Choosing the right cleanser can save you a lot of time, money, and effort. On the other hand, choosing the wrong one can cause you more stress.
Everything you apply to your skin needs to be tailored to your skin type and personal needs. There’s no one-size-fits-all. So what might work for your favorite vlogger, may or may not produce the same results on your skin.
One universal rule, though, is not to strip off your skin’s moisture whether your skin is oily, dry, or combination. You need it to protect your skin from external irritants. If this barrier is damaged, irritants can easily seep in and cause further harm like a bacterial infection.
If you are more on the oily and acne-prone side, you can go for foam or gel-based cleansers that contain mild acids like salicylic or glycolic to prevent your skin from getting clogged. You can also search for Niacinamide to control your oil without breaking your skin.
Whereas, if you are more on the dry side, go heavy on ceramides, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and, sodium hyaluronate in the form of creamy or gel-oil cleansers.
And if you want something for anti-aging, look for one that contains vitamin A, niacinamide, glycolic acid, vitamin E or C. These will help produce more collagen and elastin for better elasticity.
About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.