face wash

The first step in your skincare regime is washing or cleansing your face.  Now the actual act of washing your face is simple, but choosing a facewash/cleanser from the vast array of options available is complicated. Let’s simplify that today. The fragrance factor is a big determinant in our choice, but it is very important to first understand our skin type and then choose the right product. The different types of cleansers available are: cream, gel, foam and oil.

If you have normal skin: A foam or gel based cleanser is your best bet. Also opt for a cleanser that exfoliates, as well as moisturizes, as this will help maintain the balance

If you have dry skin: Look for a gentle cream cleanser with moisturizing benefits. Make sure you check the ingredients list though, because alcohol and chemicals like sodium or ammonium lauryl sulphate can lead to further drying.

If you have oily skin: Sometimes cleansers for oily skin tend to strip the skin of all oils, which leaves the skin feeling stretched. A gel based formula will eliminate oil without stripping your skin.

If you have sensitive skin: Use a gentle cleanser, aloe based products work great for sensitive skin. Try to avoid products that contain fragrances and preservatives since they could act as irritants.

If you have combination skin: A foam based cleanser works well, as it works on caters to both dry and oily skin types

Hope that helped. Come back soon for the next steps in your beauty regime. Till then, stay glam and gorgeous!


5 thoughts on “SKINCARE 101

    1. On a biological level, men’s and women’s skin differ. Men tend to have a thicker epidural layer with larger pores that clog with dirt and oil more easily; and women tend to lose collagen much faster than men. However, this guide works just as well for men too.


  1. Do you have examples of products for each type?

    I have dry skin just around the nose, but the rest is normal. Should I go for the normal to oily? Which company?


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