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Tips when Choosing A Facial Cleanser

It is almost always a cliché to start the tip with knowing what type of skin do you have; but there is always truth about it. As such, it is impossible to pick the right kind if you do not know the basic needs of your skin. So, determine what skin type you have so you can check for the right ingredients in a cleanser. 

After knowing your skin type, then it is the time to match it with the cleansers that are available. This will help you narrow down your options to only those that can actually be good for your face. For instance, if you have dry skin, you would not want one that has high contents of alcohol, which can lead to more dryness.

Other than knowing what your skin type is, you must also know the basics about a certain cleanser itself. There are ones that have been specially formulated to target certain skin conditions such as minimizing pores or treating acne. Other kinds can be used generally for all skin types. There are also those which can be used more than once a day while others cannot be used for more than thrice a week. 

You should also consider not only the chemical content of a product but also its form. Cleansers come in different forms and have different effects. If you want to get rid of dead skin cells on the surface, a cleansing scrub would be a good exfoliator. If you have sensitive skin, you might consider using those that are gentler like a gel or foam. 

Before actually buying a product, it would be nicer to be more informed about it. So go and read product reviews or ask your friends what are their experiences about a certain product. It is not only a waste of money to buy the wrong one but you would run the risk of actually causing harm to your face. 

Choosing the right cleanser does not end in buying the product itself. Having bought one, you should still be in your search mode. So, instead of trying it immediately and directly on your face, test it on your skin first. Check how your skin would react to it. It is totally different to have a first hand experience than knowing how it works from other people. 

It would also be best to stay away from harsh chemicals so choosing products with more natural ingredients would be desirable. Many skin problems are usually caused or exacerbated by the chemicals contained in the products people use especially on a daily basis. Many cleansers contain phthalates that have negative effect on your skin. Other synthetic ingredients like plastic beads in scrubs would be drained through sewage and eventually to the oceans. Thus, it is better to stay green. 

There is no safer way in choosing the best cleanser than asking your trusted dermatologist. Professional counsel on this matter is of great value especially if you have current skin concerns. An expert would know what kinds of products you should avoid and what befit you.

 

  • March 14, 2017
  • VIVIAN LIN