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How To Use Cleanser: Types, Steps, And Advice You Should Follow

How To Use Cleanser: Types, Steps, And Advice You Should Follow

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Cleansing helps in removing excess oil, sweat, makeup, dirt, as well as dead skin cells. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and lets it breathe. One should cleanse twice a day, meaning in the morning as well as in the evening.

How To Use Cleanser

The procedure of cleansing should come first in the skincare regimen you apply on a daily basis. However, there are also certain ‘rules’ or steps you should follow on how to use cleanser properly and thoroughly. According to The Body Shop, the steps you should follow are:

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Step 1: Remove your hair from your face.

Step 2: Dampen skin with lukewarm water.

Step 3: Choose the cleanser you prefer and apply a dab of it, initially working it between your hands and then applying it to your face.

Step 4: Massage gently into your skin and include your neck.

Step 5: Rinse with lukewarm water.

Step 6: Apply toner to cleansed skin using a cotton pad.

Apart from the six-step procedure of how to use cleanser, there is also a bit of advice we would like you to keep in mind before deciding to head in front of the mirror for a bit of pampering.

Advice 1: Make sure to wash your hands before using a cleanser, you don’t want to transfer the bacteria from your hands to your face.

Advice 2: When you do begin using cleanser, make sure to treat your skin gently. Don’t be too rough.

Advice 3: Make sure you massage your skin while cleansing, by gently massaging the facial cleanser with the tip of your fingers onto your face. This way you get to both, cleanse your skin as well as give your face a bit of pampering.

Advice 4: We have mentioned it at the beginning of this article, and here it is again – make sure not to over-cleanse during the day. Only do so in the morning and evening. Twice a day!

Advice 5: Do not use hot water. It can rid your skin of the essential oils it needs. Make sure to opt for lukewarm water instead.

Advice 6: Moisturizer comes after the cleansing process, so what you should do is apply moisturizer before you dry your face. The best time for moisturizer is, as L’Oréal suggests, when your skin is still damp after cleansing.

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Cleanser Types – How To Use Cleanser According To Your Skin Type

There are different cleanser types that can be used on different skin types. Below you will see some of them according to Dermstore:

1. Gel Cleansers

Works for: Oily and Combination Skin

They have a gel-like consistency and are designed for deep cleansing. Gel cleansers are effective when it comes to decongesting clogged pores, removing excess oil, and killing acne-causing bacteria due to their antiseptic and exfoliating properties.

2. Cream Cleansers

Works for: Dry and Sensitive Skin

Their consistency is thick, creamy, and it contains moisturizing ingredients like botanical oils. The cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

3. Foam Cleansers

Works for: Oily and Combination Skin

These cleansers start out as cream or gel and then they turn into a rich and foamy lather.

4. Oil Cleansers

Works for: Most Skin Types

Although oil cleansers are seen with much skepticism, most experts would disagree. The oil cleanser will remove pore-clogging debris gently and without drying the skin.

5. Clay Cleansers

Works for: Oily and Combination Skin

They purify the skin by drawing out excess oil and toxins from the pores.

6. Micellar Cleansers

Works for: Dry and Sensitive Skin

You don’t need to rinse these off with water, and micellar cleansers feature tiny oil molecules that attract oil or dirt.

A Homemade Face Cleanser You Can Do On Your Own

What you’re going to need for this recipe is:

– 2 tsp raw, organic honey

– 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (organic)

Mix the honey and the lemon juice in a small bowl and stir. Afterward, wet the skin and apply as much as you would do with any other cleanser. Rub using slow and circular motions and rinse off. This face cleanser work for many skin types, including oily skin, acne-prone, dry and aging skin.

If used on a regular basis, raw, organic honey can cure stubborn acne, according to sources. Lemon juice can work as a natural cleanser and toner and due to its acidic properties, it can erase blackheads, dark spots, as well as skin stains.

More homemade face cleansers here.


Make sure to cleanse twice a day for a glowy skin, now you have all the info!

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