Following last week’s post, I’ll be sharing some tips today on choosing the right cleanser for your skin type. Generally, a good cleanser would take off any dirt accumulated on your skin but if you wear makeup, some cleansers can not take it off so make sure to use a makeup remover before cleansing.
For any product, looking at the ingredient list should be one of the deciding factors for if you should add it to your regime or not. It’s good to read the claims on the packaging but they will only tell you the good stuff.
Sensitive Skin: Does your skin very often flare up with rashes when you try different products? Then you should be most weary. You should use a fragrance-free cleanser only to avoid skin irritation. Don’t be enticed by fruity scents or claims that the additional grapefruit will brighten your skin. It won’t be on your skin long enough to brighten because you will rinse soon after. Also avoid cleansers with menthol. You do not need the tingly feeling.
Dry Skin: If you have dry skin you should stay away from bar soaps. It will only make your skin loose more moisture. It is recommended that a cream cleanser is used for dry skin types. A lot of people with dry skin also have sensitive skin so as much as possible avoid fragrances because they irritate the skin.
Oily Skin: I’ll be honest with you, a cleanser alone cannot control your oiliness but it is a good start. You should use a water soluble cleanser for your oily skin. It would be beneficial to get a cleanser with charcoal in it. Charcoal helps to draw out oil from the skin so it would help to control break-outs and tighten your pores.