In recent years, there are endless varieties of different cleansing lotions, soap bars, gels and washes in the market. To know what best suit you, first is to identify your skin type, then simply to find one or two products that are catered to your skin and to stick with them.
The purpose of cleansing is simply to remove surface dirt, makeup and the day’s creams. Most of the people may think that cleansing twice a day is good, but more is even better. Overdoing it, may cause skin to strip off the needed oils and natural protection against elements.
What is your skin type?
If you have dry skin, choose a creamy cleanser that doesn’t foam. It is also important to avoid over-cleansing as this can cause your skin to dry out even more. For more oily skin, cleansing with toning can be very helpful, particularly for removing some of the blackheads and whiteheads that can be characteristic of this skin type. Oily skin responds best to foaming gels or liquids. The normal skin is much easier and can pretty much tolerate most of the products. The sensitive skin should look for some soothing botanicals, and those who are using anti-acne products which usually tends to dry up the skin, should avoid using a cleanser that will further accelerate drying, switch to a milder cleanser is the best solution.
Not forgetting our eyes
Cleansing the eye areas is another important daily regimen to follow. This area needs careful treatment as eyelid skin is extremely thin and more sensitive to allergy and irritation. It also contains very few sebaceous glands and can therefore be prone to dryness. Eye cleansing products usually containing humectants such as glycerine and hyaluronic acid that help to prevent drying of the eyelid skin.
It is best to clean your face twice a day. Before going to bed, it is vital to have a thorough cleansing and removal of all makeup, as it can cause breakouts on your skin and irritation in and around your eyes.