Which Face Wash Is Best?
Have you ever walked around a face wash-filled aisle and were overwhelmed by all the options? There are a myriad of ways to cleanse your face and it can be hard to navigate the world of face wash, particularly if you’re not 100 percent sure what’s right for your skin type. We’re giving you the 411 on the different types of face washes, which ones are best based on skin type and what you should pay attention to as you age. Learn all about face wash in this article.
Types Of Face Wash
1. Rinseable Face Wash
For many washing your face with water is a must to feel like skin is totally clean. Rinseable face washes usually work up a lather on skin and can help purify it by removing oil, sebum, dirt, sweat and makeup off of its surface.
Rinseable face wash products can be formulated for a variety of skin types. If you have oily skin, products formulated with salicylic or glycolic acid can be particularly effective. One of those products is Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel, which is also infused with charcoal. It can help your oily skin look shine-free and lifts impurities off of your skin, which can help it stay blemish-free. This is particularly helpful if you are prone to skin issues such as blackheads or pimples.
If your skin is on the more sensitive side try to use a gentle cleanser that can also wash away impurities but won’t imbalance your skin’s pH levels. Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Gentle Clarifying Cleansing Gel has a cooling gel texture that thoroughly cleanses without drying out and makes it feel comfortable. It’s formulated with plant extract and zinc and can soften and smooth the appearance of skin.
Exfoliating cleansers also fall into the rinseable category. However, they have the added benefit of sloughing off dead skin cells off skin’s surface. Exfoliating is crucial to maintain healthy-looking skin because it can lift dead skin cells off your face, which can often clog pores or make your skin look dull. A gentle daily scrub can help your skin look luminous. If you have combination skin, try Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Balancing Gel Exfoliator which helps balance and refine your complexion. It hones in on your T-Zone, which is typically oilier and more likely to get blemishes. The cleanser’s formula is infused with grapefruit and pomegranate and it can soften dry areas to balance your skin.
2. Cleansing Milk And Lotion Cleansers
There is a whole category of cleansers that doesn’t involve washing your face with clear and soapy products, but rather cleanses with milk-like consistency products. You can use cleansing milks or lotion cleansers and wipe your face with a cotton round or ball to lift off any makeup or residue from skin. Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser is formulated for sensitive skin and is alcohol and dye-free yet still powerful enough to dissolve waterproof mascara and impurities off of skin. It will leave your skin feeling moisturized and protected.
3. Micellar Water
Another product that doesn’t need to be rinsed off is micellar water. Similar to a cleansing milk, you utilize cotton pads or balls and saturate them with micellar water then glide them lightly over your face to cleanse. Unlike cleansing milks, micellar water has a water-like consistency that is clear. It can be refreshing for your skin and easily removes all traces of makeup, dirt and sweat. Micellar water can be used in the morning and evening and is perfect when you are on the go or not around a water source to wash your face. There are also other surprising uses to micellar water such as hand wash or face mist. Find out more here.
Another no-rinse product for when you are on the go are refreshing and cleansing towelettes. These are perfect to bring on the plane, on the road or to just have on stand by for those days when you are too tired to go through a lengthy cleansing routine. Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes remove impurities and makeup with ease in just a few minutes. The formula infused with grape water extract cleanses and refreshes skin to give you a radiant complexion.
Cleansers By Age
Due to hormonal changes many teens may have oily or blemished-looking skin. A great way to keep both issues under control is by cleansing religiously every morning and evening. An exfoliating cleanser can be particularly helpful because it also deeply cleanses pores and removes excess sebum. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub tightens pores, deeply cleanses and smoothes the appearance of skin. The formula infused with charcoal helps lift blackhead-causing dirt, oil and impurities of your face which can help pores stay unclogged and skin blemishes at bay.
20s And 30s
If you’re in your 20s and 30s and living in a metropolitan area, free radicals and exposure to pollution can be particularly relevant to you. Free radicals are harmful particles that can attach to your skin and cause damage and accelerate skin aging (think fine lines and wrinkles). Protect your skin so that it looks youthful for as long as possible. Cleanse skin twice a day then follow with an antioxidant formulated moisturizer to help keep skin looking beautiful for years to come. Keep an eye out for products formulated with Vitamin C, E, wild berry, green tea and reservatrol to help your skin look its best and protect it from free radical damage. It’s also important to apply broad-spectrum SPF each and every day.
40s, 50s, And 60s
As you age your skin may become dry and lose elasticity. Look for cleansers that won’t dry out your skin but can still thoroughly cleanse it. Exfoliation should also be a priority because surface skin cell turnover slows down the older we get. This means your skin is more likely to look dull. Follow cleansing with moisturizer that can help hydrate and soften your skin to keep it supple. Retinol is popular for its anti-aging benefits. Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream deeply hydrates skin overnight and is formulated with pro-retinol, soybean and rice peptides. With continued use it can smooth the look of wrinkles, fight dullness and improve skin’s overall appearance
Face wash is essential no matter what your age or your skin type. It’s important to remove dirt, sweat, excess oil and make up off your skin, allowing it to breathe throughout the day and night.