Just like us, our complexions are unique, and our skin has different needs depending on its type. This includes your cleanser, which is the first step in any effective skincare routine. Here’s how to choose the right face wash for your skin type.
While oily skin does age at a slower pace thanks to all that sweet sebum, it can make people self-conscious when they feel shiny. Use a face wash that contains ingredients that help to regulate sebum production to keep your skin matte for longer. Also, don’t skip the moisturiser or your skin might overcompensate and get greasier!
Does your skin peel parched after washing or do you struggle with dry areas? You need to invest in a cleanser that doesn’t strip away the natural oils necessary for your skin barrier to remain in good condition. Look for ones that contain hydrating ingredients. Creamy textures are also good at adding moisture while you cleanse.
So, your skin is the best, and worst, of both dry and oily. Most people with combination skin experience more oil on their T-zone – across the forehead and bridge of the nose, and their chin. In other areas, such as the cheeks, it may feel drier. The best cleanser to use is one that is gentle and balancing.
Does your skin often suffer from inflammation and redness, and do products often not agree with it? You probably have sensitive skin, which means you need to use the gentlest cleansing and skincare products to limit irritation and soothe your complexion. Be careful when you exfoliate, as this can cause further discomfort. No, thanks!
There are many culprits behind acne. Fortunately, there are *also* many cleansers on the market designed with this skin type in mind! Keep your spots under control by using dedicated acne cleansers and products. These contain ingredients, such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, to help banish blemishes and keep your skin clear.