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Peut-on utiliser le gel douche pour le visage ?

Can You Use Your Shower Gel on Your Face?

Cleaning your face is a fundamental step in your skin care routine. Indeed, it is daily exposed to various external aggressions like the sun, pollution, dust, allergens, etc... It is therefore important to eliminate all these impurities accumulated throughout the day and thus maintain good hygiene. But what should you use to wash your face? Can we opt for shower gel?

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Published January 5, 2023, by Stéphanie, Doctorate in Life and Health Sciences — 6 min read

Why Should You Wash Your Face?

Washing your face is an important daily step and should be part of your regular skin care routine, just like your shower. Indeed, the skin of the face is constantly exposed to the external aggressions and undergoes a permanent influx of impurities likely to block the pores. During the day, pollution debris, allergens, dust, sweat, sebum, dead skin, germs, cosmetic products, etc... accumulate on the surface of the epidermis. During the night, the skin becomes clogged with dead cells due to the intensification of the cell regeneration process, sweat and sebum. Therefore, washing the face helps to remove these impurities from the epidermis. The result is soft, purified, healthy and energized skin, as well as a radiant complexion. On the other hand, if you don't cleanse your face every day, the accumulation of these residues and dead cells clogs the skin pores, encouraging the appearance of imperfections such as blackheads or pimples.

Cleansing Your Face With Shower Gel: Good or Bad Idea?

Using shower gel is not suitable for washing delicate facial skin, even if it was designed to respect the skin's balance. Indeed, the skin of the body and that of the face do not have the same needs: the skin of the face is particularly fine, fragile and sensitive. Moreover, the face is more exposed to the sun, dust, pollution, cold, etc. throughout the year. Therefore, it is preferable to choose a gentle cleansing product specifically formulated for the face and adapted to your skin type in order to preserve the hydrolipidic film.

What Should I Use To Cleanse My Face?

To protect the cutaneous barrier of your face, choose a cleanser adapted to the characteristics of your skin:

  • If your skin is normal, dry or sensitive, choose a cleansing milk with a moisturizing and nourishing formula, which will bring comfort and suppleness to the skin.

  • If you have dull or blemished skin, choose a gel cleanser that offers progressive micro-exfoliation of the skin to unclog pores, smooth skin texture, even out and brighten the complexion.

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