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Amor’s guide to choosing the right cleanser

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Amor’s guide to choosing the right cleanser

Wanting to start a new skincare regime with absolutely no idea where to start? We’ve all been there! There is so much advice out there with plenty of do’s and don’ts – a lot of them contradicting one another.

We here at Amor have devised our own collection of tips of what and what not to do when it comes to your skincare routine!

 

Choose a cleanser that is right for your skin type

 

Oily:

Oilier skin requires a gel cleanser or one that includes a bit of lactic acid to break down the excess oil on the skin. While you would naturally think that a drying cleanser would be beneficial for oily skin, it actually has the opposite effect.

It can trigger more oil production therefore leaving your skin oilier than it was originally. Aestheticians recommend that individuals with oily skin should avoid products with pore-clogging ingredients such as coconut oil or shea butter.

 

Dry:

Individuals with dry skin should use cleansers that are creamy formulas and avoid products with any acids, clays or exfoliating beads.

For some people with especially sensitive skin should consider opting for a micellar water rather than a cleanser.

Top tips provided by skin experts include opting for a cleanser with glycolic acid for dry skin as it offers effective exfoliation whilst simultaneously removing the top layer of dead skin cells.

 

Combined:

Combination skin can feel like a never-ending nightmare for people. With products either over hydrating oily sections of the skin, or over drying the dry sections of the skin.

Well fear no more, the answer to combination skincare is… gels or creamy cleansers. The gel/creamy based cleansers combat the oily areas without causing any irritation to the drier areas.

Any products containing vitamin E and aloe vera are perfect for combined skin as it simultaneously soothes and hydrates the skin.

 

Blemish-prone skin:

It’s all well and good talking about dry, oily and combined skin, but when you suffer from acne/blemish prone skin, none of these apply!

Don’t worry guys – we’ve got you covered! The most recommended cleansers for these skin types are cleansing oils. Not only can they be beneficial to oily skin, but they also keep the acid on the skin balanced.

AVOID cleansers with alcohols and detergents which can try and irritate the skin, causing further blemishes. Rather, steer towards natural ingredients such as rose oil or hazelnut oil.

 

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So next time you’re online shopping or looking in your nearest drugstore, try and keep these tips in mind and see if you can find your perfect match in cleansers!

 

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