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When it comes to cleansing, some people like to use a face wash, while others like to start with a makeup remover or a cleansing balm. But is one way better than the other? Since oils are a basic ingredient in cosmetics and our skin also produces sebum, your method of cleansing should be effective at breaking down oils. In this case, it helps to go by the principle of "like dissolves like."

How to Remove Makeup

Makeup comes in different formulas and consistencies. Long-wearing makeup like foundation and mascara can be tough to remove with face wash alone. The best way to get rid of these is with a product that can dissolve them. Start your routine with an oil-based cleanser or makeup remover.

You can use a to give yourself a while loosening makeup particles from your skin and gently removing eye makeup. If you want to remove all traces of product, you can follow this with micellar water like Eskinol Naturals Micellar Water Clear with Natural Lemon Extracts, which further dissolves oil and freshens the skin.

Normally, you won’t need to use a face wash after cleansing with micellar water, but since you’re wearing makeup, can help.

How to Wash Your Face Properly

Complete your routine with a face wash that suits your skin type and needs. Use one like Eskinol Naturals Micellar Facial Wash Clear with Natural Lemon Extracts to help remove product residue and excess oil from the skin.

With your skin still moist, take a pea-sized amount and gently massage your skin. Focus on your T-zone, the sides of your nose, and chin area. Thirty to 60 seconds of cleansing is the recommended duration of washing. Avoid rinsing your face with warm water to avoid stripping your skin of moisture or triggering flareups. Use lukewarm water instead. Moisturize right after washing while your skin is still damp (not wet) to rehydrate the skin.

Using face wash before removing makeup is not categorically wrong but taking your makeup off first is the more efficient route. It's also better for your skin since you won't have to rub so much or wash your face repeatedly.