In foam, gel, micellar water, or milk... There are many options in terms of textures, ingredients, and formulas when choosing a facial cleanser, which is why it's so important to know what your face needs in order to choose one that suits it perfectly.
Facial cleansing is the most overlooked part of skincare routines; we often forget that for a routine to work, the skin must be clean.
It's true that one should not go to bed without first removing makeup, but equally important is to perform a thorough cleansing, even if no cosmetics have been used. It's essential to remove all the dirt that accumulates on the face throughout the day.
It's important to know which cosmetic is suitable for this first step, what's best for makeup removal, and what's best for cleansing. But above all, you should consider what ingredients or textures it should have according to your skin type.
Most Effective Formulas for Makeup Removal:
To find the most suitable makeup remover, it's essential to consider the skin type and ingredients, as there are many textures, and there isn't one formula that removes makeup better than others. Despite this statement, the most recommended option is always oil because it dissolves dirt very well, doesn't leave the skin feeling dry, and is suitable for all skin types.
On the other hand, there is an option that is highly discouraged for makeup removal, although it's the most common, which is micellar water. More than a makeup remover, it should be used as the second step in double cleansing at night or as the only step in morning cleansing.
For the eyes, it's good to use a specific formula for this area, as it is more sensitive and delicate and will more effectively remove cosmetic residues while taking care of the eyes and protecting the eyelashes.
Texture According to Skin Type:
As we have already mentioned, all textures are effective for facial cleansing, considering that oil is more recommended for makeup removal, and micellar water should be used as the second step or only in the morning. But according to the skin type, the following textures should be used:
- Combination Skin: Gel or foam textures
- Dry Skin: Cleansing milks
- Sensitive Skin: Micellar water
All of this considering that ingredients are also important.
- Oily or Combination Skin: Use cleansers with sebum-regulating actives, such as salicylic acid, antibacterials like tea tree oil, and anti-inflammatories like niacinamide, green tea, or salicylic acid itself.
- Sensitive Skin: Opt for cleansers rich in soothing, decongestant, and anti-redness ingredients, such as allantoin, aloe vera, niacinamide, green tea, or centella asiatica.
- Dry Skin: Look to strengthen the skin's protective barrier, so they should contain moisturizing substances like panthenol, glycols, urea, allantoin, some hydroxy acids, and hyaluronic acid. They may also contain emollient substances like oil.
- Normal Skin: These are balanced skin types, so they are the most versatile and can use any type of cleanser for normal skin.
In addition to these skincare steps, it's also very interesting to include a dietary supplement in your daily routine that helps care for the skin from the inside. In this case, an ideal option is Matcha & CO's Skin Cure.
It's developed to radically improve the skin's protective barrier, as well as hydration, firmness, and elasticity. It contains a unique blend of probiotics specifically for skin health, as well as collagen, hyaluronic acid, matcha, and vitamin B2.
The type I collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in Skin Cure come from egg membrane, a new vegetarian source to improve the skin's protective barrier, reduce inflammation, and prevent aging.