With the vast selection of facial cleansers in the beauty shelves today, it’s pretty hard to point out which are the ones that can actually work for your skin. One may feel like it’s a trial-and-error process but it’s quite difficult to put your skin condition on the line. In this article, we will share three important factors that you should consider when choosing a facial cleanser for your skin type.
Oil-Free Facial Cleanser
Generally, oil-free cleansers are ideal for all types of skin. These oils pertain to the use of petroleum or other synthetic oils to wash away dirt. As a result, if a facial cleanser isn’t oil-free, it may only end up clogging your pores. If you have oily and sensitive skin, choosing an oil-free cleanser should allow your skin to be thoroughly cleansed while preserving the natural sebum you have in your skin. Oil-free natural face cleansers usually features botanical ingredients that help nourish and moisturize your skin as you cleanse.
Facial Cleanser with Plant-based Ingredients
Dr. Farid Mostamand, founder of Ageless Derma and author of Ageless Skin Obsession mentions the potential dangers of synthetic chemicals in cleanser. He mentioned, “Very often soaps or other cleansers contribute to dry skin. These products contain ingredients that are too harsh; you need something milder that cleanses the skin without robbing it of essential oils. The best product to use on dry skin is a mild cleanser, because, even when unscented, soaps often have perfumes in them.” With this being mentioned, choosing a face cleanser that uses plant-based ingredients are deemed safer for the skin. These natural ingredients are familiar to the skin, which is why tendency of allergic skin reactions is at its minimum.
Facial Cleanser free from SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)
One of the ingredients you should avoid in a face cleanser is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, also known as SLS. It is an ingredient notorious for aggravating skin irritations. SLS is what makes most cleanser foam up but at the same time, it also contributes to severe moisture loss in the skin. Try to look for cleansers that are sulfate free.