Cleansing your face is a critical part of your skin care routine, to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful. Regular cleansing results in the removal of dirt, oil and even bacteria. It helps to maintain clearer skin, leaving you feeling fresh, beautiful and, most importantly, confident.
It is also a major factor in hydrating your skin, along with a good moisturizer of course. Cleansing also helps anti aging products to penetrate the skin, therefore ensuring they can get to work in the best possible way.
All pretty important, right?
So how do you choose the best facial cleanser for your skin type? Dr Sylvia Skin Care offers some great products, clinically-proven to work for your skin type.
Gentle Foaming Wash
This gentle foaming soap free cleanser can be used on all skin types, but is particularly helpful to those with a sensitive skin complexion. It contains an amazing blend of soothing phytonutrients, such as Azulene, Boswellia Serrata, chamomile, calendula and green tea extract. These all create a powerful blend to help calm the skin and visibly reduce redness. With a pH of 4.3-4.8 it is ideal for both sensitive and mature skin types. It is simple to use and should be followed with an appropriate toner and moisturizer.
Purifying Aza Cleanser
This is a particularly mild wash, designed to combat inflammation and redness often associated with Rosacea, Psoriasis and eruptive breakouts. This product contains purifying BioSulphur that helps to regulate hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands, while delivering anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory results. With a pH of 5.5-6.0 this cleanser is aimed primarily at those with sensitive or oily skin types.
It also contains Azelaic Acid (Aza), which is a pharmaceutical anti-acne agent, and is effective against many skin conditions. It prevents the growth of bacteria that causes acne and helps to keep pores clean. The Arnica Extract offers anti-inflammatory and stimulating activity and is effective against dark circles. It also improves capillary tissue quality and helps to heal bruises. This product also contains Kaolin Clay, which draws impurities out of the skin without robbing it of its natural moisture. It is rich in essential and trace minerals, which are deposited into the skin.
Ultra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
This is a light, oil and alcohol free solution that gently dissolves water resistant mascara, easily and quickly. It is a mild formula, designed to sweep away impurities without tugging delicate eye tissue or leaving a sticky, oily residue. With a pH of 6.0 – 6.5 it is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and oily skin. The formula will not irritate contact lens wearers.
Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Milk
This is a color, fragrance and Paraben-free cleanser, particularly good for those with highly sensitive skin types. It is suitable as both a post-peel and post-operative cleanser and has a pH of 6.2 – 6.7.
Its active ingredients include Arnica, which is proven to reduce the appearance of inflammation and irritation, and Gluconolactone, which is a polyhydroxy acid that improves texture and appearance of irritated skin. The Gamma Amino Butyric Acid is a natural topical muscle relaxer to calm skin and the vitamin K helps to minimize the appearance of broken capillaries and discolouration.
Vitamin A Cleanser
This cleanser has a pH of 5.8 – 6.3 and is particularly good for dry and/or mature skin, removing surface residue and protecting against free radical damage. One of its active ingredients is pumpkin seed oil, which contains vitamin A and Beta Carotene. These are two powerful anti-oxidant ingredients which help to fortify the cellular matrix by penetrating the skin, supplying moisture directly to the tissues.
This cleanser also provides very important nutrition for the skin, with surface-reducing lipids and essential oils. The anti-microbial clove and cinnamon give a very appealing scent and it is gentle enough for sensitive skin. The clove oil itself acts as a natural astringent and cleanser, getting rid of any excess oil from the surface of the skin. Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties make it ideal for fighting the blackheads, pustules and pimples often associated with oily skin. Lactic Acid penetrates the oil glands, removing trapped dirt and debris from the pores. This leaves skin looking smoother and more even.
Whatever skin type you are, don’t forget to make cleansing an essential part of your daily skin care routine. Your skin will thank you for it!