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The right facial cleanser for your skin

The right facial cleanser for your skin

Cleansing is the foundation of your skincare routine. With so many cleansers available and each one with their own benefits, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not know which cleanser best fits your skincare needs. Research has proven that the skin becomes irritated by diverse reasons throughout the day, therefor, a gentle Clay And Glow cleanser is therefor essential for healthy skin. One cleanser for all does not exist. We all have different skin types with our own different needs, so it’s important to find out what your skin type is first and then finding the best cleanser that accommodates your skin type. 

 All cleansers should feel gentle on the skin and cleanse carefully without drying out the skin. It’s also important to look at the ingredients of the cleanser before committing to one. Generally, try and avoid cleansers containing alcohol, fragrance and paraben as these ingredients can make your skin really sensitive over time and cause for irritation and breakouts. 


Here is a quick look at different cleansers, their benefits and which types of skin they are best suitable for.

1. Gel cleanser

Gel cleansers have a gel-like consistency designed to remove make-up, dirt and excess oils. It also reduces redness, fights acne-causing bacteria and has many exfoliating properties. Gel cleansers are packed with hydrating ingredients leaving the skin feeling soft and replenished. 

Ideal for: normal, oily, combination, and acne-prone skin 


2. Foam cleanser 

It’s lightweight consistency is the perfect formula to clear out pores, remove dirt and make-up, and is very gentle on the skin. 

Ideal for: oily, and combination skin


3. Cream cleanser 

If you’re looking for a cleanser with a creamy texture that provides extra hydration, unclogs pores and removes dirt, a cream cleanser is your best bet. These cleansers are also great for removing make-up! 

Ideal for: dry and sensitive skin 


4. Oil cleanser

Cleansing oils are gentle on the skin and can effectively remove make-up. And an oil cleanser has a gentle way of removing excess dirt without drying out the skin. 

Ideal for: all skin types


5. Clay cleanser

These cleansers are known to absorb, clean, and purify your skin by drawing out excess oils and toxins from your pores. However, these cleansers do not remove make-up!

Ideal for: oily, combination, and acne-prone skin


6. Powder cleanser

Powder cleansers dissolve into a creamy texture when in contact with water. They provide gentle exfoliation properties, while throughly cleansing the skin. They are also good for removing make-up. 

Ideal for: oily, combination, and sensitive skin 


7. Micellar cleanser

These cleansers are the lightest form of a facial cleanser and have a similar texture to water. They are packed with micelles and small oil molecules that remove dirt. This cleanser is good for removing make-up, cleansing and toning your skin. And you don’t need to rinse off your face with water 

Ideal for: all skin types


8. Bar cleaner

Bar cleansers contain moisturizing ingredients and other essential oils to help hydrate and exfoliate the skin. Due its nourishing ingredients, this cleanser is able to balance out the pH levels of your skin to help reduce sensitivity and inflammation. 

Ideal for: oily and combination skin


9. Cleansing wipes, cloths, and sponges 

This method of cleansing is great for convenience when quickly removing make-up or dirt, great for when you are travelling. These cleansers are made with special fibers to clean and soften the skin.

Ideal for: all skin types

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