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Knowing which skincare products are best suited for your skin type can be difficult. The first step in perfecting your skincare routine is to invest in an effective cleanser, but where should you start? Rather than opting for the trial and error method, our guide below will help you when choosing the right cleanser for your skin type for a hassle free experience.
If you suffer with dry skin, a creamy or oily textured cleanser is the best choice to help your skin to retain moisture. Avoid using foaming cleansers as they strip the skin of its natural moisture, drying it out and causing irritation. Look for ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Algae Extract and Glycerin which infuse your skin with moisture for healthy hydration.
For those with oily skin, a deep cleansing gel or foaming formula will be the most effective option. A gentle cleanser containing ingredients such as Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and clay will lift away dirt and oil without completely stripping the skin. This will stop it from going into overdrive and producing more excess oil than previously.
Choosing the right cleanser for sensitive skin is no easy feat. However, once you know what you’re looking for when it comes to ingredients and formulations, it becomes a lot easier. Opt for a cream cleanser made with natural, non-irritating ingredients such as almond or jojoba oil. Keep an eye out on the label to check that it’s also paraben and synthetic fragrance free to keep your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.
When your skin is both dry and oily at the same time, it’s best to avoid oil cleansers. Instead, invest in a gel cleanser to draw out impurities and unclog pores. This will help you to balance your skin without over drying any patches. When choosing your cleanser, look for ones containing ingredients olive, chamomile or bergamot to naturally remove dirt and protect the skin.
When suffering with acne-prone skin, many things can aggravate the skin, making it difficult to pick the right products. Opting for a salicylic acid cleanser will help to fight excess oil production, reducing breakouts. Ensure to use the cleanser twice daily, both morning and night to keep bacteria, oil and dirt from building up.
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