Skin Cleansing

Skin cleaning promotes good hygiene as well as more youthful looking skin. Learn more about skin cleaning at HowStuffWorks.

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Dry skin can be tricky to cleanse. There are face washes for dry skin, but do they really work? We'll help you perfect your dry skin care routine.

By Jennifer Cohen

If you love natural skin care products, these herbs – lavender, calendula, witch hazel, neem oil and feverfew – can help you get glowing skin.

By Amanda MacMillan

Homemade face masks can exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize your skin. Follow our tips for making simple and safe homemade face masks.

By Jennifer Cohen

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Exfoliating your face just got easier. We give you the lowdown on exfoliating face scrubs and masks – and how to make your own!

By Diana Kelly

When it comes to acne home remedies, toothpaste is a common treatment for pimples. But does toothpaste really cure acne? Find out!

By Diana Kelly

Learn all that you need to know about using the proper pH balanced skin cleanser and get the skin cleanser with the right pH balance for your skin.

By Jennifer Sellers

While the debate might seem to be between natural and synthetic sponges, the real question is what your preference is, and whether your skin type is sponge-friendly.

By Sarah Siddons & Brion O'Connor

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Get fast facts on skin cleansers, and learn about the different varieties available so you can choose the best option for your skin.

By Sarah Siddons

Your skin can be on the receiving end of a lot of unwanted attention, no matter how well-intentioned. Should you ease up on your grooming rituals?

By Robert Lamb

It's a cruel world sometimes. The tastiest foods are bad for your health, the finest things are bad for your wallet and long, hot showers are said to be tough on your skin. Are they?

By Jonathan Atteberry

Your mother was right: The world is a dirty place, full of germs and other icky substances. She was also right to remind you to wash your face every day. But what would happen if you didn't?

By Tom Scheve

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Everyone has his or her own cleaning routine. Some prefer baths, while others enjoy a shower; some cleanse once a day, but others may wash infrequently. But is there one way to clean yourself that's better than others?

By Chris Jones

Sometimes, the lure of a beautifully packaged beauty product with a list of exotic ingredients is the siren call that leads you to the cash register. But if it's time to pinch pennies, what do you need to look for in a facial cleanser?

By Tom Scheve

People with oily complexions typically choose water-based cleansers when washing -- it just doesn't make seem right to pile on more oil. But could an oil-based cleanser actually help?

By Jessika Toothman

A bad sunburn will leave you wondering how to get dressed or move, let alone clean yourself. What's the best way to wash sunburned skin?

By Julia Layton

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If you've ever taken a trip down the cosmetics aisle, the intimidating number of different skin cleansers may have scared you away. Is it really possible to choose an optimal cleanser?

By Jessika Toothman

While many people are comfortable using just soap and water to wash their faces, others rely on the use of a washcloth. Do washcloths clean any better? And are there any disadvantages you should be aware of?

By Jonathan Strickland

If your skin becomes red, itchy and swollen after using a skin cleanser, you may be having an allergic reaction. What ingredients cause such a reaction, and how can you avoid them?

By Martha Barksdale

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? Does that mean we need two separate face scrubs taking up space in the shower, too?

By Robert Lamb

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Do you know what unusual skin care ingredients might be in your beauty products? See this gallery for unusual skin care ingredient pictures.

You may have noticed that "cocamidopropyl betaine" keeps popping up on the labels of your skin care products. But what exactly does this cleanser ingredient do?

By Sarah Siddons

We work out to get in better health and to look good, and that extends to our skin -- nothing beats a rosy, healthy glow for natural beauty. But can exercise beat the effects of aging, stress and acne?

By Tom Scheve

You might think you know everything there is to know about washing your face, but there are ways to make your routine more effective. What techniques are right for your skin?

By Sarah Siddons

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If the idea of bathing a squirming, slippery baby sounds intimidating, these tips can help. Learn proper techniques for holding your baby, and discover why tub baths aren't recommended for newborns.

By Sarah Siddons

If your skin is dull, flaky or oily, you may need to exfoliate. Exfoliating allows you to remove dead cells from the surface of your skin to reveal the bright, new skin underneath.

By Jamie Palamon