Applying cleansing cream is an essential skin care regimen that is often disregarded. Proper cleansing of the skin is very important in preventing skin irritation. Cleansing creams soothe and cleanse the skin, gently lift away makeup and surface residue as well as other impurities and excess oils, leaving the skin soft, supple, and purified. Water, mineral oil, waxes, and herbal extracts are key contents of cleansing creams recommended for those with dry or sensitive skin. Apply cleansing cream generously on the face and on the throat by gently massaging with two fingers then remove with cotton or tissue pads. Wash of excess cream from the face with warm water. Follow with a splash of cool water.