What is an Exfoliating Facial Cleanser?

Exfoliating facial cleanser is a beauty product that is used to both cleanse the skin and exfoliate it. Most people know that cleansing the skin involves removing dirt and excess oil from the face. Exfoliating takes this process a step further by actually removing dead skin cells from the face and helping to scrub excess oil and foreign matter out of the pores. As such, exfoliating facial cleanser can be useful for people who are trying to slough away dead skin cells to keep the skin looking youthful or people who are trying to battle acne by keeping the pores clear.

An exfoliator is often too abrasive to use on a daily basis. This is because most exfoliators have a high concentration of exfoliant. Used more than once or twice a week, these products can leave the skin irritated or even raw. Exfoliating facial cleanser, on the other hand, is usually formulated for daily use. Because the exfoliant is diluted by facial cleanser, it is less harsh and is less likely to irritate the skin when used on a daily basis.

Some people find that exfoliating facial cleanser is especially helpful during warm weather months when excess oil may build up on the face and sweat may clog the pores and even leave thin layers of salt deposits on the skin. During the summer, exfoliating facial cleanser can be used to help keep the skin clear and clear away excess oil and salt left over from sweat. In the winter, if the skin is exposed to cold temperatures and dry heat, exfoliating facial cleanser may be switched out with a milder cleanser that includes no exfoliant a few days of the week.

There are a number of skin-care companies that sell exfoliating facial cleanser. Some companies that use natural ingredients in their products use crushed pits from apricots or other stone fruits for their exfoliants. Other companies may use chemicals or synthetic materials to create small grains or beads to act as an exfoliant.

The price of exfoliating facial cleanser can range from more than $50 USD (US Dollars) to less than $5 USD for a bottle. The price depends on the ingredients, the price points of the brand that sells the product, and the places where the product is sold. Exfoliating facial cleansers sold in spas, for example, are often much more expensive that the kinds that are sold in pharmacies.


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