Make-up removal or facial cleansing: is it the same thing?
After a full day spent at work, at school, on the street or in public transports it’s common to feel "sticky". It's not just a feeling. Indeed, throughout the day, our skin is exposed to a lot of dirt: dust, perspiration, pollution... It is therefore important at the end of the day to gently cleanse your face.
However, when we talk about cleaning our skin, we often find it difficult to distinguish a cleansing product from a make-up remover.
The make-up remover is the first care to use but only for people who wear make-up. At this time, the make-up removal step is to be carried out in addition to the cleaning step. Indeed, it is a little known information but the make-up remover is not enough to remove all the traces of make-up encrusted in the pores. Thus, in addition to deeply purifying the pores, the cleanser also removes make-up remover residues remaining on the skin.
Before cleansing, make-up must be removed.
When you apply make-up, whether it is occasional or regular, you apply products to your skin that block the pores of the epidermis. This is why it is essential to remove these products every night before going to sleep. Eyebrows, eyelids, lips, cheeks, nose, neck .... No area should be neglected because incomplete make-up removal is detrimental to the health of the skin.
For make-up removal to become a pleasant part of your skincare routine, there are several different make-up removal products that you can choose according to your preferences for texture and skin type.
It is suitable for all skin types and particularly for problematic skin. This aqueous solution is applied with a make-up remover disc and does not need to be rinsed off, so it can be used as both a make-up remover and a cleanser. Thanks to the action of the micelles, particles in suspension, the product 2 in 1 comes to imprison the impurities present on the skin in the solution.
The make-up remover oil
The make-up remover oil is particularly appreciated by people wearing waterproof make-up. Indeed, the use of oil has long been known as an effective make-up remover. In addition to this, make-up remover oil moisturizes and nourishes the skin whether it is dry or oily. To remove the oily film that the oil deposits on the skin, simply use a facial cleanser afterwards.
The make-up remover milk
Ideal for the dry and damaged skins, the cleansing milk is often composed of powerful fatty agents such as shea butter which reinforces the hydrolipidic film present on the external layer of the skin. It is applied with a cotton pad or by massaging with the finger and then removed with another clean cotton pad. The application of a lotion or a cleanser afterwards has the advantage of removing the greasy particles remaining on the skin.
Make-up removal wipes
Make-up remover wipes are the friends of people who are short of time or who travel because they have the advantage of being directly ready to use and easily transportable. However, it is best to avoid using them daily because the active ingredients in the wipes can dry out the skin in the long run.
The cleanser, complement of the make-up remover
The cleaner has a very particular role but nevertheless important. If you need to remove your make-up, then it supports the cleansing and purifying action of the skin after the use of the make-up remover. On the other hand, if you do not wear make-up, its action is all the more important because it is the only one that eliminates the impurities present on your skin.
How to choose your skin cleanser?
All kinds of products are present on the skin care market and you have to know how to choose among the different possibilities. As for facial cleansers, they exist in several textures depending on the targeted skin type and the desired action.
They often exist for all skin types (oily or ultra-sensitive skin) and are the cleansing products “par excellence”.
It is also possible to find products that are gentler on the skin. These exist in several forms: foams, foaming creams, cleansing milks These products have the advantage of being less aggressive for the skin and softer than gels with a similar final result.
People with skin problems will prefer this type of skin cleanser. Indeed, the non-foaming products will be less aggressive for very sensitive skin thanks to their absence of sulfates. Solid soaps for the body and cleansing balms are therefore the best choice.