Cleaning your face is the first and most basic step in your skin care routine. The choices of cleansing products are many and that is why you should do extensive research in order to choose the best facial cleansers for your skin type. There is a great variety of options out there for every need. You may have oily skin, dry or combination skin. Also your skin may be one prone to acne or redness. The following information will help you understand the differences between cleaners so you know which type is right for you.
First of all, all cleansers should be gentle, clean well without drying the skin, do not feel greasy or sticky after rinsing. It is also very important that they contain as many natural ingredients as possible and do not cause irritation. And of course whatever cleaner you choose make sure it has the Leaping Bunny mark so you can be sure it has not been tested on animals.
The best face cleansers for each skin type
They are suitable for those who prefer a light moisturizing cleanser that rinses completely, leaving the skin fresh and, of course, clean. Most cleansing gels easily remove light makeup and regular mascara.
Skin Type: Normal to combination and oily skin, acne prone skin, even if it is sensitive or prone to redness.
Aimed at those who want a rich, extremely moisturizing cleanser that removes makeup and leaves a soft feeling on the skin. Apply the lotion to the skin and gently remove with a cotton pad or, preferably, a soft cloth specifically for this purpose.
Skin Type: Normal to very dry or eczema prone skin. Lotion cleansers tend to be heavy on oily skin.
Liquid Cleansers (Micellar Waters, Makeup Removers)
They are chosen by those who prefer to remove their makeup with cotton instead of washing their face. Most do not need rinsing, but it is generally best to do so. Try not to leave cleansers (even mild ones) on the skin more than necessary.
Skin Type: All skin types, but you may need to use another type of cleanser to make sure you have removed all your makeup.
They are ideal for removing more intense makeup or for “double cleansing”. That is, to clean first with some oil and then to apply a second cleansing method. The oils work great for those who want a cleanser that leaves the skin soft while removing makeup quickly.
Skin Type: All skin types – even oily, problem skin – can be cleansed with most cleansing oils, especially when they are part of a dual cleansing process.
They are the choice of those who want a quick way to clean their face in the gym or at the campsite. They are also convenient to have on the nightstand so they do not forget to remove makeup before bed. It’s a quick and easy way to clean but it needs attention. Do not apply too much pressure or pull the skin as this might cause relaxation of the skin tissue.
Skin Type: All skin types.
There are a lot of people that are totally against the use of soap for face as they believe that it can dehydrate the skin. However, there are some soaps like pure Castile soap that can be effectively used for face cleansing. High quality soaps can be a great choice, especially for oil skin.
Skin Type: Oily skin, normal to oily skin.