Here’s how to choose the right cleanser for your skin type
In what seems like an endless sea of cleanser formulas (foams, creams, jellies!) and ingredients (acids, oils, clays!), it can feel a bit overwhelming to decipher which one is ideal for your individual skin and needs.
If you have oily skin
If you already tend to produce an excess of sebum, you’ll want to avoid cleansers that are packed with moisturizers (such as petrolatum) or have a greasy feel to them as to not over-hydrate.
Dr. Nava Greenfield of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York is another believer in salicylic acid, as well as lactic acid and ingredients like charcoal or clay when it comes to keeping skin clear and dry. “In terms of formulas, I typically recommend an oil-free or foam cleanser,” she adds.
If you have dry skin
Dr. Greenfield adds that products containing both an oil and a gentle acid are also great for those with dry skin. “The acid will cleanse while, at the same time, the oil will contribute to the skin barrier and ensure the skin stays hydrated and moist,” she explains.
Source: Better – Here’s how to choose the right cleanser for your skin type By, Kristin Granero