Facial cleansing, makeup removal, and choosing the right facial cleansers tailored to your skin are the ABCs of facial skincare. Incorporating facial cleansing into your daily skincare routine, both in the morning and at night, is essential.
A common misconception is that the best cleanser is the most "effective" one that swiftly removes makeup and impurities. Often, people turn to foaming or gel cleansers for this purpose. However, these type of cleansing products disrupt the skin's natural protective barrier, causing beneficial bacteria to be stripped away, leading to moisture loss from the skin. Surprisingly, the root cause of surface dryness or excessive oiliness may simply be just incorrect cleansing. Overly aggressive cleansing is often responsible for dry skin, breakouts, or increased skin sensitivity over time. It may even trigger increased oil production as the skin tries to compensate.
Facial Cleansing Checklist:
- Gentle cleansing product
- Appropriate pH of the cleansing product
- Regular cleansing morning and night
Why Is the pH of a Cleansing Product Important?
The skin's natural acid mantle provides protection against external stressors such as pollution, impurities, and bacteria. This acid mantle thrives when the skin is cleansed and treated with products that maintain its natural pH level. In practice, this means that the pH of your skincare products should ideally be around 5 or at most 6. This information can often only be found in products specifically formulated to match the skin's friendly pH levels. Every Circulove product features skin-friendly pH levels of 4.5-5.5.
How Should You Cleanse Your Face?
A good tip is to always check the ingredient list of your cleanser. If you find Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, it's best to avoid it. This ingredient is too harsh for skin cleansing and can lead to drying. Some people have also been disappointed with oil cleansers as they often leave a sticky residue on the skin, while milky cleansers may not effectively remove makeup. For a skin-loving yet effective option, consider an organic creamy oil cleanser like Circulove WASH, which has a skin-friendly pH of 4.5.
How to Cleanse Your Face in the Evening?
It's advisable to cleanse your face regularly both in the morning and at night. In the evening, you should remove not only makeup but also the accumulated dirt and sebum from the day. A good way to remove makeup is with a creamy oil cleanser, which should be applied directly to dry skin. The oil emulsifies with water and is easy to rinse off. Circulove WASH Microbiotic Creamy Oil Cleanser can also remove eye and lip makeup as well as physical sunscreen.
How to Cleanse Your Face in the Morning?
While you sleep, your skin naturally expels toxins and sebum, which can compromise the effectiveness of the products you use during the day. Therefore, cleansing your skin also in the morning is essential. A common misconception is that morning cleansing removes the skin's natural oils and protective barrier. However, using a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser with the right pH will not dry out or sensitize your skin. Try Circulove CLEAN Microbiotic Micellar Toner with a skin-friendly pH of 5.5 - it will purify the pores effectively but gently. Simply spray it on your face and rinse it off.
Try Double Cleansing for Oily Skin with Impurities
If you wear more makeup and have oily, blemish-prone skin, consider double cleansing. Dry skin can often be sufficiently cleansed with a creamy oil cleanser alone. Double cleansing is a gentle yet effective method. Start by removing dirt and makeup with Circulove WASH Creamy Oil Cleanser. The organic oils in WASH effectively remove even waterproof makeup. Then, finish cleansing with nourishing Circulove CLEAN Micellar Toner. This way, your skin stays healthy, and impurities are less likely to form.