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How to Pick Cleanser According to Your Skin Type

Thanks to the rapid development of the beauty industry, new products hit the shelves every month. While it is true that sometimes, it might be hard for the consumers 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 products, designed for different skin types/skin concerns/age groups.

Since today we’ll be talking about 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 works for you or not, depends first and foremost, on its compatibility with your skin.

In case you find it difficult to navigate in the endless sea 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 lacklustre, therefore, the last thing it needs is a harsh cleanser to further dry it out. If you are starting to notice signs of aging or dull complexion, go for a cream cleanser. Cream cleansers are just as effective as foaming cleansers but are more gentle on the skin. Most cream cleansers are enriched with natural oils and essential fatty acids. They nourish the skin and make the cleansing process feel like a pampering ritual.


What to Try: La Mav Hydra-Calm Cleansing Creme

Sensitive Skin, Prone to Redness

The most important thing to remember, if you have sensitive skin, is to avoid cleansers with fragrances and acids (be it natural or synthetic). Both are strong irritants and can trigger an allergic reaction.

Experts also recommend staying 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 are: cream cleanser, oil cleanser, cleansing balm or micellar waters. Cream and oil cleansers are especially beneficial, because they replenish the natural protective lipid layer of the skin, 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 or cleansing oil (the latter might help balance sebum secretion), 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 what’s 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.

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