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How to Wash Your Face with a Cleansing Cream or Cleansing Milk: The Right and Wrong Way to Use Them

Are you making these common mistakes?
How to use cleansing cream or cleansing milk

Should you be washing your face with a cleansing cream or cleansing milk?

According to some facialists and dermatologists, the answer is yes—even if you don't have dry skin!

"The one thing I find that works for many people is a gentle, milky cleanser," says Rescue Spa's Diana Yerkes. "Creamy cleansers are... a great choice for acne-prone as well as sensitive skin types," adds Dr. Mona Gohara.

But not all skincare experts agree. 

Celebrity facialist Vanessa Hernandez says she never recommends cream cleansers "because they don't really work." Plus, they often leave behind residue that prevents ingredients from penetrating, adds Renée Rouleau.

So who's right?

I say that you can go ahead and use a cleansing cream or cleansing milk to wash your face. But they MUST be applied and removed correctly—or they could do more harm than good!

In this tutorial, you will learn:

  • What is cleansing cream vs. cleansing milk
  • Who should try them
  • The right and wrong way to apply them
  • The right and wrong way to remove them
  • Which products I most recommend!