There is no one correct answer for skincare. Choosing the right cleanser for your face is always hard because everyone’s skin is different.
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Choosing the right facial cleanser for your skin type is essential. Read down below on how you should select the right facial cleanser for your skin type!
Choose the Right Facial Cleanser
1. Oily Skin
Greasiness will develop after cleansing. Find an oil-control facewash that exfoliates to purify the pores and regulate oil production. Find the right one that will avoid dryness. A balanced pH formula will help prevent breakouts.
Cleanser type: Gel and foam.
Ingredients to look for: Clay, charcoal, salicylic acid.
Why a pH balanced cleanser? You have an acidic skin with a pH of around 5. The acidic nature of the surface allows the growth of bacteria and fungus which is essential for skin health. It is the ideal environment for your skin’s enzymes; the setting helps seal in hydration and exfoliate dead skin cells.
2. Dry Skin
Itchy or flaky skin are the signs for dry skin, find a cleanser that clears grime and impurities without stripping the oil. A hydrating facewash will work wonders for you, make sure it is soap-free.
Cleanser type: Cream, micellar water, milk.
Ingredients to look for: Glycerin, shea butter, hyaluronic acid.
3. Sensitive Skin
Your skin is often red, especially after shaving or cleansing and prone to irritation. Find gentle, soothing lotions, pH balanced cleansers and avoid heavily sudsy products.
Cleanser type: Cream, micellar and powder.
Ingredients to look for: Aloe vera, willow bark and witch hazel.
4. Normal Skin
Your skin tone is even, with no flaking, redness, or sheen, and only the occasional breakout. Look for any of the recommended products a long as it’s non-drying cleanser with adequate toners and hydrating agents.
Cleanser type: Any type works as long as your face tolerates it.
Ingredients to look for: You can try anything!
5. Combination Skin
An oily T-Zone (your forehead, nose, and chin) alongside drier skin on your cheeks. Search for a balanced formula with a balance of hydration and cleansing ingredients. You need to clear away the oil and grime without removing the moisture.
Cleanser type: Gel, foam and bar.
Ingredients to look for: Salicylic acid and clay.
Now that you know your skin type, this article should help you choose the best cleanser for your face. Never forget to pick a low pH cleanser, whatever your skin type is. Have a good skin day!
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