Getting Rid of the Grime… Skin Cleansing Techniques

From the oil cleansing method to good old fashioned foamy cleansers, there are literally thousands of products out there just for cleansing the skin. Is it all hype? Read on to learn more…

It’s a Must

Proper skin cleansing ensures the skin is free of dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris. Throughout the day the skin on your face is continually covered with bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and old dead skin cells. Daily facial cleansing is essential to remove these impurities and give the skin a fresh look.

There are many ways to out there that claim to clear skin and keep it healthy. However, what works best for each skin type varies and can be best diagnosed by your dermatologist only.


Charcoal: As important as regular facials and skin cleansing are, at home care can prove to be beneficial in the long run. Charcoal has some great properties to help bind the dirt and help pull it out of the pores. It is known to balance oily skin by eliminating excess sebum and oils. With its slightly gritty texture, activated charcoal is good for skin exfoliation. Its impurity-sucking properties make it an even better exfoliator.

Oils: Hydration and keeping the skin nourished is equally important as cleansing it. Oils can also have a nourishing impact on the skin. After a good exfoliation session or skin scrubbing, oils like olive oil and hazelnut oil, sunflower oil can provide hydration to the cells. Massaging oils regularly on the skin on neck and face can also increase blood circulation which is a great anti-aging technique.


Always ensure you test out a patch of your skin even before using any home-made remedies. Consult your doctor for more precise diagnosis and to engage in a suitable facial regularly.

Credit: Alfia Susi, skin expert at Clinica Joelle Dubai Jumeirah 3, Dubai