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Skincare Diaries # 2: Master Your Skincare Regime By Choosing The Right Cleanser For Your Face

By Vaishali Valecha

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 4 min read

Choosing the right cleanser for your skin type is really important. We have curated a guide on types of cleansers to help you invest in a good one that is best suited for your skin. If you're confused and overwhelmed with the types of cleansers available in the market, then we've got your sorted. Be it a gel cleanser or a cream one, you need to know what works best for your skin and use the product accordingly for best results and flawless skin.


Gel Cleansers

Gel cleansers are made for oily and combination skin type. With a gel-like consistency, this cleanser will provide you with the benefits of deep cleansing, remove the excess oils from your face and kill the acne-inducing bacterias. 


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Cream Cleansers

If you feel your skin is dry and flaky invest in a cream cleanser as it is meant for dry skin type. It is thicker and heavier in consistency and feels like an actual cream. These cleansers contain moisturizing properties which allow it to cleanse your face mildly yet effectively without stripping natural oils from your skin and leaving it parched once you're done washing your face. You can also spot these in a milk or lotion form. 


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Foam Cleansers

Another great option for oily and combination skin type is a foam cleanser. These cleansers are either gel or cream and eventually lather up to a foamy texture once they come in contact with water or you can also get the ones that will dispense out as foam from its respective tub/container. They feel super lightweight and removes excess oils from your face. It makes for a great first cleanse step in a double cleanse routine. 


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Oil Cleansers

An oil cleanser will give you two benefits in one go, it'll cleanse your skin deeply and it is going to be your best bet at removing stubborn and waterproof makeup. It might sound intimidating and a big no-no for people with oily skin but it actually helps in cleaning your pores deeply while still keeping your skin moisturized. 


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Clay Cleansers

Another type of cleanser that provides you dual benefits, a cleanser and a face pack. Clay cleansers are ideal for daily usage and best suited for oily and combination skin type. It is known for its amazing absorbing properties. It helps detoxify your pores leaving your skin purified from deep within. Apply it as a thin layer of the mask, leave for 2-3 min and gently cleanse your skin later to reveal a bright and glowing complexion. 


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Powder Cleansers

Being used for centuries, powder cleansers are not new. The best part about these cleansers is the fact that they are organic and suits all skin types, especially sensitive skin type. They are finely mild and feel super smooth when you use them on your face. It forms a paste-like texture once it comes in contact with water. Also helps in gently exfoliating your skin which leads to the removal of dead skin leaving your skin soft and supple.


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Bar Cleansers

Hold up! Before you come at us for recommending you a soap bar, let me be crystal clear that we are here to talk about "facial bars". They are specially curated for your face so don't worry about them being harsh and messing with the PH balance of your skin like a regular soap bar would do. They have very less to no quantity of soap. In fact, they are moisturizing as they are induced with ingredients such as glycerine and essential oils. It is ideal for oily to combination skin type. 


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Shop for the right cleanser: Nykaa


Now that you are aware of the different types of cleansers and their benefits, go ahead and shop the one that is meant for your skin type. Let us know in the comments below what kind of cleanser made its way to your skincare regime and how did it benefit your skin. Until then, PEACE!!!

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Question: What are the best affordable brands to shop for cleansers?

Answer: Himalaya Herbals, Kama Ayurveda, Simple, Plum and Biotique.


Question: Which cleansers are best suited for oily skin?

Answer: Gel, foam and bar cleansers.


Question: Which cleansers are best suited for dry skin?

Answer: Cream and Oil cleansers.





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