Which cleanser should you be using?
There are countless cleansers out there, so trying to pinpoint the perfect one for your skin type is no easy feat.
Whether you’re a teen trying to figure out this whole ‘skin care’ thing or a ‘grown-up’ on the hunt for a new cleanser, we’re here to help you navigate the waters. So, let’s find out which cleanser will work best to give you your most glowing complexion yet!
SKIN TYPE: DRY AND DEHYDRATED
TRY: A CREAM CLEANSER
Think of a creamy cleanser like a rinse-off moisturiser. They’re usually packed with deep nourishing and hydrating ingredients, making them a dream for perking up a parched complexion. Pop on your moisturiser afterwards for enriched skin for hours on end.
bh product picks: Goodness Everyday Cream Cleanser, Lancome Advanced Replenishing Cream Cleanser
SKIN TYPE: OILY/COMBINATION
TRY: AN OIL CLEANSER
No, that’s not a typo – oil cleansers are perfect for dealing with greasy skin and unmanageable T-zones. Why? Oil attracts oil, so when you cleanse with oil, it literally lifts away and dissolves any excess oil from your skin. G-E-N-I-U-S. In many cases, overly oily skin is actually dehydrated skin, so an oil cleanser can also help to restore lost hydration.
bh product picks: Thursday Plantation Oil Cleanser, Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil
SKIN TYPE: OILY/BLEMISH-PRONE
TRY: A FOAMING CLEANSER
Oily-skinned, blemish-prone ladies, this is your juice. If you’re waking up on the daily to new (and unwelcome) pimples, lather up morning and night with a foaming cleanser. Blocked pores and excess sebum (oil) production could be the reason for your breakouts, and the foaming action of your cleanser will help to whisk away dirt, grime and impurities from deep within your pores. Use it with a cleansing brush for even better results!
bh product picks: Biore Pore Detoxifying Foam Cleanser, Vanessa Megan Clementine Foaming Cleanser, Clarisonic Mia 2 Nautical Summer Collection
SKIN TYPE: SENSITIVE
TRY: A FRAGRANCE-FREE CLEANSER
If your skin is temperamental and tends to flare up with redness or itchiness, it’s important to cleanse it delicately. Fragrance-free or unscented skin care products are ideal, as added fragrance can tend to irritate skin and cause a reaction. These buys will still give you the cleanse your skin needs, but (hopefully) without the redness.
bh product picks: Ultraceuticals Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser, Kiehl’s Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser
TYPE: MICELLAR WATER
BEST FOR: IF YOU WEAR MAKE-UP EVERY DAY
Think of micellar water as a pre-cleanse cleanse. This super-powered water removes make-up and rinses away dirt and impurities, allowing the ingredients in your cleanser to work harder and penetrate deeper into your skin. Simply soak a cotton pad in micellar water and swipe it over your skin, then follow with your regular cleanser.
bh product picks: Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar
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