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Keep these 5 things in mind when picking out a facial cleanser

Remember these factors when you’re choosing a facial cleanser.
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Aayushi Gupta Published: 20 Feb 2021, 13:21 pm IST
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A good face cleanser is the first step you take towards healthy and glowing skin. Our skin is constantly exposed to heat and pollution. Hence, we need a cleanser that can boost dermal health while also cleaning the skin properly.

Now, the markets are flooded with plenty of face cleansers. Hence, it is extremely important to choose a cleanser that suits you. So, what are the things you need to keep in mind in order to choose the right cleanser for yourself? Well, we’re recommending some tips you may want to keep in mind the next time you’re out shopping for a cleanser.

Keep these 5 factors to take into account when you’re picking out a face cleanser:

  1. Identify your skin type

Face products are usually made for specific skin types-dry, oily, normal, sensitive, or combination. Hence, it’s important to determine your skin type before choosing a face cleanser to avoid the side-effects of a particular product that doesn’t suit your skin.

Note: Choose a gentle face cleanser!

  1. Choose an exfoliating facial cleanser

A face cleanser gets rid of dirt, oil and grime but a cleanser with exfoliating ingredients removes dead skin cells and helps to rejuvenate your skin. 

Note: Avoid exfoliating face cleanser if your skin is sensitive and prefer products with soothing properties.

  1. Go for fragrance-free cleansers

If your skin is sensitive, then find a face cleanser that is free from fragrances or chemicals. Products that have a strong fragrance can cause skin irritation, rashes, and other reactions.

Note: Look for natural ingredients in your face cleanser like aloe-vera.

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  1. Learn about different cleanser consistencies

The consistency of a face cleanser should be ideal for your skin type. If your skin is dry, a creamy cleanser could prove to be extremely helpful in moisturising your skin, and if you have oily skin, you can opt for a gel-based cleanser. 

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Note: Consider a product that leaves your skin feeling clean.

  1. Select a face cleanser with the power of vitamins

What more can you ask for if your face cleanser contains vitamin C and E? Vitamin C helps prevent skin damage and vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that helps in skin nourishment.

Note: Vitamins will help you improve the health of your skin.

Here are some basic tips to remember when picking out a cleanser:

  • Avoid harsh cleansers because they may cause dryness.
  • Sulphate in your face cleanser may clog pores and cause acne. So, choose a sulphate-free face cleanser.
  • If your cleanser irritates your skin, you should immediately stop using it.

Neglecting basic skincare can cause skin issues. So, beware of these minor mistakes that can have such a great impact on the health of your skin!

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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