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Skincare Routine: Choosing the right cleanser for your face

by Conscious Chemist on September 01, 2022
face cleanser
face cleanser

In the world of skincare, a cleanser is a product that guarantees flawless, glowing, and smooth skin. The fastest way to remove dirt and makeup, right? Not so fast; regular cleansing with a properly formulated product will ensure your skin is ready to fight those germs. But before we tell you which cleanser is perfect for your skin type, let's understand the benefits of cleansing and the other factors that lead to healthy, glowing skin.

What is a facial cleanser, and what are its benefits?

The best facial cleanser, will remove buildup, dirt, makeup, and other unwanted particles, leaving your face fresh and ready for the next level of cleansing. Although some of us might want to skip this step. It is important to cleanse your face well by choosing a cleanser tailored to your skin type. With the plethora of cleaners available, choosing the best one cannot be easy. So how exactly do you find your perfect match? Read on below and find out!

How do you choose the right cleanser for your skin type?

Read on to learn about the different types of natural facial cleansers, from gel and cream to enzymes, foam cleansers, and more, to find out which works best for your skin. 


Oil-based cleansers remove oil-based contaminants (think excess oil, blackheads, dirt, and grime) from your pores. And nothing beats an oil-based cleanser for total makeup removal. They can come in liquid forms, known as cleansing oils or cleansing balms, which have a thick, sherbet-like texture that dissolves into an oil once you start rubbing it into your skin. Oil-based cleansers are often followed by a water-based cleaner. Our Face Cleanser is an oily cleanser with an innovative formula that rinses off easily with water. It contains Grape Seed Oil, Almond Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vitamin E to nourish the skin's lipid barrier while cleansing, leaving it soft and supple.


If you have dry skin, you can use a cleansing cream. These are designed to nourish the skin barrier to leave your face feeling smooth and supple after cleansing. People with dry skin often complain that foaming cleansers leave their skin dry and tight. You can avoid this by using a cleansing cream! 


The cleansing foam is best for oily skin. They contain surfactants that bind excess sebum and oily impurities on the skin and pull the dirt out of the pores. However, they can feel a bit dry sometimes, so we don't recommend them if you have dry skin. 


Exfoliating cleansers are exactly what their name suggests: cleansers that also contain an exfoliating agent to remove dead skin during cleansing gently. Exfoliating cleansers can be enzymatic cleansers that contain exfoliating enzymes that only act on the skin's surface. Or they may contain exfoliating hydroxy acids like glycolic or lactic acid that works by breaking down the "glue" that holds skin cells together. Or they may contain sugar-like exfoliating granules that physically exfoliate the skin. Exfoliating cleansers also come in various textures, ranging from thick, creamy formulas to exfoliating gels or even enzyme powders that activate when emulsified with water.


Whatever cleanser you choose should be tailored to your skin's needs. Your skin might not be okay with a product regularly favored by beauty gurus, so research the textures and ingredients before buying a cleanser. A cleanser lasts a long time, at least several months, so make sure to choose a product that will be gentle on your skin over the long term and leave it clean. And don't forget, it also has to be a product you enjoy using! After all, skin care is first and foremost an act of self-care that you should look forward to both in the morning when you wake up and in the evening before you go to bed.


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