Treat your face right

When it comes to your morning beauty routine, the first step is washing your face. But before you reach for any facial cleanser, know that not all cleansers are created equal for all skin types. Whether you have oily, dry, sensitive or blemished skin, there are different cleansers that will keep your skin looking luminous.

TS weekend consults beauty expert, Jennifer Anyanwu of Facecraft Beauty and Skincare on this: For oily skin: People with oily skin do well with a gel based or “soapy” cleanser. This will help clean out pores and strip away excess oil.

For dry skin: People with dry skin should look for a creamy, soothing and moisturizing cleanser. Look for cleansers that contain glycerin and hylauronic acid because these ingredients draw water to the surface of the skin. Avoid foam cleansers, which tend to be drying.

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While cleansing the face, be sure to use massaging motions to stimulate oil-producing glands. For blemished skin: Wash your face with a gentle, water-soluble cleanser that does not leave skin feeling tight or dry. Most blemished skin types do well with gel-based or mildly foaming cleansers.

For sensitive skin: Glycerin is a key ingredient to look for in cleansers for sensitive skin. Glycerin improves and protects skin by filling up the intercellular matrix and also helps in building an even skin structure. It attracts just the right amount of moisture required to hydrate skin, but it is gentle and has no side effects, which makes it perfect for sensitive skin types.

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Since sensitive skin is prone to irritation, be sure to opt for odour-free products.

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