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Choose a cleanser by skin type


What type of cleanser is best for you? When it comes to your skin care routine, this is an important question to ask yourself. After all, choosing a cleanser can make or break your entire skin care routine. By not following a proper cleansing, you risk the increased chance of developing breakouts, dullness and dehydration, making it very important to find one that’s perfect for your skin type.

The Importance of Using the Right Cleanser

The right cleanser will help with maintaining clean and healthy-looking skin while the wrong one can cause skin conditions you don’t normally have to develop. Choosing a cleanser that’s too harsh and stripping, will leave your skin dry, irritated or more sensitive. More aggressive cleansers can affect your skin’s sebum production, causing your skin to produce excess oil. Opting for a cleanser that’s too rich can actually leave behind residue that will clog pores. The right cleanser should be one that’s gentle, thoroughly cleanses skin without causing dryness, doesn’t leave a greasy residue after washing, and be fragrance and irritant free.

Do a Double Cleanse

A double cleanse should be incorporated into your evening skin care routine. Cleansing twice ensures that there are no leftover traces of makeup, SPF or dirt on the skin’s surface. The first cleanser has the main purpose of removing all surface irritants, leaving it feeling clean. Oil-based cleansers or micellar cleansing wipes are your best options. The second cleanser should provide a deeper, more thorough cleanse without stripping skin. Water-based cleansers are the best choice, like cleansing gels, foams, milks or lotions. Your complexion needs to be completely prepped to receive whatever serums or moisturizers you’ll apply next.

How to Choose a Cleanser

1. The best way to choose the right cleanser is by knowing your skin type. First step is to determine what skin type you have:

Normal Skin

  • • Skin is neither too dry nor too oily
  • • Has a regular texture with no imperfections
  • • Clean, soft appearance

Sensitive Skin

  • • More prone to react to stimuli
  • • Fragile skin, usually accompanied by feelings of discomfort: heat, tightness, redness or itching
  • • Skin loses its barrier function, allowing for irritant substances to enter, increasing the possibility of developing an infection or allergic reactions
  • • Needs more care to fight dryness, roughness and its usual appearance

Dry Skin

  • • Characterized by feelings of tightness and roughness
  • • Skin cracks, leaving it exposed to bacteria
  • • Skin experiences itchiness, redness and peeling

Oily Skin

  • • Porous, humid and bright appearance
  • • Caused by excessive oil production of sebaceous glands
  • • The T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) is usually oilier

Combination Skin

  • • Characterized by both dry and oily skin as the sebaceous and sweat glands are not
  • • Caused by excessive oil production of sebaceous glands
  • • T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) is usually oilier, whereas cheeks and jawline are dry

2. Once you’ve determined your skin type, the second step is to choose the perfect type of cleanser:

Cleansing Wipes

Perfect for all skin types and those who prefer a fast and easy way to cleanse, especially when on the go! The cloth is soft against skin and doesn’t leave a sticky film on the surface. They’re able to remove makeup more thoroughly and are a great option for the first cleanse when doing a double cleanse. They don’t irritate the skin and can also remove any bacteria, pollutants and excess oil, leaving skin feeling freshly clean.

There are even cleansing wipes that are specially formulated for your skin type like our Biodegradable and Recyclable Cleansing Cloths with a soothing solution for all skin types, an ultra-gentle solution for sensitive skin types, and a hydrating solution for dry skin types.

Here’s why you’ll love them as much as we do:

  • • Soft and gentle on skin
  • • Leave no greasy after-feel
  • • Preserve the skin’s natural moisture barrier
  • • Micellar solution
  • • Recyclable pouch
  • • Biodegradable cloths made from 100% bio-based fibers from sustainable forests
  • • Cloths are 12% thicker than previous Marcelle cloths

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Gel Cleansers

Perfect for normal to combination skin types, as well as those with oily, acne-prone skin. For those who prefer to use more lightweight hydrating cleansers that completely rinse off, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean. Gel cleansers easily remove light makeup and regular mascara. They’re the best choice to cleanse dirt and sebum from an oily complexion without stripping.

Foaming Cleansers

They work best for those with combination to oily and breakout-prone skin. Foaming cleansers provide a more thorough cleanse that removes most makeup, rinses cleanly, and will leave skin feeling soft. These types of cleansers work to effectively deep cleanse the skin of any dirt and oil without causing dryness, but they can be more irritating for those with sensitive skin.

Cleansing milks

Ideal for normal to dry skin, as well as those with sensitive or redness-prone skin. They’re the best choice for those who want a cleanser that moisturizes, soothes and hydrates. They remove makeup, daily impurities and dislodge face grease while ensuring that your skin never feels tight.

Micellar and Cleansing Waters

They work for all skin types and are perfect for those who’d rather wipe off their makeup instead of washing it off. These water-based cleansers are multipurpose skin care products that are not only gentle, but highly effective in removing makeup, dirt and oil to help clear out pores while toning the skin. They promote skin hydration and keep skin clear of acne, clogged pores and blemishes.

Choosing the right cleanser all comes down to the type of skin you have. Many of these different types of cleansers are great to use one after the other when doing a double cleanse. The first cleanse needs a cleanser that can thoroughly remove all remaining makeup residue, dirt and bacteria on the surface of the skin so that the second cleanser used can properly penetrate the skin and remove any remaining impurities in order to properly maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Choose a cleanser by skin type