Chic Cheeks: Why cleansing is a must to maintain an ace face

Cleansing, as pretty much everybody knows, is the most effective way to protect your skin from the daily drubbing it takes from pollution, air conditioning and unhygienic other-halves. Cleansing, however, actually does way more than that, not only removing dead cells and dirt, but also creating a strong foundation for long-term skin health.

Accordingly, then, no beauty ritual can begin until the cleansing process is complete. No matter what type of skin you have, it is best to cleanse twice daily – once in the morning and once at night. Those with dry skin, though, should opt for a super-hydrated cleansing routine, perhaps using the Dior Prestige cleansing set, comprising Le Baume Démaquillant , Le Sucre De Gommage and La Mousse Micellaire.

A safe bet for all skin types, however, is Caudalie’s hero product – Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser, a soap-free foam that respects the skin’s natural pH balance. For a silky, smooth feel, it is best mixed with Caudalie Cleansing Oil, which is 100% formulated with natural ingredients, like grape seed, almond and castor oil.

Turning now to Fresh, its ever-popular Soy Face Cleanser has been given a makeover, though, thankfully, it has retained its effectiveness. While it can clear away even the most stubborn mascara, it does so without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.  

Not to be outdone, Elizabeth Arden has expanded its Superstart line, adding a Probiotic Cleanser Whip-to-Clay and Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask. Together, they effectively harness the power of probiotics, restoring the skin’s radiant, healthy appearance.

For those hankering for a little after-wash pampering, look no further than Jurlique’s Nourishing Cleansing Oil or IPSA’s Clearup White Mousse, both of which guarantee a truly translucent finish.

 Text: Suchetana Mukhopadhyay