do you really know how to wash your face?
everything you need to know about cleansers
illustration by esra rosie
With a ton of cleansing tools like muslin cloths, facial wipes, brushes, and sponges out there, it's hard to know exactly what cleans your face and how to do it. It's like, when did our hands just stop working? Whether you consider it a marketing gimmick or not, it's still the most important step in maintaining clear skin, so it's helpful to know what technique works for you.
photo via aveenoAveeno, Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads, $7, available at Aveeno.com.
photo via fig+yarrowFig+Yarrow, Cleansing Nectar, $30, available at Fig+Yarrow.com.
photo via freshFresh, Soy Face Cleanser, $38, available at Fresh.com.
photo via chanelChanel, Mousse Douceur Foaming Mousse Cleanser, $45, available at Chanel.com.
photo via sephoraEve Lom, 3-step Cleanser and Muslin cloth, $50-$135, available at Sephora.com.
photo via sephoraJosie Maran, Argan Cleansing Oil, $32, available at Sephora.com.
photo via drugstore.comCetaphil, Gentle Skin Cleanser, $6-$9, available at Drugstore.com.
photo via aēsopAēsop, Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste, $49, available at Aēsop.com.
photo via net-a-porterGrown Alchemist, Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser, $40, available at Net-A-Porter.com.
photo via jurliqueJurlique, Balancing Foaming Cleanser, $34, available at Jurlique.com.
photo via sephoraGlamGlow, THIRSTYCLEANSE Daily Treatment Cleanser, $39, available at Sephora.com.
photo via lancômeLancôme, Crème Radiance, $25, available at Lancôme.com.