Since ages, dermatologists and other skin care experts have been telling us to wash our faces twice or more each day. And we’ve been blindly following their advice.
Surprisingly it turns out, that there may be better substitutes to traditional cleansers. The aforementioned can really strip our skin of its healthy natural oils and render it dry. Especially in the morning, (when our skin isn’t so polluted) there is usually no need to dehydrate it to such an extent. A milder product that refreshes ourself can be more than enough.
I’ve used many skin products and found out the top performing ones, which work on most skin types. I’d love it if you could try one or more of these out and let me know how it went!
1. Rose Water
Rose Water is very gentle on the skin but it gets the cleaning job done. It’s great to be used in its pure form or with a bit of glycerine. As it hydrates and moisturises, people with dry to normal skin may benefit the most. And its loaded with many amazing properties.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Being a facial cleanser is just one of the countless uses of apple cider vinegar. ACV is an effective method, because it is proven to remove all bacteria and debris off the exposed surface. Though, it must be diluted to reduces its strength. Around 1 tablespoon of acv for every 1/4 cup of water works well.
3. Micellar Water
Apart from your night-time makeup remover, who knew micellar water could be a face wash? Just soak your cotton pad in some of this magical solution, wipe it all over and you’re good to go.
4. Olive Oil
As a girl with extremely oily skin, I’d never think of putting olive oil anywhere near my face. However, this is the next big thing for dry-skinned gals. Place some on your fingertips and massage it into your face. Then use a washcloth to gently wipe away the residue.
5. Coconut Oil
While this oil is highly comedogenic, it works better for some individuals. Usually those with very dry skin love how coconut oil makes their skin feel. It has antibacterial properties and hydrating fatty acids.
6. Cleansing Wipes
The lazy girl in you will love this invention! As common as they are for removing makeup, there are some great ones that also act as morning cleansers. The simple cleansing wipes are a good place to start.
Yep, you heard it right. Try replacing your morning wash with a dab of your everyday toner. Toners are capable of getting rid of bacteria that managed to enter in sleep.
8. Cleansing Lotion
Cleansing lotions aka cream cleansers, are exactly what their name implies. They go on like any other lotion, but are designed to clean the skin. I love the one made by Simple, because it feels very lightweight and smells great.
Don’t be hesitant to try this controversial hack out! Sometimes your skin deserves a break from all the constant lathering of cosmetics. So, splash your face with some water and pat it dry. You’ll be surprised by how nice it feels.