When it comes to effective skin care, using the best facial cleanser for your skin type is important to help balance PH while assisting to properly remove impurities; without stripping the natural oil from skin. With proper cleansing, it allows the skin to prepare the skin for the next step in any skin care regime and have a better absorption on active ingredients present in other skin care products.
The countless types of face cleansers on the market don’t make it any easier for us to choose from. However, in our opinion knowing what your skin type is should come first before choosing the best facial cleanser that will work for your skin.
Read on to find out the type of cleanser that is suitable for different skin type.
A properly chosen cleanser can:
- Remove dirt and oil as well as skin-ageing impurities such as external pollution
- Moisturize, condition, and replenish your skin’s natural barrier
- Aid your skin’s natural rate of shedding, to reveal fresh and healthy skin
- Tackle skin concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation and eczema
- Balance your skin’s natural condition, whether dry, acne-prone or oily
For dry skin, look for a cleanser that will not strip off your skin’s natural oil and moisture. If your skin feel tight after cleansing, the cleanser might contains excessive artificial surfactants and you will want to avoid cleansers with alcohol content. Focus on finding a moisturizing cleanser with ingredients such as essential oils.
If you are looking for the best facial cleanser for dry skin, Mirage Miracle Super Moisture Cleanser comes in a milk-like texture that contains macadamia Oil which has a perfect balance of essential fatty acids, offering deep moisturizing effects to combat dry and flaky skin, keeping skin moist, soothed and hydrated. It also gently removes impurities while leaving the skin feeling soft and supple after every wash.
Product Recommendation – Super Moisture Cleanser
Super Moisture Cleanser – 160ml
Mirage Miracle’s Super Moisture Cleanser helps to maintain the moisture of the skin while gently cleansing and removing impurities. It also gently removes dead skin cells, deeply hydrates skin and gives a soothing effect that lasts long after cleansing.
Those with oily skin may experience oil easily building up throughout the day, especially at the T-zone area (forehead and nose). Some may have the misconception that strong ingredients may be effective in removing excess oil production and unclog pores. However, strong ingredients may irritate the skin easily. Hence, the best facial cleanser for them is one with low PH level or products that contain charcoal. Charcoal is an ingredient that is really effective in cleansing pores without leaving your face feeling dry or irritated.
Combination skin types require more work when choosing the best type of cleanser. Basically you have both oily (usually at the T-zone) and dry areas of skin. Look for a product that effectively removes excess sebum while leaving the face hydrated. Avoid pore-clogging products such as petroleum-based products. Try exfoliating in areas where there are more dead skin cells (such as nose) after cleansing your face.
If you are looking for a gentle facial exfoliator for daily use, Mirage Miracle Refining Face Polish might be a good start! The active ingredients contain natural papaya extract which gently removes black and whiteheads while the hyaluronic acid does its job by locking in the moisture, leaving the skin feeling clean and soft.
Product Recommendation – Refining Face Polish
Refining Face Polish – 160ml
Winner of Women’s Weekly Best Beauty Buys 2020
One downside in cleansers with anti-acne ingredients is that they can be drying; hence it is important to find a cleanser that is mild yet able to effectively remove the dead skin cells and balance PH level on the skin. Avoid cleansers that contain oil as it may clog up your pores which irritate the skin and increase sebum discretion. For example, petroleum based products.
The best facial cleanser for acne skin will be one that contains Green Tea. Green Tea is a natural ingredient that is found and widely used in many skin care products as it is mild and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Have you heard of double cleansing? It has become an essential step in many beauty gurus’ skin care routine. It involves a two-step cleansing process using two different cleansers to lift dirt and grime off the skin and remove any makeup and impurities.
If you are thinking of giving double cleansing a try, you can do so using Mirage Aesthetic Refining Face Polish (winner of Women’s Weekly Best Beauty Buys 2020 under the Best facial cleanser section) as the first step and Super Moisture Cleanser as the second step. Both cleansers are gentle and suitable for all skin types.
Finding the best facial cleanser in Singapore is almost impossible with the constant launch of new cleansers in the market. Knowing what your skin type should come first before choosing what works for your skin! All in all, having a curated skincare routine is the key to healthy and clear skin.