You can start with a range of cleansers depending on your skin type, what the season is and what skin conditions you may be dealing with at the time.
There are also a range of cleanser options including:
These are suitable for dry, young, blemished or oily skins. They can be drying on your skin so shouldn’t be used for skins that need moisture or mature skin.
These are probably the most popular cleansers. They are often oil based and help to remove makeup, dirt and buildup on your skin. They are most suitable for normal to dry and mature skins.
Use milky cleansers twice daily. You can also use oils like Almond oil or Apricot oil as a basic cleanser to remove makeup and dirt.
These contain either granules, acids or enzymes that exfoliate your skin while cleansing. Generally they are either mechanical exfoliation by running the lotion/paste ont your face and neck or by the use of acids (the most common are fruit acids) in the product. Fruit acids work chemically to lift off dead skin cells and dirt.
These usually contain some kind of antibacterial agent such as tea tree oil or salycylic acid to target pimples and acne. Other treatment cleansers may contain papain – an enzyme to dissolve the top layer of skin and stimulate new skin cells. Another type of treatment cleanser may contain other active ingredients to nourish skin such as DMEA or collagen to plump and repair skin.
Home made cleansers
You can make your own home made skin care cleansing products using natural ingredients such as Almond oil, coconut oil or papaya. These are just as good (some say better) than commercial products because you can easily make your own blends to suit your specific needs by adding specific ingredients for your own custom treatment.
Apply cleansers twice a day in a gentle upward motion or in upward circular motions if applying an exfoliating product. Some enzyme or acid based cleansers require to leave the product on for a few minutes before washing them off.