Cleansing your face from impurities and dirt is not an act ladies, it is a ritual that must be performed with utmost passion and superfluous care. Have you ever speculated how some girls keep their skin so fresh and flawless that they can easily walk anywhere without a trace of makeup? Let me spill the beans and tell you that it is not the bar of soap but the best face cleanser that does the magic.
Soap bars have a higher pH level that are ideal for bacteria growth on the facial skin. Moreover, soap bars have thickeners that clog pores. The upshot is blackheads and acne which lead to unattractive and unappealing skin which needs layers of foundation for concealing and that my friends, no sane person can desire. So, for choosing the best facial cleanser, you need to consider the following fundamental factors:
Type of Facial cleanser:
Usually the gel and foaming face washes suit best to the ladies with oily skin type. Likewise, dry skin requires lotion or cleansing milk that will restore the lost moisture from your skin making it soft and smooth. Gel face wash suits combination skin types as well. Furthermore, there are cleansing wipes available as well that you can simply keep at your bed side table and in your bag so you can use as the need arises.
If you are young and have no signs of aging to deal with, you can go ahead with a simple face wash but if you have witnessed onset of fine lines or wrinkles, slow down the process by using a face wash that has effective anti-aging ingredients. Green tea extract is packed with polyphenols and fights premature wrinkles. Similarly, Acai oil is another powerful anti-aging ingredient that works best towards reversing sun damage and reduces wrinkles. Retinol, coenzyme Q10 and caffeine are also very useful anti-aging ingredients insanely popular.
Percentage of ingredients:
Don’t have any worries regarding the harmful ingredient as long as it is lesser in percentage. These ingredients are needed for effective cleansing and if present in minute ratio can prove to be useful only. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate can cause no irritation if present in minute percentage but if a facial cleanser has high percentage of hazel, salicylic acid or menthol then it might do harm more than good.
Over expensive Vs Affordable:
The budget is sometimes not an issue but you can always save up a few bucks for other unforeseen situations so, go for the one that is not very expensive. Usually big brands charge for the brand name or extra amount of ingredients that you might not even need in the first place. So, it is always advisable to choose the best face cleanser and that does not have to be out of budget.
Furthermore, you can consult a dermatologist if you have severe acne. Using cold water for washing face with acne can help reduce acne as it slows down production of oil.
Reynu joined WomenNow from the beginning on. She loves writing and combines this with her love for India, the country her parents emigrated from to the United States looking for a better life and opportunities. Studying litterature and journalism helped laid the foundation for her writing skills. She is into badminton and an avid runner. Her dream is to live between New York and Mumbai.