No matter how extensive your skincare regime is, cleansing is the most basic yet important step to achieving a good complexion. It may not be the most hyped up or exciting step, but it is very much a crucial one you should pay close attention to. Picking out a cleanser isn’t as simple as choosing the right lip balm for your puckers or the perfect mascara for your lashes. The most important thing to know when choosing your cleanser is your skin type.
Why is cleansing so important? Well, for one, not cleansing properly can lead to a build-up of oil and sebum, resulting in clogged pores. Over time, pores will continuously get more congested, resulting in breakouts.
Apart from that, many of us also put on makeup, and it is essential to remove it all at the end of the day. If we do not do so, our skincare products will not be able to penetrate into our skin properly as there will be a layer of residue preventing our products from being absorbed into our skin.
Lastly, air pollution is a prevalent problem and after being out for an entire (or even half a) day, dust, bacteria and other unwanted (and harmful) particles would have come in contact with our skin. If we do not properly clean all the gunk away, these harmful environmental aggressors may eventually damage and irritate our skin.
Here, we pick out the best cleansers suited for the different skin types to help you get started on your journey to clearer skin.
All photos are provided by the respective brands. A version of this article originally appeared on www.femalemag.com.sg.