Cleansing is always the first step to any basic skin care routine. A good cleanser is gentle, fragrance and irritant free. It is important that you choose a cleanser that is suitable to your skin
Let's talk about skin types! First think about what category your skin falls on? Normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, combination, acne or sensitive? You might be thinking I fall on one of them, but believe it or not your skin changes when seasons change. Many of us can fall on two or more those on a given day.
Stay aware of how your skin looks and feels. Tweaking your routine accordingly to the texture and feel of your skin can benefit the elasticity and collagen in your skin. Best advice to keep in mind, focus on the how it makes your skin feels, instead of the price of the bottle. You can be using the wrong cleanser and you might need to cleanse with two different cleansers. It takes a mission to find the perfect cleanser, don't give up!
Different Types of Cleansers, For Different Types of Skin
Light Foaming Cleansers - Foam cleansers are light weight, burst out into rich, foamy lather. Removes dirt, excess oil and most types of make up without stripping.
Skin types: Combination skin, oily skin
Gel Cleansers - Gel cleansers are clear and have a gel-like consistency. It easily removes light make-up, unclogs pores, removes excess oil and killing acne causing bacteria.
Skin types: Normal, combination, or oily skin and sensitive redness and acne prone skin.
Cream and Lotion Cleansers - Cream cleansers are usually thick, creamy and contains botanical oils that moisturizes the skin. Removes light make up and debris without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Skin Types: Dry skin, sensitive redness, and rosacea prone skin.
Oil-Based Cleansers - Sounds like a recipe for breakouts, especially if you have oily skin, but believe it or not oil cleansers are a gentle way of removing heavy water proof makeup, you can cleanse twice with oil-base cleansers first and then a light foam, gel, cream or a lotion cleanser.
Skin Types: All skin types.
Clay Cleansers - Purifies your skin, draws out access oil and toxins from your pores.
Skin Types: Oily and combination skin
Bar Soaps - Are not recommended, Bar cleansers cleanse very strongly and can disrupt the surface of the skin and leave the skin dry and taut. It clogs pores and dull your skin.