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What Facial Cleanser is Right For Me?

There are so many different types of cleansers out there it can be hard to know what is right for you. Also, everyone’s skin is different. Some people are more oily and other’s are more dry. Some people have very sensitive skin and other’s do not. So, how do you figure out what cleanser will suit your skin best? Let’s start by figuring out what type of skin you have.

There are four different categories for skin composition: dry, oily, normal and combination. Most people will be one skin type as a young adult and change as they age. These skin types can be affected by how much water is in your skin, how sensitive your skin is and how oily your skin is.

Oily: These people are more prone to blemishes, have larger pores and their skin will appear to be shiny.

Dry: Barely visible pores, red patches, rough skin and visible lines.

Normal: People with a normal skin type will have almost no blemishes, barely visible pores, no sensitivity and a radiant complexion.

Combination: Some people will have dry and oily skin on different parts of their face. You will recognize this skin type by large pores, shiny skin and excessive blackheads.

So, now that you know what the skin types are, what cleanser will work best for you?

For a person with oily skin, the best cleanser to use will be gentle foams and gels. Some people with oily skin decide to use an oil to cleanse their skin and that is okay, too. If your skin feels tight or very dry after cleansing, that is the sign that you should not be using an oily skin cleanser. Switch to something more hydrating or gentle.

If your skin is more dry or sensitive try using creams, lotions or milks for your cleanser. Another tip for dry skin is too avoid hot showers and baths and to try to wash your face as little as possible. Try to avoid anything too irritating to your skin; never scrub! If you don’t feel fully cleansed after washing your face with this type of cleanser, try switching to something a bit heavier.

Normal skin types are easy. Any type of cleanser that keeps you blemish free is fine. However, it is never a bad idea to switch up your cleanser once in a while to keep your skin guessing.

If you have a combination skin type then you need something that is non-irritating. The best cleanser for you would be something that is light but effective on the skin. Anything too heavy will clog your pores and leave your skin irritated.

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