So, your granny got away with rubbing that bar soap over her face for over five decades of her life and turned out ‘just fine’ but your skin deserves to be more than ‘just fine.’ I know, I know- you aren’t a fool and picked out the best face wash for your skin long ago- but is the one you picked really the best face wash for your skin type? If you’ve been subjecting your precious face to that squeaky-clean, foaming cleanser each morning, you might as well start washing your car with sand and rocks!
Trust us, if you could look at your skin under a microscope, you’d believe us when we say that the wrong face wash is causing as much damage to your skin as shards of glass’d cause unto a silk fabric. Do not buff any product across your face as your skin deserves a very, very specific type of face wash for its cleansing needs. Prolonged use of the wrong face wash on your skin can not only cause redness, dryness, irritation, acne and/or other skin problems but also suck all life from your skin, resulting in a dull, lackluster and sad face.
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So, no matter whether you are irked by dry skin (especially in the nippy season) or your acne makes you want to pull your hair out, we can help you show your skin some love with the best face wash for your skin type. We scoured the shelves for the best of the best (and dermatologist recommended) face washes for all skin types and drew a list that would make you very, very happy. Once you grab these products off the shelves, they shall make your skin equally happy too. Try our heart-picked choices for:
1. Straight-up oily skin
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Try the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula for oily skin that wouldn’t stop bathing your face in swathes of grease. Its soft, non-drying lather gently cleans and rinses off the damage from dust and pollution. Straight up effective cleansing for straight-up oily skin, this is the dermatologist-approved pick for protecting the skin by evening out its natural moisture balance, without leaving it taut and dry. You can buy the product here.
2. Combination skin (more oily, less dry)
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Try the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser that helps restore and maintain the skin’s natural pH and provides a ceramide-rich barrier to protect the skin against damage. Its non-comedogenic, non-irritating formula removes excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells, leaving behind a healthy, fresh glow. Replenishing hyaluronics and ceramide help maintain the skin’s natural moisture, without ;leaving it taut and dry. Buy the product here.
3. Combination skin (more dry, less oily)
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Try the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin that helps to remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells while leaving behind a healthy, fresh feel. Dermatologist-recommended, the cleanser works on a deeper level to rejuvenate the skin cells and lend them a healthy, radiant glow.
4. Normal skin
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Dermatologist-recommended, 98% natural, the Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser has calming, cooling ingredients (including cucumber, soy protein and green tea extracts) that give you a smoothing, soothing cleanse and leave your skin with an anti-oxidant dose of soft freshness. You can buy the cruelty-free item here.
5. Sensitive skin
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Formulated without any preservatives, parabens or fragrances, the Avene Tolerance Extreme Cleansing Lotion naturally cleanses and smoothes the skin, leaving it moisturized and hydrated. Its physiocompatible ingredients preserve skin balance and reduce skin reactivity, thereby lowering chances of irritability and infections for sensitive skin. You can buy the product here.
6. Extremely dry skin
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Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser is a classic and most-favored way to deep clean and remove makeup and all other impurities from the skin. Its cleanser-moisturizer formula helps to deep clean the skin while infusing it with vital moisture- in one single, easy skincare routine. A lightweight formula that doesn’t cause pore clogging, this one is gentle and tender and leaves you with a fresh, clean glow. Place your trust in the classic here.
7. Non-sensitive, acne-prone skin
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If you wish to break up with breakouts, invest in Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser- a high-performance, anti-aging acne cleanser that contains sustained-release Salicylic Acid to help clear skin without over-drying. Its amino acids and hyaluronic content help bind moisture to the skin cells, so that your skin isn’t left taut and dry. Not only does it lend a youthful appearance to your skin by cleansing it from within and rejuvenating its vital pH and moisture balance, it also fights acne all-day long, even after the rinse. Look no further for a go-to cleanser for your acne-affected skin, grab a tube here.
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8. Sensitive, acne-prone skin
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For skin that’s battling sensitivity and acne together, First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is the ideal mild-n-luxurious cleanser that comes infused with a powerful botanical antioxidant blend that works hard to scavenger free radicals. Not only does it gently cleanse the skin by removing dirt, makeup and grime, it also preserves the natural oils, moisture content and pH balance of the skin and combats redness and irritation. Its daily use can come handy in preventing flare-ups and combating reactivity. You can buy the savior here.
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