Why You Should Cleanse Your Face + 5 Best Facial Cleansers - Pink Moon

Why You Should Cleanse Your Face + 5 Best Facial Cleansers

Oils, milks, balms, gels. Cleansers come in all shapes and sizes. Despite being the first step of a well-rounded skincare routine, they sometimes get overlooked. Let’s talk about the benefits of knowing how to wash your face properly. This is part one of a two-part series on some of the best facial cleansers we discovered while curating the Pink Moon shop.

So, why does knowing how to cleanse your face matter? In just one day your face comes into contact with makeup, sunscreen and your other skincare products, not to mention the pollution and debris that you might encounter in the street. If you don’t remove this layer, an excess buildup can cause blockages of your pores which then traps in elements like oil and dead skin cells. Inflamed, clogged pores lead towards acne. When you wash your face properly with a cleanser, you clear these glands of that buildup, which reduces your chances of breaking out. Bonus: removing this layer allows your products to better penetrate your skin and also to maintain healthy moisture and pH levels.

Not to mention, cleansing your skin can be a beautiful ritual – a moment of genuine peace and tranquility. This ritual grants you the chance to slow down and be conscious of your mind and skin’s current needs. At the beginning of your morning, it allows you to be one with your thoughts as you prepare for the day ahead. In the evening, you can give yourself a gentle facial massage to provide your skin with the loving attention it deserves after a long day.

If you’ve been wearing a mask for long hours lately, you might have noticed pimples popping up around your mouth or the lower part of your face. Aptly dubbed, “masknethis is the result of friction from your mask rubbing against your skin. As your skin becomes irritated, your pores get simultaneously clogged, which results in the increase of sebum and bacteria underneath your skin.

Do you already know how to wash your face properly, but you’re still experiencing breakouts since you began wearing your mask? One of the most effective ways that we’ve been able to get a hold on these pesky new visitors is double cleansing. Double cleansing consists of washing your face with an oil-based cleanser and then after again with a water-based one. The oil from the first round breaks down makeup and SPF to make it easier for your second cleanser to hydrate and smooth.

It’s all about oil and milk cleansers today. Keep reading to learn more about some of the best facial cleansers that we’ve found so far.

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natural facial cleansers

Oil Cleansers – these all effortlessly rinse off with water!

Activist Collective Botanical Cleansing Oil For a balanced, silky smooth complexion. Gentle hardworking botanical oils dissolve away even the most stubborn of makeup and sun protection. A calming + uplifting mix of geranium, pink grapefruit and lavender fuse together to give your face a relaxing spa experience. 

Malaya Organics Cleansing Oil An emulsifying cleansing oil brimming with mind-soothing aromatherapeutic properties that turns into a milky cleanser. Pacify your skin and your spirits with its ethereal blend of lavender, chamomile, and luxurious Bulgarian rose. No need to follow with a hot cloth.

Activist Collective Sea to Skin Cleansing Gel As cooling as a fresh ocean breeze, Sea to Skin’s aroma whisks away your senses to a serene evening by the sea. Beautifully emulsifies from a gel to an oil while wiping away gunk and grime. Leaves your mind feeling peaceful and your skin feeling perfectly hydrated. 

moss skincare Beurre Céleste Honey Infused Cleansing Balm & Mask The secret behind your summer glow. An oil cleanser, cleansing balm, raw honey cleanser and hydrating mask all in one, Beurre Celeste wondrously transforms from a balm to an oil. Infused with raw, creamy honey from Nebraska to gently exfoliate, squalane-rich macadamia oil to moisturize and sea buckthorn CO2 extract to restore. Use on dry and dirty skin for best results.

5YINA divine bio-adaptive cleanser

Creamy Milk Cleanser

5YINA Divine Bio-Adaptive Cleanser: Treat yourself to a luxury cleansing. A lush, heavenly texture boosted by fine, exfoliating pearl powder tenderly lifts away sunscreen, makeup and unwanted impurities. Your skin’s delicate pH is kept healthy and preserved by its adaptogenic formula.