With so many luxurious oils, miracle serums and life changing masks, the importance of cleansing can get overlooked. Washing your face is boring, right?
Cleansing is actually the most crucial part of your routine and doing it wrong could be the reason behind congested, dull, acne prone skin. Gone are the days of harsh, foaming, alcohol based face washes and instead we’re looking for creams, oils, and balms. But with so many options, which is right for you?
#1 Super sensitive skin that stings a lot
Sensitive skin types need to be treated with nourishment and care. So if this is you – then steer clear of exfoliating or foaming formulas as they are far too harsh and stripping for the skin. Lush’s Ultrabland is a gentle cleansing cream which contains rose extract to soothe as well as the naturally antibacterial power of honey, perfect for you if you suffer from redness or eczema.
#2 Congested or acne prone skin that suffers from
Potentially the opposite of your typical foaming cleanser, The bareMinerals Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser is a cleansing mud, designed to remove impurities and detoxify the skin. It’s perfect for oily, congested, acne prone skin. The mud emulsifies into a cream. So the formula never leaves skin stripped or dehydrated and delivers a spa-like experience straight to your bathroom.
#3 Dehydrated skin that’s tight, sore and flakey
Enrich and hydrate moisture lacking skin types with the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. The bouncy gel to oil formula is enriched with radiance boosting vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. To aid the repair of chapped, dehydrated skin. Wave goodbye to the horrible tight feeling that those with dehydrated skin will be all too familiar with, this will leave your skin feeling comfortable and smooth.
#4 Normal skin that needs protection and proven results
If you have fairly easy skin, but just want something that refreshes, cleanses and brightens your skin then you should try the Foreo Day & Night Cleanser. The day cleanser changes from a yogurt into a foam and is bursting with fruit extracts. It protects against environmental factors, cleanses and brightens, while the night cleanser works to remove makeup and pollutants that have built up throughout the day. They also contain meteorite extract for detoxifying the skin in a truly unique way.
#5 Dull skin that’s lost it’s natural glow
Skin looking dull and lifeless? Skip a step by cleansing and exfoliating all at once with Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser. Suitable for skin that could do with rejuvenating and brightening (skip this if you’re sensitive). This cleanser uses Willow Bark (containing naturally occurring salicylic acid) to dissolve dull, dead skin cells and pink clay to draw out impurities. The result? Brighter, glowing, skin in minutes!
#6 Oily skin that shines a lot
You don’t want to ‘strip’ the natural oils, but oily skin does need cleansing more deeply than other skin types. If your skin type is oily you’ll find Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser For Oily Or Combination Skin a dream. You don’t want your skin producing excess oils to combat cleansers that strip them away. So, this cleanser will gently remove excess oil, pollutants and improve skin tone, too!
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