It is unanimous that it is important to use a good facial cleanser for your skin because it protects the skin from dirt, dead cells, and free radicals. In addition, by using the right cleanser your skin will appear more healthy, radiant, and fresh. However, by using the wrong cleanser it can make your skin dry, dull, and irritated. So how do you choose the right cleanser for you? It can be overwhelming to choose the right product for your skin with so many skin products being on the market, so here are a few tips that will lead you in the right direction:
1. Identify Your Skin Type
It is very important for you to know what type of skin you have so you can determine what it needs.
Normal = proper ph balance, moisture, and oil
Oily= shiny or quickly oily
Dry= flaky and dull
Combination= oily, dry, little ph balance
Acne= hormonal, bacterial
Sensitive= hypoallergenic, easily irritated
2. Connect with your Cleanser
By knowing your skin type it will help you narrow your choices by excluding what products you don't need.For example, if you have dry skin then you want to stay away from alcohol based and products and for sensitive skin you want to avoid chemical and fragrance products.
3. Stay as "Natural" As possible
I personally like to use natural based products with the least amount of chemicals and alcohol. Products containing a lot of chemicals and alcohol can actually cause long term damage for the skin by damaging layers of the skin. Know what you are applying on your skin.
4. Monitor Your Skin
Keep in track of your skin and monitor its results. See if you can notice a difference in your skin and if your skin likes what your using on it.
Your Path to a Healthy Skin!