Regardless of your skin type, everyone has specific goals for their skin. This can be anything from eliminating stubborn blemishes to evening out tone, or turning a lacklustre complexion into a radiant one. A specific skin care routine suited to your skin and its needs is needed to have a visible effect, and it all starts with step one of your skin care regime: cleansing.
Here, some cleansers that will get you on the right track to getting the skin you want.
A cleanser to fight blemishes
If you’re going the natural route, try The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash, R70. Tea tree oil helps soothe and clear blemishes, and this gentle cleanser won’t dry out your skin.
If you want something a bit stronger with a dose of blemish-fighting salicylic acid, then FaceB4 Daily Cleansing Foam, R199.95, is for you. It combines a cleanser and toner and is fragrance-free.
A natural cleanser
Many people are gravitating towards natural and organic beauty products, and if you’re following suit, you should try Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel, R305. It is 99% natural, and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and baby skin. It is free of colourants and fragrances, and is not tested on animals.
A gentle cleanser
Not everyone can use just any cleanser they find, as many women still battle to find products suitable for very sensitive skin. If this sounds familiar, give Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser, R425, a try. The rich foam is extra gentle, and effectively removes impurities and excess sebum.
A cleanser to illuminate
We all know that a radiant complexion can only be achieved through regular exfoliation, so if your skin is looking a little lacklustre, try Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Smoothing Cleanser, R260. It contains enzymatic micro-beads which remove dead skin cells and assists in creating a brighter, glowing skin.
A cleanser for even tone
An even skin tone can make the difference between wearing heavy foundation, or opting for a lightweight tinted moisturiser. Get started with Yardley Oatmeal Even Tone Cleansing Gel, R59.95. Filled with grapefruit extract, it clarifies and moisturises the skin while cleansing, to assist in a healthier complexion.
An anti-ageing cleanser
Though a cleanser will never delay the signs of ageing on its own, it can assist the rest of the products in your routine. We love Almay Kinetin Age Regenerative Complex 2-in-1 Cleanser & Toner, R175. It contains anti-ageing ingredient Kinetin plant extract along with willowbark extract, which gently exfoliates.
Which cleanser are you currently using, Beauties? Is it working for you?