If you start your skin care off with the right product, you’ll be on your way to creating great looking skin! And great looking skin begins with a cleanser. A good cleanser should be able to remove dirt and grime, make up, and impurities on your face and especially in your pores! Your cleanser should also be able to maintain your skin’s moisture balance.
This is where your skin type comes into play.
For dry skin ladies, be sure to get a cleanser that cleans your skin and keeps your skin’s moisture balance. Products that make you feel “squeaky clean” rob your skin of its natural oils and will dry out your skin. If you want botanical ingredients in your cleanser, look for flax seed and sea kelp extract, which contain vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that are important to maintain your moisture balance.
For the normal skin ladies, look for a cleanser that gently removes dirt, grime, and makeup. It should also maintain your skin moisture balance – not a squeaky clean or oily feel. The best botanicals for this group of ladies are frangipani flower and water lily extracts, which protect against environmental stressors and provide minerals to help maintain healthy-looking skin.
For our oily ladies, you want a cleanser that will help clean the extra oil your skin produces without stripping it of its essential elements to maintain proper moisture balance. Kanuka extract (white tea tree) known for its purifying benefits and guava extract, a source of salicylic acid, an exfoliant, to help remove excess oil on your skin.
Additional botanicals that all skin types can have in their cleanser are silymarin and Luo Han Guo, which help defend against environmental damage and help promote healthy skin.
There are also some cleansers that contain exfoliating and freshening elements – a sort of three in one product.
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