Hey Gxld Babes,
Welcome back to another week of Living the Life Like its Gxlden presented by Mari Gxld. Here is where we talk all things natural beauty. This weeks blog is all about choosing the right cleanser for your skin. With soo many different kinds of facial cleansers on the market are you really choosing the right cleanser for your skin?
Finding Your Cleanser?
We have gone over choosing products based on your skin type and conditions, so why would choosing a cleanser be any different? When it comes to choosing a cleanser, it is the base of your true skincare routine. With your cleanser you can either over clean or under clean your face. If you over clean then you are stripping away all of your natural oils, drying out your skin. If you under clean, then you are leaving clogged pores behind and risk breakouts.
“OKAY, okay I get it choosing your cleanser is really important but how do I know what to choose?” Well, thats is where this blog comes in at.
Choose Your Cleanser
1. Gel: Oily/Combination
Gel cleanser consistency is exactly like the name, it feels like a gel. Now before you assume it is super sticky, a gel cleanser is the perfect consistency for oily skin. Gel cleansers help declog pores and remove all excess oils. The gel consistency also has a gentle exfoliating properties, which can help those with combination skin to remove any dry patches.
2. Cream: Dry/ Sensitive Skin
A creamy consistency, this cleanser is ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Cream cleansers are usually made with natural botanical oils that will gently cleanse your skin. Natural oils will help remove dirt and grime without drying out your skin.
3. Foam: Oily/Combination Skin
Foam starts as a liquid then through the pump it becomes this light fluffy consistency. Foam is amazing with removing excess dirt, and oils. Foam has a way of uprooting all debris from clogged pores.
4. Oil: Most Skin Types, even Oily
Oil cleansers gives a gentle cleanse to the skin. Oil cleansers also remove dirt and sweat from pores that water and soap may missed. Oil Cleansers are also amazing for te removal of waterproof makeup. If water cant, oils will!
5. Clay: Oily/Combination
Clay has amazing absorption powers. Obvi if you ever build a sand castle you kind of have an idea of how much moisture clay can actually hold. Clay cleansers work well with absorbing all ils, dirt and even toxins from your skin.
6. Micellar Water: Dry/ Sensitive Skin
Something new that has taken over the beauty industry is the Micellar water. Originated from France, micellar water means tiny molecules are suspended in the purified water, These molecules helps attracts dirt, oil and makeup from skin. This is ideal for dry skin, because not only are you cleaning your skin but you are also adding moisture into your skin. Your pores can absorb all of the water, while you wash out all the debris.
7. Powder: Oily/Sensitive Skin
Now we all know the tradition of putting powder in a babies diaper , but did you ever know why? Powder has great absorption powers, absorbing all oils, and dirts from skin. Powder cleansers are usually made with rice starch, or chickpea flour. These provide a gentle exfoliation while still being clean for the environment.😋
8. Bar: Oily/Combination Skin
Gracing the markets again, well it never really left, but Bar face soap. In the past we realized how drying bar soap to the skin. So now beauty creators, as myself, are making face bar soap with more rich ingredients. Now a lot of bar soaps are made from things like oils, charcoal, clay, etc more so then actual soap. This helps with the drying feature that it used to give us in the past. Some of course are still drying, choose wisely.
Check out our Face Detox Bar; made with charcoal, aloe vera, and other natural oils
Dont let the beauty market overwhelm you with choosing a cleanser. Most cleansers, can help with the same thing. As long as you know what what works for your skin type, you are in the clear. BUT.. The cleanser is only your first step in your skincare routine, next week we are going to be talking about what comes next. 😁😁😁😁