How Do Cleansers Work?
Cleansing is an integral part of any skincare routine no matter your skin type. Throughout the day, many things can settle on your skin, such as dirt and pollution, in addition to previously applied skincare products, makeup and even excess oil. Cleansing removes all of this debris to clean your skin. Additionally, cleansing allows your treatment products to work better by giving them a clean slate to penetrate and allowing for predictable results.
How Cleansers Clean
While cleansers are a skincare must, have you ever stopped to consider how they clean your skin? All of the debris sitting on your skin is dissolved in or embedded in your facial oils; therefore, plain water isn't enough to clean your face since water and oil don't mix. Cleansers contain surfactants to help clean this oil off your face. These surfactants have an organic compound that is both water and oil soluble (amphiphilic) to help oil and water combine and properly strip your face.
So while you may think that cleansing is the most boring part of your routine, remember the reason behind it!