponge utilizes the root of an Asian Konjac treeâ€”a beauty staple in that continent for 1,500 years. So while it may seem unusual here in the U.S., you can trust in its ability to exfoliate skin and remove any grime or impurities. Soak it under warm water, apply your favourite cleanser, and massage into your skin and the magical root will handle the rest. Your face will feel ultra soft and lightly resurfaced. Bonus: unlike electronic devices, this gentle tool can be used dailyâ€”even on sensitive skinâ€”without irritation.MYNEWSHUB