Having a skincare routine and using good quality products is vital for good skin health. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, you must use a cleanser formulated for your specific skin type. 

When you use the wrong cleanser, you can cause skin irritation and even breakouts, so in this blog post, we will discuss how you can pick the right cleanser for your skin type and share some of our favourite options. Stick around to learn more! 

Identify your skin type.

The first thing you need to determine is your skin type. Do you have dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, or a combination of all of the above? This is important to determine because it helps you choose the right products. 

Choosing the wrong products can worsen your skin and cause dryness, redness, and breakouts. You can generally determine your skin type by observing your skin; however, if you are unsure, you can consult with a dermatologist. Alternatively, you can take an online quiz that will help you determine what your skin type is.  

Choose a cleanser designed for that skin type.

Once you have identified your skin type, you need to choose a cleanser designed for that specific skin type. If you have dry skin, you should opt for a face wash that is gentle on your skin from a trusted brand like Misumi Skincare, which is packed with nourishing ingredients as well as fatty acids that are in the form of oil. 

You want to look for ingredients such as petrolatum, mineral oil, and lanolin. These ingredients will clean your skin and leave a thin layer of moisture on your skin. You also want to look for a cleanser free from chemicals, alcohol, and fragrance. Ideally, it should be a non-foaming cleanser. Lastly, avoid cleaners containing exfoliators such as glycolic or salicylic acid because these will further dry your skin. 

If you have oily skin, you should choose a cleanser with ingredients such as aloe vera and tea tree oil. These ingredients are both mild and work to balance the oil production of the skin. You also want to avoid any cleansers that contain alcohol or oil. For acne-prone skin, wash your face twice daily with a salicylic acid-based cleanser because this will unclog your pores and eliminate any excess oil.

Lastly, if you have sensitive or combination skin, you should use a gentle cleanser that is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, soap-free, paraben-free, and one that won’t cause skin irritation. 

Read the ingredients list on the cleanser.

Once you have determined your skin type and chosen a cleanser category, it is time to shop for the right products. When doing this, it is crucial not just to buy anything that looks and sounds good. Instead, you need to take some time to read the ingredients list on the cleanser before making a purchase. The aim is to avoid any products that contain harsh chemicals or fragrances that can cause skin irritation. 

Try out the cleanser on a small area of your skin.

Once you have found the right cleanser and made that all-important purchase, the final step is to actually try out the cleanser. When doing this, you want to start by trying out a small area of your skin before using it all over your face. The reason for this is to see how your skin reacts to the product and to determine if your skin will react to the product or not. 

So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about picking the right cleanser for your skin type. Remember to first identify your skin type, choose the cleanser designed for that specific skin type, read all the ingredients before making a purchase, and try out the cleanser on a small area of your skin before using it all over your face. 

Published by: HOLR Magazine