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6 things you didn't know about your facial cleanser

Get your facts right about your favourite skin care product.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Updated : February 1, 2017 6:33 PM IST

Cleansing is a vital part of your beauty routine. You may know the right way to use it but here are things that no one tells you about using a cleanser. Like which type suits your skin type and what it contains.

1. Cleansers vary per skin type: Each skin type needs certain ingredients active enough to maintain and cleanse the skin s surface. Dermatologist, Dr Shefali Trasi suggests red clay, yoghurt, honey, avocado cream, olive oil, rose oil are suitable for dry skin. Cucumber juice, lemon juice, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil works well to manage oily skin better. Cucumber juice, lemon juice, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil works well to control oily skin better.

2. Cleansers contain salt: Did you know salt is a common ingredient in the facial cleansers and bubble washes? Salt is often added to these products to improve the viscosity or thickness of the product. Here is the ultimate face-washing guide for glowing skin.

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3. They contain dead algae: Dead algae also known as diatomaceous earth are used in facial cleansers. Dead algae are often green and slimy which is often found at the bottom of a pool.

4. They leave residue: Cleansers can leave residues on your skin which can prevent the moisturisers from absorbing into your skin. So it is best that you always rinse it off with lukewarm water and not just remove it with a tissue. Find out why you should not wash your face with hot water.

5. Using too much of it can cause acne: It can be very tempting to use a lot of cleanser to get rid of that acne or that imperfection on your face. However, doing this can worsen your acne. Just a little cleanser from the tube can be enough to remove the dirt and oil from your face.

6. They are good makeup brush cleansers: You know that your makeup brushes harbour bacteria. So when you need to clean them you can do it with a facial cleanser. They can care for your natural bristles better.

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