As easy as that might sound it could get tricky
Simply choosing the right cleanser these days can feel like an overwhelming task. Skincare aisles are filled with a dizzying number of face washes, bars, cleansing balms, lotions
Joshua Zeichner a dermatologist breaks down which kind of cleanser is best for oily, acne-prone, sensitive and dry skin. Actually committing to using one is up to you.
‘Choose a foaming cleanser,’ Dr. Zeichner said. ‘Lathering formulations help remove oil more effectively from the skin.’
You may also want to consider double-cleansing, in which you use a cleansing oil to first remove excess dirt, make-up and then follow it up with the cleanser below.
Look for a cleanser that contains salicylic acid, advised Dr. Zeichner.
“This beta hydroxy acid helps remove pore-clogging oil and dead cells from the surface of the skin.”
Try a cleansing balm. “They tend to be non-irritating, hydrating, and soothing,” said Dr. Zeichner.
The thick, emollient formulas are generally warmed up in your hands and applied to dry skin. They’re then massaged into the skin with water and rinsed using a muslin cloth.
Make-up literally melts away with these cleansers.
You can use the balm above, or try a cleansing oil or lotion.
According to Dr. Zeichner, these non-lathering, hydrating formulas ‘naturally have skin soothing properties and can gently cleanse while helping to repair the skin barrier.’