I am skin care obsessed.
I love lotions and potions, serums and masks, essences and facial mists – I love it all. The more steps to a skin care regime, the more products in a line, the more I want in!
In fact while I’m writing this post I have a sheet mask on – my Sunday night routine.
When clients get in my makeup chair I often see that their skin looks stripped, irritated, congested, or maybe overly juicy. When we get talking about their skin more often than not I find that they are using the wrong cleanser. The key to great skin is using the right cleanser for your skin type, so lets break down the different skin types and which cleansers are the right cleansers for each skin.
1. Normal Skin.
Lucky you – you’re not dry, you’re not oily, you’re not acne’d.
You’ve got it made.
But be careful – if you don’t take care of your skin it’s not going to stay looking gorgeous!
2. Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin needs extra TLC. Avoid foaming cleansers, cleansers with acids in them (salicylics, glycolics etc), and also avoid exfoliating cleansers. All of these can strip your skin, irritate your skin, and generally wreck havoc on your skin.
Instead choose a gentle milk or cream cleanser to dissolve makeup and clean your skin.
3. Congested Or Acne Prone Skin
Your cleansing goal is to help clear the debris, clean up the breakout, balance your skin’s natural oils and prevent new breakouts from occurring. A creamy, milky cleanser isn’t going to lift away enough, you need a wash.
4. Dry Skin
Dry skin, like sensitive skin, needs lots of love and attention.
If you don’t take care of your dry skin you will fast track the aging process, so choosing the right cleanser is super important.
I have dry skin and my cleanser of choice is an oil cleanser. Oil cleansers dissolve makeup and clean your complexion. On top of that they leave your skin feeling silky soft and very loved up.