Whether you consider yourself a skin care newbie or a total pro, one thing’s for certain: Cleansing your skin should be part of your daily skin care routine. And if you’re running around this summer in the humidity, it's a good idea to have a facial cleanser at the ready for whenever you feel the need to refresh. But what cleanser should you use? It’s all about finding one that’s formulated for your skin type, concerns, and preferences. Not sure where to start? No problem—we’ve got you covered! Here, find our favorite types of facial cleansers for summer.
FACIAL CLEANSER OPTION #1: CLAY CLEANSER
You know how clay face masks are super-popular? Well, clay cleansers are here to take the skin care world by storm now, too! The following three clay-to-mousse facial cleansers are formulated with three types of clay to help rid the skin’s surface of everyday impurities, like dirt, oil, and pollution. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser formula is enhanced with red algae and is suitable for oily to combination skin, the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser formula is enhanced with eucalyptus and suitable for all skin types, and the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser formula is enhanced with charcoal and suitable for all skin types. Daily, squeeze your cleanser of choice into your hands and add water to transform the clay cleanser into a mousse. Gently massage the mousse onto your face using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
FACIAL CLEANSER OPTION #2: MICELLAR WATER
Heading on vacation this summer? Then chances are, you’re going to want to bring some travel-friendly skin care products along with you. One of our favorites is micellar water, a no-rinse cleansing option, since you can use it on the go. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from your skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. Just don’t forget to pack some cotton rounds with you! Pour your micellar water of choice onto a cotton pad and wipe the pad across your face to cleanse—then you’re good to go!
FACIAL CLEANSER OPTION #3: TOWELETTES
Another travel-friendly cleanser that’s awesome for summer? Towelettes, of course! Like micellar water, you don’t have to rinse them off afterwards. Pack them in your tote so you can cleanse before a flight or after a workout. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes gently remove impurities and even eye makeup from skin’s surface. Easy, peasy!
3 CLEANSING TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND
It’s not just about what facial cleanser you use—it’s about how you do it, too. So, keep the following tips in mind.
1. Don’t forget to cleanse before bed. When you sleep in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oil on the surface of your skin, which can lead to clogged pores. That’s why it’s important to cleanse not just in the morning, but at night as well.
2. Be gentle! When it comes to cleansing your skin, being gentle is the name of the game. That’s right—there’s no need to aggressively rub your face. Your cleanser will do all the hard work for you. Show your complexion the love it deserves!
3. Follow up with moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen in the morning. After you’re done cleansing, be sure to follow up with a facial moisturizer formulated for your skin type—and choose one that is formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30.
Looking for more summer skin care tips? Read our article, 11 Summer Skin Care Hacks.