I completely understand there are so many different facial cleansers to choose from. Walking down the isles at your local store can turn into a nightmare because every cleanser is claiming to be able to fix, cure and heal every problem that you may have. But I want to help you take the guessing game away from finding your perfect cleanser.
First and foremost what is a cleanser supposed to do? A cleanser is used to freshen and nourish your skin without stripping and drying it out.
If your skin feels taut and pulled after you’ve cleansed, then you’ve disrupted the natural lipids that your skin excretes. So any cleanser that makes your skin feel squeaky clean is a no no. It’s dehydrating and it creates dermal impairment.
Below is a list of Types of Cleansers and who they are best suited for.
Foaming and gel-based Facial Cleansers
ROLE: REMOVE EXCESS OIL FROM SKIN WITHOUT LEAVING IT STARVED OF MOISTURE
SKIN CONDITION: BEST FOR SKIN THAT’S NORMAL, COMBINATION AND OILY
Creams, milks and lotions Facial Cleansers
ROLE: MOISTURISE AND HYDRATES AS THEY CLEAN
SKIN CONDITION: FOR MATURE, DRY, NORMAL, DEHYDRATED SKIN.
Micelle waters and oil Facial Cleansers
ROLE: HELPS REMOVAL OF MAKEUP AND YOUR SKIN NEEDS AN EXTRA CLEANSE
SKIN CONDITION: BEST SUITED TO SENSITIVE SKIN TYPES