Cleansing is the first step of your routine. If you are not cleansing your skin, you’re not removing excess dirt and oil. This can lead to clogged pores and break-outs. Using a good cleanser for your skin type and concerns will further boost the benefits of the rest of your regimen.
Use your skin type to determine the right choice of cleanser:
Oily to combination
You may prefer a gel or foam based cleanser if your skin is oily to combination. These types of cleansers tend to be a bit more aggressive and are ideal for this type of skin and concerns. Gel cleansers are typically foaming and contain ingredients like salicylic acid which is a natural antiseptic and Alpha-Hydroxy acids which help to promote cell turnover.
Normal to dry skin
Normal to dry skin types may like a cream cleanser or a non foaming cleanser. These types of cleansers will gently remove dirt and oil, but will not strip the skin to cause further dryness or irritation. Ingredients in cream cleansers may include shea butter, honey, or glycerin and will nourish and hydrate the skin.