What are facial cleansers?
Think of facial cleansers as a bar of soap or body wash. They cleanse your skin, and get rid of any dirt. Because they are weaker and alot more suited to people’s facial skin, it is recommended you wash your face everyday with a good facial cleanser. (Never soap because it can be very harsh on your skin.)
There are lots hundreds of facial cleansers out there, all claiming to do different things. It can be frustrating not knowing whats best for you skin type, and also which is best value for money. I’ve tested a fair few facial cleansers, and come up with a facial cleansing guide.
Oily Skin – Your skin looks greasy and may often produce spots.
Recommended facial cleanser: Boot’s Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Foaming face wash, £.3.59
This face wash creates a light foam, so does not require any first hand physical contact. It contains Tea tree oil and witch hazel which are fantastic natural ingredients commonly known as great anti-inflammatories and are antibacterial.
My verdict: This is great for getting rid of greasy skin and I also noticed the improvement it had on spots. But be warned, it can leave the skin slightly dry, so add a light moisturizer to keep balanced moisture levels in your skin.
Problematic Skin – Whilst your skin isn’t greasy, you often get spots/zits or blackheads.
Recommended facial cleanser: Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action daily face scrub, £5.39
This face wash is thick, dotted with blue exfoliating granules. Its quite fragrant and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean.
My verdict: I love this cleanser. Just gently rub the granules around your face and rinse off with warm water, and your skin will feel smooth and clean. After 3-4 weeks of constant use, 80% of spots were cleared, and skin looked healthy. A great cleanser, but will only fully work if you use it constantly.
Sensitive Skin – Your skin gets irritated by any harsh chemicals, and may become red and itchy.
Recommended facial cleanser: Simple Kind to skin purifying cleansing lotion, £3.25
This face wash is isn’t fragrance or coloured, and is a smooth cream. This cleaner is soothing, and gently cleans the skin so you won’t feel irritated or itchy.
My verdict: A very nice cleanser. Its light, smooth and doesn’t cause any irritation. After using the face wash, my skin felt fresh and plump, and it didn’t feel as though my skin had been stripped of its natural oils. A must have for anyone with sensitive skin.