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How To Choose The Right Face Cleanser For Your Skin Type

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to skincare. What might make someone break out, might make someone else’s skin clear, and vice versa. Splashing your face twice a day with cool water is a solid routine, but products are just as important as the process. Incorporate the right facial cleanser for your skin type with our guide below:

Normal Skin

If you have trouble-free skin, opt for a balanced cleanser that tackles pore-clogging dirt and oils, while keeping your skin nourished and moisturized. Choose a product that’s neutral, aiming for a gentle yet comprehensive clean. Dual-purpose cleaners are a good choice here. We recommend Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash

Sensitive Skin

You might be tempted to forgo washing your face all together, or using an overly-simple face wash in the hopes of solving your skin’s woes. Fear not, though, sensitive skin can be tricky and requires a bit of patience and experimentation, but finding the right cleanser will be well worth it. Look for a soothing product that aims to fight inflammation. Start with something rich and moisturizing so that your skin stays soft and hydrated, while also tackling dirt and oils so that you keep clean. Keep your skincare routine consistent and reevaluate your product of choice after a few weeks. We recommend Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Wash.

Oily Skin

Look for an exfoliating cleanser that will clear any buildup of dirt and grime, to keep breakouts at bay, while taming excess oil production. Cleanse thoroughly and wash twice a day. Although it may seem counterintuitive, always follow up with a moisturizer so that your skin doesn’t overproduce it’s natural oils to compensate- often the culprit of oily skin woes. We recommend Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash.

Dry Skin

Oily skin can be tricky, because many cleansers further dehydrate the skin. You need to look for a cleanser that’s strong enough to keep you clean without stripping your skin of moisture. Avoid dry, flaky skin by using a gentle scrub that buffs and exfoliates. Whenever you wash, follow up with a moisturizer. We recommend our own SCRUB Ultimate Power Wash, great for face and body.

You don’t know

If you have no idea what skin type you have, don’t forgo face wash all together. Choose a face cleanser that’s versatile and forgiving. A straightforward product with natural ingredients will do the job. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just effective and easy enough to use on skin every day without stripping your skin of moisture.


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