Gel cleansers, cream cleansers, chemical acid cleansers.. there are so many different types of cleansers and it can be hard to know which ones are best. Using the wrong type of cleanser can cause spots, redness, irritation or dryness. So, picking an appropriate cleanser is important. Below are some tips to help you choose a cleanser.
Before purchasing a cleanser, think about your skincare concerns. Are you prone to oily skin, dry patches, spots or breakouts? Is your skin really sensitive? Do you react to different products?
Cleanser for dry or sensitive skin
Do you experience flakey or tight skin? Is your skin prone to redness? Use a gentle creamy cleanser to add hydration while you cleanse. Using a harsh cleanser on a dry skin will make it dryer. My pick is the AlumierMD Hydraboost Cream Cleanser. This contains argan oil which actually mimics the sebum(oil) your skin naturally produces by locking in moisture without leaving a greasy feel. It is also high in antioxidants, including vitamin E which is fabulous for nourishing dry or mature skin. Massage around a damp face for 60 seconds and rinse well with lukewarm water and a facecloth. Using hot water will strip the skin more.
Cleanser for oily skin or skin prone to breakouts
Gel cleansers are ideal here to degrease the skin. You also want to use ingredients that will control the oil in the skin. ASAP Daily Facial Cleanser is an oil free cleanser with 10% Glycolic Acid. This will purify the skin, deep cleanse the pores and exfoliate without drying or irritating. It is great for improving skin texture and giving a smooth skin.
Cleanser for combination skin
Is your skin is sometimes dry but you get the odd breakout/spot? Is your skin oily but you experience flaky skin at times? You want to use a balancing cleanser without harsh ingredients that will nourish and hydrate the skin without being too heavy. My pick here is the ASAP Gentle Cleansing Gel. This is formulated to gently and thoroughly cleanse the skin of makeup and impurities while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture balance. Contains powerful antioxidant White Tea and healing Aloe Vera to calm and soothe. Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
I hope this helps you choose a cleanser that suits your skin type. For more assistance or to get a tailored skincare routine book a consultation here.