Cleansers & Exfoliators
Finding the right daily skincare for your skin can be a daunting task. However, you don’t necessarily need a 16-step K-beauty routine to get started. Begin with the basic building blocks, cleansing and exfoliating, to get your skin on its healthiest track. Cleansing every day is essential to giving your skin a fresh start free of impurities, makeup, and urban impact. Exfoliating a few times a week is an essential step to boosting your skin’s regenerative process for a complexion that’s smoother, brighter, and better able to take on the challenges of protecting you every day.
Cleansers come in a variety of textures and forms to suit a range of skin types and concerns. An everyday facial cleanser can be an oil-free cleansing gel (great for oily prone skin), a mud cleaners (goodbye, acne) or ultra-gentle cleansing milk or cleansing cream (perfect for more dry, sensitive skin types). Some multi-purpose cleansers pull double-duty with hydrating benefits, added nutrients, or detoxifying powers. It’s important to cleanse both morning and night to help your skin perform its best. In the morning, cleansing helps wipe away the buildup of toxins your skin spent all night removing and preps your skin for makeup application. At night, cleansing washes off all that makeup as well as the impurities that build-up from everyday life.
Facial exfoliators don’t need to be used daily, especially if you have sensitive skin, but they are still an essential step to remove dead skin cells that can pile on the surface and clog pores, leading to oily build-up, dullness, or even breakouts. A good face scrub shouldn’t be too harsh, however. It should gently and effectively remove dead skin without causing irritation to leave your complexion smoother, healthier, and more radiant. If you need an extra detoxifying boost to combat blemish-prone skin, look for a charcoal exfoliator that can also draw out impurities to unclog pores.
Getting started with a consistent, daily skincare routine is easy, especially when you shop online at Sephora. Choose from bestsellers and new, cutting-edge arrivals from all the best beauty brands in the biz to find the cleansers and exfoliators you need for a healthy, happy complexion.