A face cleanser washes away dirt and debris, sweat and excess oil, so cleansing skin should be the first step in your daily skincare routine. Not only does it leave your skin refreshed, it also primes it for the next steps in your skincare routine: exfoliation and moisturiser.
For healthy-looking skin, a consistent face cleansing routine customised to your skin’s unique needs is essential. At Clinique, we have cleansers for every skin type and concern so you can find the one that’s just right for you.
Another favourite that is formulated for a softer, more conditioning face cleanse is All About Clean™ All-in-One Cleansing Micellar Milk + Makeup Remover, perfect whether you’re looking for a cleanser for dry skin or oily skin. We also have anti-blemish cleansers containing salicylic acid and a facial soap that provides a deep and thorough cleanse that helps remove the stress of pollution so your skin looks younger for longer.
Would you take a shower with your clothes on? Of course not. You shouldn’t wash your face with your makeup on, either. If makeup isn’t properly removed before washing your face, it creates a barrier between your skin and the cleanser, preventing you from removing sweat, pollution and excess oil.
Leaving makeup on for too long can contribute to clogged pores and dry skin, and could even lead to eye irritation. That’s why double cleansing your skin in the morning and before bed is a must. Start with a makeup remover or cleansing balm like our Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm to dissolve your makeup, then follow with a cleanser to remove buildup, and you’re all ready to start the day or catch some zzz's.
The answer is a resounding yes. Cleansing skin clears away dirt and debris so exfoliation can do its job. If you want great skin, exfoliation is the difference-maker. Sweep away loose, dulling flakes after using your makeup remover and facial cleanser, and you will see a radiance boost. For oilier skin, twice-daily exfoliation helps minimise excess oil and keep pores clear. For drier skins, it helps remove surface flakes that can be a barrier to moisture absorption. Explore our collection of exfoliators to find the right one for you.
To keep your skin always clean and fresh, make sure to use your cleanser or face wash twice daily, morning and night.