An exfoliating cleanser is a beauty product that is normally intended for use on the face. There are some products which are simply cleansers, meaning that they are intended to remove dirt and oil from the skin. Others are simply exfoliants, which means that they are intended to buff the skin and remove dead skin cells. An exfoliating cleanser is a combination of the two and offers the benefits of both products.
An exfoliating cleanser can be a very useful product for anyone trying to improve skin texture and clear away dead skin cells. It can also help to combat oily skin and blemishes. Some are formulated to treat problem skin while others can be used for sensitive skin. Most people with sensitive skin should refrain from or severely limit their use of beauty products that include exfoliants.
There are a number of skin care companies that include exfoliating cleansers in their product lines. Most drugstores stock at least two or three exfoliating cleansers in their beauty or skin care aisles. Product information on these products can be found by doing a quick Internet search. It is also possible to read customer reviews of products online before purchasing an exfoliating cleanser.
Some exfoliating cleansers indicate that they can be used daily. This is a significant difference between exfoliants and exfoliating cleansers. Exfoliants are normally too harsh to use on a daily basis. It is common for exfoliants such as face polishes packaged with instructions to use the product only once per week. Exfoliating cleansers, however, often have a relatively small amount of exfoliant, making them appropriate for daily use.
While using an exfoliating cleanser is a great way to kill two birds with one stone, some people prefer to keep their exfoliants and cleansers separate, using an exfoliant only once or twice a week and a cleanser the rest of the time. Exfoliating cleansers can be made at home by mixing a facial exfoliant with a facial cleanser. It is advisable, however, to only mix products from the same product line.
Even though some exfoliating cleansers indicate that they can be used daily, they may dry out the skin after a long period of use. It is good practice to periodically interrupt the use of an exfoliating cleanser by substituting it with a cleanser without any exfoliant. Of course, if any product creates irritations or blemishes, it is important to discontinue use immediately.