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Do you really need to wash your face?

An Evening With Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz recently hit headlines when she claimed she “never” washes her face anymore.

During an interview for Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers podcast, the Charlie’s Angels actress confessed that she has shunned complicated beauty regimes in recent years.

“I don’t care. It’s literally the last thing I think about on a daily basis… like maybe not at all during the day, is what I look like,” she commented. “I literally do nothing. I, like, never wash my face.”

But despite Cameron’s controversial take on skincare, chartered scientist and founder of SOS Serum Skincare, Bruce Green, is adamant that everyone needs to wash their face.

“You need to cleanse your face every day – even if you’ve been in the house all day, with no make-up on. Skin perspiration, atmospheric grime (pollutants inside the house), and dead cell removal all occur, so all this (needs) washing off,” he explained. “Skin cleansing is the most overlooked weapon in the battle for happy/radiant skin. Not cleansing the skin well enough is one of the most common skincare mistakes. Not cleansing the face properly will lead to blocked pores which can then become infected and lead to breakouts.”

Read on for a round-up of great new cleansers to check out right now.

Neutrogena’s Clear & Defend+ Facial Wash

Developed by dermatologists and designed for daily use, this brand-new launch is formulated with an AHA/PHA blend, containing 2% glycolic acid, to help cleanse the skin, refine texture, and combat acne marks. And with brand scientists promising “clearer skin in one week”, what do you have to lose?

SOS Cleanse

Suitable for all skin types, this gentle cleanser helps to dissolve make-up and remove daily atmospheric pollutants. Infused with blue daisy extract, this soft gel-like product can be used every morning and evening. For best results, take a little of the formula and massage it into dry skin before rinsing off with warm water and patting dry.

Skin Proud’s Velvet Cloud Cleanser

For those who prefer a foam-style cleanser, Skin Proud’s latest offering is a real winner. Enriched with vitamin B3 and moisture-boosting amino acids, this whipped mousse formula leaves the complexion fresh.

The Organic Pharmacy’s Rose & Chamomile Cleansing Milk

Crafted to gently cleanse ultra-sensitive skin, this milky product is made with a calming combination of organic shea butter, chamomile, and aloe vera, as well as rose water, to help reduce redness and irritation. It has a delightful fragrance too!

– Cover Media