Cleansing is the first and most important step in your skincare routine. So it’s important to pick the right cleanser that suits your skin type. While all facial cleansers ultimately do the same thing for your skin; getting rid of dirt, dead skin cells and makeup, each one can offer various benefits.
When picking a cleanser, it’s essential to use a cleanser that suits your skin type. Follow our tips below to help you choose the right cleanser for your skin type.
For sensitive skin
If you have sensitive or irritated skin, go for a cleanser that gently cleanses your skin and doesn’t aggravate your skin barrier.
Try a cleanser like our Haul of Fame bareMinerals’ Pureness Gel Cleanser. This cleanser is formulated with only 15 ingredients and is ideal for sensitive skin. This nourishing cleanser soothes sensitive skin while effectively removing makeup and impurities without stripping the skin.
For oily skin
Those with oily skin should opt for cleansers, such as gel cleansers, that help purify the skin and regulate sebum production. If you have an oily complexion, choose a cleanser that will help tackle excessive shine or greasiness. Be careful of using cleansers that overly strip your skin of its natural oils as this can do more harm than good.
Oily skin types are also more prone to breakouts so if you have acne-prone skin, use a salicylic acid-based cleanser daily to help unclog pores and get rid of excess oil.
For dry skin
For dry skin, choose a cream cleanser packed with nourishing and moisturising ingredients. Cream cleansers gently cleanse your skin and leave your skin moisturised. It’s best to avoid cleansers that strip or dry out your skin as this could lead to dry, flaky or irritated skin.
Written by: Romy Rose Reyes