Is this the reason your skin isn't radiant?
Dry, tight skin equals dull skin. Hydrated, nourished skin equals radiant skin. Simple, right? But if both of these beauty equations seem obvious and straightforward, why are so many of us suffering from overly dry, dull complexions? I highly suspect it’s because of your cleanser. Yes, the very product you’re using for your twice-daily face washing routine could be the thing causing all your problems.
The reason being is that if you’re not using the right cleanser (read: something that puts moisture back into your skin instead of simply removing make-up, dirt and grime), you’re never going to find yourself owning healthy, radiant skin. And if it’s glowy skin you’re after, you need a moisturising cleanser that targets your skin type.
Find out below which skin type you have – and how you may be mistreating it – before matching it to the cleanser that suits your skin’s needs…
Skin type #1: oily or combination
Regulating the skin is what those with oily or combination skin need most. Yet people with oily or combination skin often believe the best way to rid their skin of excess oil (and the breakouts and blackheads that result from excess oil) is to use rather harsh, astringent cleansers. Is this the right thing to do? Most certainly not. While these products do remove excess pore-clogging oils, they take your skin’s natural essential oils with it as well, which then dehydrates the skin and leaves it tight and dry. This means your skin will then overcompensate and produce even more oil as a result. It’s a vicious cycle, really. What you need is a cleanser that works effectively to deep cleanse your skin, removing bad excess oils and impurities, while still maintaining the high moisture levels in your skin.
Skin type #2: dry
Those with drier skin types will often find themselves with tight, flaky skin. And it’s those flakes that trick them into thinking they need to exfoliate. And then exfoliate some more. Then, without really realising, they end up over-exfoliating by scrubbing their face too often. Worse still, some opt for cleansers containing harsh active ingredients to rid their skin of the dry flakes. Both options leave their skin stripped of moisture (and sometimes red and sensitised), as these products only take away from the skin without replenishing it with what it needs most – moisture.
Skin type #3: sensitive
Certain skin care products don’t mesh well with sensitive skin, so those who suffer from this skin type often play it safe when it comes to choosing products. And we get this. Truly we do. However, by using products that are extra gentle, it can sometimes mean they are not actually cleansing their skin effectively, or ridding their skin of dirt and grime. This can then ultimately lead to more sensitivity, because agitating traces of make-up and other pollutants remain on the skin. So if you have sensitive skin, you’ll still need a product that cleanses efficiently – but it needs to be something that does so in a way that’s kind and gentle to your skin, and that adds back any moisture you may have lost.
The cleansing range that hydrates all skin types
Whether you’ve got oily, combination, dry or sensitive skin, we’ve found a range of cleansers that caters to all these skin types without stripping the skin or leaving it dry. It goes by the name of NIVEA Daily Essentials, and all the formulas in the range contain the ingenious Hydra IQ technology, which boosts the moisture levels in your skin every time you cleanse. How? By activating your skin’s own hydration network, it helps to provide long-lasting moisture, which is the answer to healthy, glowy, radiant skin. Not a bad trait in a cleanser, is it? This means your skin will not feel tight or dry again, as it’ll cleanse without depleting your moisture levels.
If you’ve got normal skin… You’ll love NIVEA Visage Daily Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Mousse or NIVEA Visage Daily Essentials Refreshing Wash Gel, which won’t ever leave you with that tight, dry feeling after cleansing.
Likewise, for those of you that struggle with oiliness, these products will work wonders for you as they’ll effectively remove impurities and maintain the correct moisture levels in your skin, without stripping it and causing it to over-produce oil. NIVEA Daily Essentials 2 in 1 Wash & Scrub, gives a deep cleanse without stripping out moisture.
If you’ve got drier, more sensitive skin… We suggest you try NIVEA Visage Daily Essentials Soothing Cleansing Mousse or NIVEA Visage Gentle Cleansing Creme Wash for a hydrating and gentle yet effective cleanse.
Which skin type do you have? Do you want to have radiant, moisturised skin? Have you tried any of the hydrating Nivea Daily Essentials cleansers?