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Keeping your skin clean and happy is an essential part of every skin care routine. There’s nothing like showing your face some love after a long day’s work. Take advantage of our face-cleansing advice and discover the best toners and exfoliating scrubs for your face.

Facial cleansing: twice a day?

It is essential to cleanse in the morning as dead skin cells are the first things to be removed during your morning facial cleanse.

Removing makeup properly

Always remove your makeup before going to bed. To get rid of mascara, we recommend makeup removal products developed especially for the eyes, such as NIVEA’s MicellAIR Eye Make-Up Remover. Gentle yet effective, it works fast to dissolve eye makeup and mascara without rubbing.

Makeup on your cheeks, nose, forehead and chin can be removed easily with cleansing wipes or a washing lotion.

Even if you haven’t been wearing makeup, you should cleanse your face every evening anyway as dust, sweat and dirt can collect on your skin throughout the day. 

Visible refreshment for your complexion

The second step after cleansing is toning. Products for toning the skin remove water-soluble residues such as sweat and dirt.

Toner helps to visibly refresh and calm the skin and to prepare it for subsequent moisturizing. NIVEA’s Refreshing Toner with Vitamin E, tones and tightens pores for visibly refreshed skin.



Each person's skin is different. We have summarized which products are the right ones, and what you should look out for if you have dry, oily, sensitive or combination skin.

Dry and sensitive skin

Dry skin 


Dry skin lacks oil and moisture. Therefore, a gentle cleansing product with moisturizing ingredients is suitable for dry skin.
For example, NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Cream with natural Almond Oil will remove all the impurities without drying out the skin, leaving it feeling wonderfully soft.


Sensitive skin


Sensitive skin must be cared for gently. Use a mild cleansing product for washing your face or a gentle fluid with dry skin-soothing ingredients.
Try NIVEA MicellAIR Micellar Water, a quick and easy-to-use fragrance-free formula: no rubbing or rinsing needed. It effectively removes makeup and visibly refreshes your skin. 

Normal skin and combination skin

Normal skin 

In healthy, normal skin, dry areas rarely occur. To ensure that you maintain this pleasant feeling for a long time, you should use mild and moisturizing products for cleansing. A refreshing washing gel is suitable for normal skin. If you’re in a hurry when cleansing your face, gentle cleansing wipes are a good alternative. NIVEA Refreshing 3-in-1 Cleansing Wipes remove makeup and mascara easily.

Combination skin 

Combination skin is a mix of two skin types: dry cheeks and an oily T-zone. Products that moisturize the dry areas but do not make them oily are ideal for you. A mild washing gel cleanses thoroughly and gently. Use NIVEA Refreshing Cleansing Gel with Vitamin E for your combination skin’s needs. In addition to thoroughly cleansing your face, your skin will be visibly revitalized and moisturized at the same time.

Oily skin

Oily skin often tends to have surface impurities and is therefore reliant on thorough cleansing.
NIVEA’s Purifying Cleansing Gel deeply cleanses pores with purifying peeling scrubs to remove oil and cleanse impurities.