Face Wash:- A cleanser is a facial care product that is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne. A cleanser can be used as part of a skin care regimen together with a toner and moisturizer.
Washing your face is one of those things we assume everyone does the same way—until we hear someone does it differently. And then we start to wonder: Hot or cold water? Gentle cleanser or a grainy scrub? Use an expensive electronic face brush that we read about on the Internet?
Turns out we had more questions about face washing than we realized. To get some answers, we went to the experts for a step-by-step guide to getting a clean, clear complexion.
blocked pores and future zits.
As for a cleanser, we know it’s tempting to grab the one covered in marketing promises, but it’s a better idea to go for one labeled “gentle,” “pH-balanced,” and “fragrance-free,” recommends Yasmine Kirkorian, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at Children’s National Health System. Something basic like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($9.89; drugstore.com) is a safe bet, although she says the brand isn’t as important as that it’s non-abrasive (sayonara, microbeads).
Need more help navigating the face wash aisle? Read on.
If you have dry skin:
Kirkorian suggests cream-based cleansers. These provide moisture for the skin thanks to glycerin or shea butters, Hammerman says. Try Dove White Beauty Bar ($9.39 for 8 bars; target.com). Despite bar soap’s drying reputation, she says it’s the super-gentle way to go.
If your skin is fairly normal, or you’re just not sure:
A gentle, pH-balanced cleanser like Cetaphil will do the job. Or try a cleansing “water,” like Simple Cleansing Micellar Water ($6.99; drugstore.com). The oil-based components remove oil, grease, and sebum from our skin, without being harsh or over-stripping, Schlosser says.
If you have oily skin:
Foaming cleansers, like CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser ($10.80; amazon.com), will leave you feeling super clean—although only temporarily. (If you’re naturally oily, a quick cleanse isn’t going to change your skin type.) Somewhat counterintuitively, oil-based cleansers like Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil ($30; sephora.com) may be a good choice for oily skin (“like dissolves like”), but it’s hard to generalize how well your skin will react. If you have seriously oily skin and don’t want to pass it off as that coconut oil glow, talk to a dermatologist—Kirkorian says that’s where medications like spironolactone can come in.