Pollution, tobacco, dust, allergens... During the day, the epidermal layer is exposed to numerous external aggressions that damage and weaken the skin. Even during the night, your skin accumulates impurities (sebum, sweat, etc...). To keep your skin healthy, it is necessary to wash your face with a skin-friendly cleanser in order to get rid of impurities and avoid any imperfections. Even if you choose the best cleansing gel, it will be of no use if it is not used correctly. Be sure to explore the different steps for a successful cleansing.
What Is a Face Wash Gel?
A cleansing gel is a foaming care product used to gently remove impurities that cling to the hydrolipidic film (pollution particles, dust, sebum, sweat...), all without stripping the skin. Indeed, this type of product cleans the skin in depth without disturbing its natural balance thanks to the tensioactifes of vegetable origin (coco-betaine, coco-glucoside, etc...).
Rich in moisturizing and softening active ingredients such as glycerin, inulin or aloe vera, the cleansing gel also contributes to the hydration of the skin, and to make it soft and comfortable after rinsing. Likewise, the presence of citric acid in the formulation also helps to reduce the feelings of tightness caused by the presence of chalk in the water. Finally, facial cleansers can also contain active ingredients to start treating skin issues.
How To Apply a Facial Cleanser?
While some cleansing products require the use of a cotton pad, face wash is applied directly to the skin with your fingers. Therefore, before applying your cleanser, make sure your hands are clean to avoid the growth of bacteria. Use the cleansing product in the morning and evening after removing your make-up. To do so:
Moisten your face and neck with warm water and emulsify a small amount of the moisturizing face gel with water in the palm of your hands;
Gently massage your skin in circular motions so that all impurities are retained for at least 30 to 60 seconds;
Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water to remove all traces of product and dry your skin with a clean towel without rubbing but by tapping. In order not to stress it;
To complete the cleansing and minimize the drying effect of the chalky tap water, finish by applying a tonic lotion adapted to your skin type.
As it does not contain any greasy substances, it is not effective in removing makeup pigments. So, if you wear foundation, mascara or lipstick, start with a makeup remover to get rid of these greasy impurities as well as the sun cream.