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What’s The Best Facial Cleanser for Your Skin Type


Thanks to the rapid development of the beauty industry, new products hit the shelves every month. While it might be hard for the regular consumer to catch up with everything happening in the beauty world, the innovations in the industry allow us to have access to a wider variety of very specific products, designed for different skin types and skin concerns.

Since today we’ll be talking about facial cleansers, let’s start with a general rule that we all need to stick to: choose products according to your skin type. Whether product X will work for you or not, depends first and foremost, on the compatibility of the product with your skin.

In case you find it difficult to navigate in the endless sean of skin care products, and you need some help choosing the best cleanser for your skin type, let us give you a hand!

Dry/Mature Skin

Mature skin is often dehydrated and lackluster, therefore, the last thing it needs is a harsh facial cleanser to suck the last drops of life out of it. If you are starting to notice signs of aging or dull complexion, go for cream cleansers. They are just as effective as foaming cleansers, but are way gentler on the skin. Most cream cleansers are enriched with precious natural oils and essential fatty acids. They nourish the skin and make the whole cleansing ritual feel like a luxurious facial.ealthy skin is beautiful.

What to Try: La Mav Hydra Calm Cleansing Creme

Sensitive/Redness-prone Skin

The most important rule to remember, if you have sensitive skin, is to avoid facial cleansers with fragrances and acids (be it natural or synthetic). Both are strong irritants and can trigger an allergic reaction.  Experts also recommend to stay away from foaming cleanser, as they tend to be a bit harsh (and sometimes drying) on the skin. For those of you who struggle with hypersensitive skin, the best options for cleanser are: cream cleansers, oil cleansers or micellar waters. Cream and oil cleansers are especially beneficial, because they replenish skin’s protective lipid layer, by providing essential fatty acids and important nutrients.

Oily/Combination Skin

We agree that oily skin is prone to congestion and needs a deeper cleanse every once in a while, but that doesn’t mean you have to remove every last drop of sebum from its surface, thinking it will make your skin extra clean and healthy. According to experts, cleansers that leave your skin squeaky clean, disrupt the protective barrier of the skin, leaving it exposed to external aggressors, pollutants and infections.  If you have oily skin, go for a foaming cleanser, but make sure it doesn’t contain SLS or SLES, because both are suspected to irritate and dehydrated the skin.

What to Try: La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser

Normal Skin

When it comes to choosing cleanser for normal skin, there are no strict rules. You can try each and every product available on the market, regardless of it texture/formula, until you find the right one for you (or just one that you really like).

No matter your skin type, the rule of thumb is: if your skin feels good with a certain product, stick to it. Because happy skin is healthy, and healthy skin is beautiful.