Your daily facial cleansing ritual
Removing make-up properly has to be learned
The make-up remover that is best suited to you depends on the make-up you’ve used. A light eye shadow or eyeliner can be removed gently with an oil-free product. Waterproof mascara should be removed with an oily alternative such as the gentle Waterproof Eye Make-up remover. Make-up on your cheeks, nose, forehead and chin can be removed easily with cleansing wipes or a washing lotion.
Incidentally, even if you haven’t been wearing make-up, you should cleanse your face every evening anyway as dust and sweat collect on your skin throughout the day. These can naturally result in irritations and blemishes.
Refreshment for the complexion
The second step after facial cleansing is toning. Products for toning the skin remove water-soluble residues such as sweat, dirt and the remains of cleansing products. What you should know: Never use a toner on its own – it only serves to refresh and calm the skin and to prepare it for subsequent moisturising. When toning, always ensure that the toner suits the requirements of your skin.
The right facial cleanser:
tips for every skin type
Dry and sensitive skin
Dry skin lacks oil and moisture. If you use the wrong product, irritation can occur or small scales can even start to form. Therefore, a gentle facial cleanser such as a cleansing milk with moisturising ingredients is suitable for dry skin. For example, NIVEA Refreshing Cleansing Milk with almond oil and Hydra IQ. Use only alcohol-free toners as the alcohol can dry your skin out even more. You can find out more about dry skin here.
Choosing Facial Cleanser for Sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is easily irritated and must be treated particularly carefully. Use a mild facial cleansing milk for cleansing your face or a gentle fluid with soothing ingredients. NIVEA Gentle Caring Micellar Water with dexpanthenol, grape seed oil and special micelle technology actively reduces the three signs of sensitive skin, such as redness, tautness and dryness. At the same time, it cleanses thoroughly and moisturises. You can find out more about sensitive skin here.
NIVEA face care advice – facial cleansing
Normal skin and combination skin
In healthy, normal skin red patches, spots and dry areas rarely occur. To ensure that you maintain this pleasant feeling skin for a long time, you should use mild and moisturising products for cleansing. A cleansing milk or a refreshing washing gel is suitable for normal skin. If you’re in a hurry when cleansing your face, gentle cleansing wipes are a good alternative. NIVEA Gentle 3 in 1 Cleansing Wipes with Vitamin E remove make-up and waterproof mascara easily. You can find out more about normal skin here.
Combination skin has two skin types involved: dry cheeks and an oily T-zone. Products that moisturise the dry areas but do not make them oily are ideal for you. A mild washing gel cleanses thoroughly and gently. Use NIVEA Refreshing Wash Gel with Vitamin E and Hydra IQ for your combination skin’s needs. In addition to thoroughly cleansing your face, your skin will be revitalised and moisturised at the same time. You can find out more about combination skin here.
Oily and Mature skin
Oily skin often tends to have impurities and is therefore reliant on thorough cleansing. An anti-bacterial wash scrub, such as NIVEA’s Anti-Blemish Daily Wash Scrub with magnolia bark extract is the right choice. NIVEA’s beauty series for blemished skin also includes NIVEA Anti-Blemish 3-in-1 Cleanser and NIVEA Control Shine Toner. You should always avoid using products containing oil if you have oily skin. You can find out more about oily skin here.
Choosing the Best Cleanser for Mature skin
Mature skin has a lot of demands. As we grow older, it becomes drier, thinner and loses its elasticity. Therefore, it needs an extra dose of moisture – even when cleansing. For the special needs of more mature skin, we recommend cleansing creams with anti-ageing ingredients and regenerating effects: Cleansing Milk removes make-up and dirt thoroughly, and cleanses without drying out the skin. You can find out more about caring for mature skin here.
Here’s what you need to know about scrubs
Face Scrubs, masks and other treatments
Exfoliating properly. Here’s how to do it
- Before using a face scrub, cleanse and tone the skin.
- Gently massage the product onto your damp face, avoiding the eye and mouth areas.
- Pay attention to the application time.
- Then rinse off with plenty of lukewarm water.