The action of sloughing away dead skin cells, excess oil, and other impurities can take care of cleansing simultaneously. Which is better? I've seen quite a few beauty gurus use milk or like a DIY milk mask with cotton pads soaked in milk to cleanse their face. Cookies help us deliver our Services. There are benefits to both. Why to Exfoliate First and Cleanse the Face Second Why Exfoliating Before Cleansing Might Work For You. Physical exfoliate (since I'm not sure which type you're talking about) Toner. I'm new. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I would cleanse first cause it will help soften/moisten the skin to exfoliate better. I'm confused on the difference between chemical exfoliator and a face scrub... Face scrub is cleanser with gritty bits in it, like St Ive's apricot or Clinique's Exfoliating Scrub. Exfoliation scrubs away the surface layer of the skin to expose newer and brighter skin underneath. First I was prescribed the classic benzoyl peroxide, then moved up to taking minocycline, and then retinoids right now. DIY. Benefits of Using an Exfoliant First  Generally speaking, fewer people choose to exfoliate then cleanse, although there are benefits to reversing these skincare steps. But recently I've been seeing people say that you exfoliate first because you want to get rid of the extra buildup or the cleanser won't work that well. It's more effective to exfoliate first. So use your cleanser first. If using a chemical exfoliant, this is a leave on product. By using specific “tools” to remove the top layer of the … January 3, 2012 by Jaime Richards. Cleanse then exfoliate. 1 26 0. Or, you can exfoliate then cleanse the skin. You better exfoliate first. This depends on the type of exfoliation. The method that we recommend is to cleanse the skin first then exfoliate next. A lot of people seem to cleanse first with the reasoning being that you want to get the oil & dirt off your first so when you exfoliate you actually get the clogged pores/dead skin deep down. If you are confused, here is what you can do. When approached in this way, mechanical exfoliation is the better choice. If using a chemical exfoliant, this is a leave on product. Exfoliate first to get the dead tissue and excess make-up off. When you are cleansing, the few minutes of warm water also helps to soften the skin so it's easier to exfoliate. You better exfoliate first. The best thing to do is what works best for your skin. I exfoliate first and then cleanse. #4 twinkle122, Jun 18, … Sort by. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 2 comments. Some routines tell you to cleanse first others tell you to exfoliate first. If it's chemical exfoliation and meant to be a leave-on product, you would want to cleanse first to avoid washing it away! 100% Upvoted. imstead of cleansing i would just exfoliate first to remove all the dead skin cells and expose thge healthy skin, then i would apply the mask for however long you want to and them moisturize. Which is better? If you're using a face scrub (remember no more than 1-2x a week, and not on active acne), that is your cleanser. Normal serum which doesn't need … Thanks. They're leave on products. Most people here do chemical exfoliation, which goes after cleansing. 20 26 0. theres face washes that exfoliates and cleanse at the same time. Starting benzoyl was so long ago that I dont quite remember what my initial experience was like, but it's still a part of my routine (or WAS a part, I haven't gotten any acne whatsoever these past couple days). This thread is archived. If I'm using a chemical exfoliator, should the order be: Apologies if something here is clearly wrong. #2 sara, Jun 5, 2010. bungeoppang Member. Which … [DIY] Anyone get results using regular milk to cleanse and exfoliate face? Some routines tell you to cleanse first others tell you to exfoliate first. If you're using a face scrub (remember no more than 1-2x a week, and not on active acne), that is your cleanser. Then exfoliate my love this is what we do everyday on clients and what we recommend for after care, exfoliate 1-2 times a week depending on how harsh the exfoliator is. Masks are typically a treatment (acne masks, hydrating masks, vitamin-c masks for dark spots, etc) so there's no point in treating dead skin or skin that still has a little bit of make-up on it. So use your cleanser first. i wouldnt cleanser and exfoliate bc you dont really need to double cleanse, unless you wear heavy make up. The exfoliation is the removal of the dead cells sitting on the skin's surface. Chemical exfoliator is things with Saciliyc acid or Latic acid in them, and no gritty bits. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. you actually wrote it down in the perfect order. I'm not too good with what they are on a deeper level or how they work, but they are things that you leave on instead of washing off. Similarly, you remove the dead skin cells first and then cleanse it. Cleanse. Cleanse first- you'll get rid of all the surface dirt and make-up, etc.