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20 Nov

Face Cleansing

Face Cleansing

What it is and what it is for?


Skin cleansing is a strong ally of skin beauty and health. If skin cleaning is done regularly, it helps to reduce excess oil, restores and balances the pH of the epidermis, leaving it firmer and more elastic, prevents aging, in addition to providing a cleaner, hydrated, healthy appearance it's young.
In this way, there are several cares that help in the cleaning routine, as they were formulated to remove makeup, dead skin cells, oil, dirt and other types of pollutants.


What are the most used ingredients and their function?


Face cleansing products have several ingredients, the most effective and common of which are the following:
Glycolic acid, which has exfoliating benefits, which causes the elimination of dead cells in the skin, smoothing it out. In addition, it increases the levels of collagen in the skin, being great for improving skin texture, balancing oiliness.
Ceramides, lipids that keep the skin barrier strong and healthy, sealing moisture in the skin, which promotes intense hydration.
Vitamin C, an important component, since it is a great antioxidant, helps to neutralize free radicals harmful to the skin and also stimulates the production of skin collagen.
Salicylic acid, an ingredient with exfoliating and sebum-regulating properties. That is, it renews the skin, removing dead cells and excess oil. Besides that, it promotes an anti-inflammatory action.
Glycerin, which has the ability to prevent the skin from losing moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and free from dryness.
Retinol, also known as vitamin A, an ingredient that increases skin renewal, which means that it helps to remove dead cells and stimulates the generation of new healthy skin cells.


Which types exist and what are their differences?


The cleaning gels have a gel consistency and are designed for deep cleaning. In addition, they are effective in decongesting clogged pores, removing excess oil and eliminating acne-causing bacteria, such as Normaderm Phytosolution Gel Purifiant Intense by Vichy.
Cleansing creams, milks and lotions are thick, creamy and contain moisturizing ingredients. In addition, they promote a gentle cleansing without removing the natural oil from the skin, such as Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser by Elemis.
Cleaning foams are lightweight, designed to effectively remove excess oil from the skin, such as Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam by Clinique.
Cleansing oils gently remove pores that clog pores without causing skin dryness.
Micellar water is a care of French origin, composed of micelles that attract oil, dirt and make-up to promote clean skin. This product does not require rinsing, such as Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire by Bioderma.
Cleaning powder is not that common, but it can provide immense benefits. These cares dissolve in a creamy mixture when in contact with water, completely cleaning the skin and providing a gentle exfoliation, such as Silver Powder by Mario Badescu.
Cleansing soaps are pleasant skin care as they offer better pH levels, as well as nutrient-rich and highly moisturizing ingredients, such as Black Soap by Erborian.


What is the most used packaging format and what are the most frequent sizes?


The cleaning gels may have packaging in a dispenser, tube or bottle. Their quantities can range from 15ml to 400ml.
The creams, milks and cleaning lotions vary between jar, doser, tube or bottle and their quantity ranges from 30ml to 400ml.
In the case of cleaning foam, it comes in a tube, bottle and dispenser and the amount varies from 100ml to 400ml.
Cleaning oils are available in dispensers, tubes and bottles. The quantities of the packages can range from 50ml to 400ml.
Micellar water can already be found in a doser, flask and tube, with quantities from 150ml to 400ml
Cleaning powders are usually found in pots, sachets or bottles and their quantities can be from 5gr to 30gr.
The cleaning soaps are mostly in bars and their amount varies from 75gr to 100gr.


What to take into account when choosing a facial cleansing care?


When choosing a facial cleansing care, it is very important to evaluate your skin type and understand if the treatment you want corresponds to the same. Otherwise, it may cause adverse effects to those desired.
You should choose a care that contains some of the ingredients mentioned above, as they are really beneficial and provide several benefits to the skin.
Another parameter to take into account is to know exactly which are the different treatments that exist and choose which one best suits your needs. That is, to understand if the skin needs more hydration, to control excess oil, an intense and deep cleaning, among others.


What are the recommendations for use and tips?


In order to improve your experience with facial cleansing care, the most important, as mentioned previously, is the choice of the product. That is, assess your skin's needs and look for a product adapted to it.
A very important action is to clean the skin twice a day, once upon waking and once at bedtime. Night cleaning removes makeup, pollutants and dirt from the day, while morning removes dead skin cells.
Whenever you need to apply cleansing care with your hands, make sure you have them clean, as they can pass unwanted bacteria on your face.
When applying care to your face, either with your hands or with a cotton pad, never rub, as this will irritate your skin. Remove the dirt with gentle movements.


What are the pros and cons of using a facial cleansing care?


Facial cleansing care improves the condition of the skin, since it is effectively clean and more hydrated, but we must also take into account the disadvantages.
In certain cases, allergic reactions can be triggered by these products. In such cases, it will be important to check the composition of the product and make sure that none of them could be harmful to the skin.
On the other hand, depending on the purpose of the care, it can bring numerous benefits, such as: removing dirt, makeup and other unwanted impurities from the face; deeply moisturize the skin; control excess sebum in the skin; help reduce minor acne problems; combats skin aging; reduces pore sizes; promote more beautiful and healthy skin.



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