Saturday, November 19, 2011

How to choose a Cleanser

 Cleansing is the first step in your skin regime.  The benefits of skin cleansing include:
  • Removes makeup, dirt, debris, oil and bacteria from skin.
  • May contain emollients that soften skin.
  • May contain ingredients to treat various skin conditions.
  • Offers a clean slate for other products to penetrate skin better.
The first step to choosing a cleanser is know your skin type. Cleanser formulations include: gel, cream, lotion, and oil.

Gel Cleanser is a foaming cleanser that dissolves oil.  Perfect for oily and acne prone skin, but do not overuse it can dry skin out causing irritation.  If oily skin becomes dry, it can stimulate oil glands, causing them to overcompensate for loss of oil.  Medicated cleansers are also available for acne prone skin.

Cream Cleanser contains mainly oil and is great for mature and very dry skin.  Cream dissolves makeup & dirt and should be removed with a washcloth, tissue or sponge.  Follow up with a toner to remove any residue. 

Lotion Cleanser is a water based cleanser for normal and combination skin.  For dry skin, choose a "milky" cleanser containing emollients or oil to soft skin.  Skin will feel comfortable and does will not strip skin of its pH balance. 

Oil Cleansing is very popular now.  It is used to remove makeup and attracting oil from the skin.  Oil attracts oil.  Follow with another cleanser to remove oil residue and thoroughly cleanse skin.

1 comment:

  1. Cleaning is very important to all type of skin to maintain it clear and clean. Every skin needs some essential nutrients to stay awake. Here are the tips given to beautify your skin based on the skin type.