Rejuvenate Your Skin With These Facial Cleansers

Cleansing is one of the most important steps in a skincare routine, which means that good facial cleansers are vital. But why?

You’d be shocked to know what our skin accumulates throughout the day. Think dirt, sweat, oil, dead skin cells and other pollutants – don’t fret, these are all in extremely microscopic proportions, but they could lead to breakouts and sensitivity. And that’s the last thing we want. A good cleanser helps to clear all of this after a long day. 

Cleansing is also therapeutic, not only for our skin, but for our mental well-being, since it’s a great way to wash away the day and start afresh. And it doesn’t have to take long – according to studies, it takes just 20 to 30 seconds to give our complexions a thorough cleanse. 

Like with any skincare product, your skin type will determine which product is best for you. Here are the facial cleansers we love according to skin type:

For oily skin…

Choose a non-drying, oil-free cleanser from Clinique, like the All About Clean Liquid Facial Soap (Oily Skin Formula). It gently removes dead skin cells and additional oil, revealing fresh-feeling skin post wash. There’s no dry, tight feeling after using it. It’s the perfect face wash to balance out oily skin.

Clinique All About Clean Liquid Facial Soap - Oily 200ml

For dry skin…

Opt for a nourishing cleansing balm. The beauty of Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm is that it can be doubled up as a mask if your skin’s in need of extra hydration and repair. Using your finger, take a sizeable amount of the balm, rub it between the palm of your hands to warm it up and then apply it confidently to your face and decolletage. The melting formula removes make-up and debris with such ease that you’ll find this product addictive (and we haven’t even mentioned the scent!).

Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

For sensitive skin…

We recommend a gentle cleanser with soothing ingredients that don’t trigger the skin. The Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Cleanser is a gel-lotion combo face wash that rids the skin of unwanted nasties without setting off itchiness, redness or general discomfort (yay!). It’s soap-free, sulphate-free and an absolute delight to use on the skin.

Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Cleanser

For combination skin…

Go for a cleanser that provides your skin with optimal balance. Origins’ Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash eliminates excess shine while keeping the skin hydrated with each wash. A little goes a long way with this product – simply add a small dollop of the formula onto your fingertips, mix with water and apply to damp skin. It refreshes, lathers beautifully and easily fits into any combination skincare routine.

Origins Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash

For normal skin…

The world is your oyster. You’re lucky enough to have *all* cleansers at your disposal, but – a word of caution – do not overly cleanse (meaning do not press too hard when cleansing) and don’t exceed the daily limit of ‘twice a day’ rule. We want your skin barrier and skin balance to remain intact at all times, no matter how tolerable your skin may be. The Clarins Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser helps keep your complexion clean, hydrated and free from accumulated gunk. We love!

Clarins Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser 125ml

What skin type are you? Let us know in the comments below.


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