It’s time to come clean—when it comes to your skin, that is. Using a facial cleanser should play an important role in your daily skin care routine, but cleansing goes far beyond your face. That’s why we’re sharing tips for how to do it from head to toe. Consider this your ultimate guide to cleansing every part of your body! We’ve got you covered with cleansing tips starting at your scalp with dandruff shampoo and conditioner and ending at your feet.
HOW TO CLEANSE YOUR SCALP
Chances are that when you think about washing your hair, your focus is mainly on your mid-lengths and ends. But caring for your scalp should be part of your cleansing routine, too. The L’Oréal Paris EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub helps gently remove impurities and buildup from dirt and oils that can weigh hair down. To use, wet hair and gently massage into your scalp and throughout the rest of your hair. Rinse thoroughly and follow up with the L’Oréal Paris EverFresh Antidandruff Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverFresh Balancing Conditioner.
HOW TO CLEANSE YOUR FACE
There’s not one right way to cleanse your complexion—in fact, there are quite a few different types of facial cleansers out there. Here are a few popular options to consider. Don’t forget to apply a moisturizer afterwards! (Here’s how to find the best moisturizer for your skin type.)
Gel facial cleanser
The L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ All Skin Types Foaming Gel Cleanser helps remove dirt, oil, and makeup without over-drying skin. Wet your face and hands with lukewarm water, work a small amount of gel into a foamy lather and massage it onto your face with a gentle, circular motion, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
Cream facial cleanser
The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser is formulated with replenishing oils and helps gently yet effectively remove traces of makeup. Every morning and evening, lather the cleanser into wet hands, gently massaging it onto skin, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Clay facial cleanser
The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser are formulated with three types of clay to remove impurities from the surface of your skin without over-drying your complexion. Squeeze a small amount of facial cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage your clay facial cleanser of choice onto your skin, then rinse off thoroughly and pat dry.
This no-rinse cleansing option is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the 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 saturate a cotton pad with your micellar water of choice and wipe the pad across your face.
The L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes gently yet effectively remove all traces of makeup—even waterproof mascara and long-wear makeup—without drying out the skin. Wipe across your face and eye area to use—no need to rinse afterwards.
HOW TO CLEANSE YOUR LIPS
It’s time to show your lips some much-deserved love! Help care for your pout by exfoliating it with a lip scrub. You can use one of our face scrubs on your lips. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub. Apply your scrub of choice in gentle circular motions, then rinse off with water and follow up with a hydrating lip conditioner. (Learn how to care for dry lips during the summer here.)
HOW TO CLEANSE YOUR BODY
First things first: When showering, do so in lukewarm water, as super-hot H20 can strip your skin of essential oils. While this may not feel quite as relaxing, trust us—your skin will thank you! OK, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s move on to talking about how, exactly, to cleanse your body. Stock your shower with a gentle body wash and apply it in gentle circular motions with your hands or a loofah from your neck all the way down to your feet. Just as you applied moisturizer to your face after cleansing, apply a body lotion once you’ve stepped out of the shower.
Now that you’re a pro at cleansing your skin from scalp to feet, check out our article, How to Exfoliate from Head to Toe.