How to choose the right skin cleanser in 3 easy steps

How to choose the right skin cleanser in 3 easy steps

Every day your skin gets coated with all sorts of bacteria, make up, dirt, dead skin and oil that is naturally produced (sebum). If your pores are clogged with a mixture of sebum and outside pollutants, the process backs up and builds up, potentially along with bacteria. The result? Whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, blemishes,scars and of course acne. In order to help your skin fight these daily gunks, an effective cleansing routine with AcnEase, highlighting the cleanser is very important. Here's a helpful guide to choosing the right skin cleanser for your skin type.

1. What are face cleansers?

Cleansers are products used to wash away debris, dirt, makeup, and oils that build up throughout the day and overnight. This helps to unclog pores and keep your complexion healthy and glowing. A cleanser can be used as part of a skin care regimen along with a moisturizer and toner. Sodium lauryl sulfate which is found in body washes or soaps, is not found in cleansers. This ingredient is a common skin irritant. A cleanser is more moisturizing and hydrating than your typical face wash. There are different types of cleansers, mild cream cleansers, cleansing gels and cleansing creams with milk. Mild cream cleansers are ideal for combo/dry/sensitive skin which removes light makeup. Cream cleansers are for combo to dry skin which will dissolve makeup. Cleansing gels are used for combo/oily to oily skin perfect for removing make-up and oil. While, cleansing creams/milks is a tissue-off cleanser used for ageing skin or dry skin.

2. Match the cleanser with your skin type!

The foundation of your face washing regimen is the cleanser. However, this cannot be successful without knowing your skin type—sensitive, oily, dry, or combination matching with the perfect cleanser type.

  • Dry Skin. This skin type is often itchy, flaky, or generally tight. Oftentimes winter exacerbates the dryness or symptoms of skin conditions like eczema. Choose a cleanser that clears away grime and impurities without stripping skin of its natural oils. A hydrating face wash (particularly those made with glycerin or basic oils) ought to do the trap, and search for cleanser free equations wherever possible. When winter Is coming, change your usual cleanser to an oil-based cleanser and apply a heavier face cream multiple times throughout the day, for moisturising.
  • Oily Skin. This skin type shows large, visible pores with a greasy sheen that develops quickly after you’ve cleansed. Oily skin overproduces sebum and is more prone to breakouts, but holds moisture very well. Pick an oil-control to confront wash that burrows profound to clean pores (ones with charcoal are exceedingly viable), and directs oil generation without leaving your face feeling dry. The growth of bacteria will be slow down by a formula that balances pH, which will be help prevent breakouts. An oil-free cleansing gel which contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide is recommended to help prevent breakouts.
  • Normal Skin. This skin type is an even skin tone with no flaking, redness, or sheen, and only the occasional breakout. Your skin isn’t picky! We recommend using intense yet non-drying cleansers with a range of bonus perks such as anti-ageing, toning, and hydrating ingredients are all a major plus.
  • Sensitive Skin. This skin type is often red, especially after shaving or cleansing, and prone to irritation. Look out for cleansers with dense, creamy foams and soothing ingredients like aloe vera, willow bark, and witch hazel.
  • Combination Skin. This skin type shows an oily T-Zone (your forehead, nose, and chin) alongside drier skin on your cheeks. Look for a formula that balances a thorough clean with a healthy dose of hydration. Like a cleanser for dry skin,  it should clean up oil and grime without stripping skin of moisture. The ideal is a face wash that protects skin's lipid barrier, locking in natural moisture while cleansing surface oil.

3. Read the labels

Adjusting pH balance is additionally crucial, as the skin can get dry or aggravated when its pH is disturbed. Keep away from products that has fragrances or alcohols. Some active ingredients, such as lipoic acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid are well-known skin irritants. Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate are synthetic detergents. That foaming action may be fulfilling at first, especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin. Unfortunately, it can strip your skin barrier. 

Focus on acne-friendly ingredients such as green tea polyphenols, chamomile, and aloe.

4. Face Washing Formula

After buying the right cleanser for your skin type, it is time to then wash your delicate facial skin the correct and effective way! Here are important things to keep in mind:

  • Begin with clean hands.Starting with clean hands will avoid the introduction of more bacteria and dirt to the face.
  • Use lukewarm water. Not many persons know this but, water temperature is vital. The response from your pores does not open or close to cold or hot water. Hot water enlarges blood vessels, which can irritate or dry out your skin, and cold water is less effective at loosening dirt. It is best to wash with lukewarm water. Clean your face gently twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. It is advised to wash and rinse thoroughly, particularly around your hairline and jaw, where pores have a tendency to get clogged.
  • Massage your face with gentle circular motions.  After rinsing your face, apply your ideal cleanser to your fingertips and massage in small, circular motions.
  • Do not rush! After the cleanser foams up, it’s tempting to cut this process short, however it is recommended to lather between 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Use your fingers. When washing your face, abstain from scrubbing or using anything other besides your fingertips. Scrubbing pads, washcloths or other rough fabrics will probably irritate your skin.
  • Pat your face dry. Be gentle and use a clean, soft towel to pat dry your face. Do not focus on getting rid of every drop of moisture off.

To treat skin breakouts and shield it from returning one the best is practice an all natural acne free daily skincare routine. As well as using the right AcnEase Treatment Regimen for the healthy glowing looking skin.

Rebecca a loyal customer claims, "I have used other acne products and they just dried out my skin and made my face all red without fixing my acne issues. I have very sensitive skin and since using AcnEase, my acne went away (be patient-it takes a little time but it works) and my skin feels great!"

We want to hear from you! What is your cleansing routine, and the products you like best from AcnEase? Have you found the perfect cleanser yet? Tell us in the comments below!

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