When it comes to skincare routines for any skin type or concern, cleansing your face is the first and most basic step. Although cleansing itself is pretty straightforward, deciding which cleanser is best for you can be confusing.
Firstly all cleansers must be gentle, cleanse thoroughly without drying skin, not feel greasy or tacky after rinsing.Never straying from these important cleanser tips will make all the difference in the world.
We’re here to help you understand how to go about choosing the appropriate cleanser by breaking down the types of facial cleansers
Micellar Water Cleansers
These are the lightest form of facial cleansers. They contain small oil molecules that attract dirt and oil from your skin.
They are applied with a cotton ball or swab and don’t need to be rinsed off.
These work beautifully to remove even the most stubborn makeup without surfactants and don’t leave a greasy film. They are great for pre-cleansing for all skin types.
Dr Cebi’s Choice: La Roche Posay Micellar Water Ultra
Gel Facial Cleansers
Gel cleansers are lightweight but effective at deep cleansing leaving skin feeling fresh and clean. They also eliminate oil and acne-causing bacteria.
Have acne-prone skin? Reach for a gel cleanser with Salicylic Acid — which targets excess oil and breakouts.
Ideal skin types: Normal to combination and oily skin; acne-prone skin
Dr Cebi’s Choice: Neostrata Clarifying Facial Cleanser
Foaming Facial Cleansers
Foam cleansers produce a rich lather when combined with water. They effectively remove makeup and grime from your skin, while gently exfoliating resulting in a smooth texture and tone.
Ideal skin types: Combination of oily and breakout-prone skin with uneven skin tone.
Dr Cebi’s Choice: Neostrata Foaming Glycolic Wash 20 AHA
Cream & Lotion Facial Cleansers
Cream cleansers have a rich and heavier texture. Their moisturizing properties make them perfect for those with dry skin as they replenish lipids lost during the cleansing process. They are also great for deep cleaning and removing
makeup. Ideal skin types: Normal to dry skin, including sensitive or redness-prone skin.
Dr Cebi’s Choice: Neostrata Facial Cleanser