It is recommended to use face cleansers twice, daily. If you're new to skincare routines, or have figured out the ideal skincare routine order, it is important to use a cleanser to help support and maintain skin health. However, using a face cleanser may vary slightly depending on skin needs and types. For oily, combination and acne-prone skin types, it is recommended to use face cleansers twice, daily, to help wash away any built up dirt, impurities, dead skin cells, etc., that may clog pores. Whereas, for dry skin
types, especially in colder climates, it may be advisable to cleanse once at night to help wash away built up dirt and impurities.
What is the best SkinCeuticals cleanser for my skin type?
SkinCeuticals' face cleansers range from cream cleansers, exfoliating cleansers, gels and more. Explore the Gentle Cream Cleanser for daily use, suitable all skin types. The Gentle Cream cleanser is formulated with Allantoin and Glycerin to help hydrate the skin and gently and effectively remove built up dirt and impurities, include long wear makeup and eye makeup. If you have oily, combination or acne prone skin types, use the Blemish and Age Cleansing Gel to help exfoliate and clogged pores while also noting anti ageing benefits. And for those that have sensitive skin, compromised or post-procedure skin, the Soap Free Foaming Cleanser is recommended for daily use due to its antioxidant rich and hydrating formula.
How do you use a face cleanser?
To use a cleanser, first rinse your face in lukewarm water. Use a coin sized amount of the cleanser or face wash suited to your skin type, and gently massage into your skin in circular motion to form a lather. Massage the cleanser for 30 secs or more before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Gently pat dry the skin without tugging or pulling oh the skin. To complete you skincare routine, follow with a face serum like the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Vitamin C Serum if using in the morning or the Resveratrol B E Antioxidant Night Serum in the evening, finishing with the Daily Moisture Cream face moisturiser to seal in hydration within the skin. Always end your morning skincare routine with broad-spectrum sun protection.
Can you use a face cleanser on the body?
Yes, but it is not recommended to use a face cleanser on the body as it may not have the desired effect. It is best to use products that have been specifically designed for certain body parts as the formulations may differ. For example, skin on the face is more sensitive than the skin on the body. Therefore, products formulated for the body may be too harsh for the face and vice versa. Explore SkinCeuticals body care range to find a product best suited to you.
Do you wash off a face cleanser?
Yes, after using a face cleanser, it must be rinsed off thoroughly as leaving a cleanser on the skin may cause the skin to experience dryness or other forms of irritation to the skin. It is recommended to gently massage the cleanser onto the skin for 30-60 seconds. Once this is done, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Follow with one of SkinCeuticals face serums and a nourishing face moisturiser. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen like the SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50 to end your morning routine.