We all know that any skin care routine begins with a properly cleansed face. Nowadays, your means of getting there might be an oil, a balm or a sonic cleansing brush—maybe even a combination of all three. (You could also use a good old-fashioned gel cleanser—it’s something I still swear by.) Obvious as it sounds, whatever you use, you’ll want to make sure you rinse properly. And if you’ve long sworn off washcloths to perform this task, I encourage you to take a look at Into the Gloss’ report on The Best Washcloths. I have a feeling it will change your mind.
If you keep up with the latest skin care trends, then it’s safe to say you’ve got an oil or two in your beauty cabinet—no matter how much oil-is-the-enemy messaging was shoved down your throat in the 80s! I happen to love skin care oils, too. They make great cleansers, they offer luxurious moisture, and hey, some of them even help with acne and other bothersome issues. But according to Byrdie, oil is about to be ousted as skin care’s “it” ingredient—and its replacement might surprise you.