Using a Facial Cleanser
Everyone has a different routine to help care for their skin but a good cleanser is an almost universal component of any regimen. Cleansers can be used to help remove the dirt and oil that collect on your face throughout the day. Specialty products can also be used to nurture specific skin types, so you might choose a cleanser that helps fight blemishes or an option that is designed to moisturize dry skin.
Natural Products and Botanical Ingredients
While the definition of "natural" products isn't strictly regulated by the FDA, manufacturers of natural skin care formulas typically feature botanical ingredients in the place of certain chemical components that are often found in traditional products.
Common botanicals found in natural cleansers might include witch hazel--a gentle astringent that can help remove oil and shrink pores--or tea tree oil, which has antiseptic properties and may regulate the blemish-causing bacteria found on your skin.
Other natural cleansers are simply designed to nurture skin by imparting moisture, and these products might contain soothing ingredients like aloe vera, calendula, lavender, and/or cucumber. Used consistently, natural cleansers that are loaded with antioxidants may also help revitalize your skin and protect against environmental damage.
Types of Natural Cleansers
There are a few factors to consider as you choose the best natural cleanser for your skin. Depending on whether you will be washing your face at home or on the go, you might choose either a liquid cleanser or pre-soaked cleansing wipes.
Portable towelettes are especially handy if you want to refresh your face in the middle of the day--especially after a day at the office or a strenuous workout. If you prefer a liquid cleanser, however, you can also choose between cream washes, facial soaps, or exfoliating scrubs, depending on your personal preferences. back to top »
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