What Type of Cleanser Should I Use?
To find the best face wash for you, considering your skin type is key.
So let's go through the different skin types and the type of cleanser that will work best for each skin type...
If you have normal skin, the cleanser aisle is your oyster. Most formulas will work for you, so let your choice be guided by your cleansing needs. For example, if you wear makeup, choose a cleanser designed to remove it.
Buying cleansers for sensitive skin can be tricky. But if you steer clear of harsh ingredients and artificial fragrances, you’ll minimise the chances of flare-ups. Look for gentle, nourishing formulas like lotions or milks. And choose an alcohol-free cleanser.
Dry or Dehydrated Skin
Just as you’d choose alcohol free cleansers for sensitive skin, the same rule applies here. Go for cleansers with added hydrators. Oil cleansers, lotions, and milks will be your best bets.
Combo skin has normal, oily, and dry parts. Accordingly, the best type of cleanser for combination skin is a non-stripping foam or gel specifically designed to target a variety of needs.
Foam and gel cleansers are excellent for oily skin, but don’t be tempted to choose a harsh, drying formula. Overcleansing can send your skin’s oil production into overdrive, making the problem worse.
For congested skin, look for products with ingredients to sweep away dead surface cells and treat bacteria. Exfoliating cleansers and foam cleansers are great options for breakout-prone skin.