Whether you have dry, oily, or normal skin one of these techniques are guaranteed to teach you a new way to cleanse your face.
Cleansing milk gently removes makeup and grime. It feels like it sounds: a watered-down lotion that’s delicate to the touch (and smell), making it perfect for irritated, dry, or sensitive skin. There is also no need to moisturizer after rinsing and patting dry.
No sink available? Cleansing water is like a cleanser and toner in one. Soak a cotton pad it the barely scented liquid and wipe your face clean. It’s great for mid-day touch-ups, and also works as a super gentle makeup remover before or after washing your face if you’re wearing a lot of product.
Shockingly, cleansing oil removes makeup better than anything on this list—the oil penetrates your pores, melting down the dirt and oil and leaving behind a radiant glow without a greasy residue.
Rub it into dry skin to melt away your makeup, and rinse off with warm water and a muslin cloth.
The best products are a two-in-one. Since micro-beads are a no-no, look for natural exfoliants like ground nuts, sugar, coffee, or even bamboo.
The gelatinous texture latches on to the skin, stripping away the day’s dirt and product buildup.
If you can’t let go of the idea of “squeaky clean,” this one’s for you. Feeling like it works the hardest, this is a go-to for extra grimy, sweaty days. (It’s also a must for acne-prone skin.)
Over the years these disposable, product-infused face cloths have become a late night savior to many. Unfortunately the ones that are best at makeup removal leave an oily residue behind, but some will wash your skin almost as well as soap and water.
This sponge utilizes the root of an Asian Konjac tree—a beauty staple in that continent for 1,500 years. So while it may seem unusual here in the U.S., you can trust in its ability to exfoliate skin and remove any grime or impurities. Soak it under warm water, apply your favorite cleanser, and massage into your skin and the magical root will handle the rest. This is good for those with sensitive skin because it does not irritate the skin.