Washing your face with a cleanser is fundamental to achieve that glowing, beautiful complexion. After all, starting your skincare routine with a clean slate helps the products to work better, don’t you think? We can go on and on about how important it is to clean your face, yet not only some of us are not doing it properly, we also tend to skip it sometimes (remember those late nights?).
So what’s the deal with face cleansers? If it’s so essential, are we using it to wash our faces properly? Read on to find out!
Why do we need a face cleanser?
Your skin is faced with dirt, pollutants, and product buildup all day. Washing your face and the nasties away with a good cleanser ensures proper functioning pores in their healthy size and keeps breakouts at bay. So no, just splashing your face with water won’t help clogged pores in any way.
A cleanser also maintains healthy oil production and removes dead skin cells, providing a better canvas for your skin routine. Want to give your skin a proper hydration? Cleanse your face daily to avoid pH level imbalance so your skin could retain a healthy amount of moisture.
Long story short, your face cleanser is ultimately so helpful in keeping your skin and pores healthy, no matter what your skin type is. Does this mean you can totally rely on a good cleanser to make your skincare routine work? Absolutely!
How to wash your face like a champ
It does sound like a no-brainer. But this is where some mishaps could happen, and we’re here to help you avoid that! Correctly washing your face will drive you away from irritation, drying your skin even further and blemish probs.
Rub your cleanser gently
Ok, we all know this. However, may we remind you time and again that rubbing your face too harshly can lead to irritation and sensitisation of your skin? Try some loving and gentle circular motions to boost the #werk of your cleanser. Psst… Don’t forget to rub it in for 30-60 seconds for optimal results!
Watch the nasties
Steer away from skincare nasties such as sulfates when choosing a cleanser. Why? Not only it is skin irritating, but sulfates are also super drying and can further clog your pores. There are many facial cleansers out there that offer better results with cleaner formula, and we’re thrilled to say that our Australian Pink Clay Deep Pore Cleanser is one of them! So choose wisely, ladies!
Say no to hot water
We all agree that hot water can be very comforting, but sadly hot water strips the natural oils of your skin and takes away the much-needed moisture. Trust us, rinsing your face with lukewarm or cold water is the best option to avoid moisture loss. Plus, colder water also has that firming and super refreshing effect we all love!
Use clean towels only!
Apparently, using regular bath towels after washing your face is bad for your visage. Uhm, so like … what most of us have been doing? While we all plead guilty to this bad habit, it’s not too late to change it. Towels collect dust, dirt, and dead skin cells especially in damp areas like our bathroom, so imagine how much bacteria is manifested onto our skin and pores?
Alternatively, you can opt for a more hygienic and eco-friendly choice with our Bamboo Cleansing Kit. Removes cleanser and makeup without hassle, this earth-friendly friend is also super convenient and easy to clean after each use.
Do you moisturise?
This is even more crucial, never forget to apply moisturising cream after each face wash to replenish hydration and protect your skin! If you’re one of the members of the oily-skin gang, moisturiser can even help balance your oil production and bring a healthy glow (without the oil mill effect) on your skin!
Got intimidated by the ultra-hydrating tagline? Do not fret. Our Tasmanian Spring Water is everyone’s favourite for a reason. The gel-cream formula is lightweight (your skin will drink this up in one go) yet so nourishing to the skin. Made with red algae and a 2-type Hyaluronic Acid Complex, this moisturiser gets the assignment without suffocating your skin.
Choosing the right cleanser
There are points to keep in mind when choosing your favourite cleanser. One of them is to ensure your cleanser matches your skin type. There are many speculations about how dry skin should not use a gel-type cleanser, but it’s actually a myth!
What’s true is that a cleanser should not strip away moisture and our skin's natural oils, yet should be effective enough to remove the last traces of makeup and dirt. Rest assured, our Australian Pink Clay Deep Pore Cleanser is just the right one for every skin type out there. Formulated with the AHA-rich Australian Finger Lime extract and Luffa Plant, this cleanser offers a pleasant sensorial experience and gentle yet effective cleansing. The magic gel formula also leaves your skin feeling juicy and supple due to its Macadamia oil and Squalane content. We’re pretty sure you’re going to enjoy washing your face with this daily!
In conclusion, your cleanser can determine how effective your next skin routine steps will be, so just as Rihanna said, wash your face every single day, ladies (and gents)!