Types Of Face Washes and Benefits
Cleansing your face is the most crucial and first step in skincare. You can use the best products available in the market, but they will not work effectively if your skin is not cleansed well. Cleansing helps to remove every trace of dirt, sweat and makeup and allows the skin to breathe, repair and renew itself while allowing other skincare products to penetrate deep within. However, to achieve maximum benefits, you need to understand the various types of face washes, and which one works the best for you. To help you with that, here are the six types of cleansers you need to know about.
Types of face washes
1. Gel face wash
The gel face wash is clear, has a gel-like consistency and is great for people with oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin. Designed for deep cleansing, gel cleansers glide on the skin and work towards washing away excess sebum from your pores while unclogging and nourishing every inch of your skin without being too harsh. It is important to look for a mild gel facial cleanser, like the vitamin C gel facewash that doesn’t strip the skin of its natural oils and leaves it feeling moist and fresh all the time.
2. Cream face wash
A cream face wash typically has a thicker consistency and contains moisturising ingredients such as milk or honey. Lotion or cream-type cleansers are meant to deep cleanse your skin while hydrating it thoroughly. They can be used to remove makeup due to their thicker and stronger consistency and are suitable for all skin types, especially for dry, mature skin in winters. The cream face wash is also a great second-step cleanser choice if you’re into double cleansing.
3. Foam face wash
Foam cleansers are between gel and cream cleansers, which makes them a great pick for combination skin types. They may start as cream or gel and burst into a rich, foamy texture. Foam cleansers help to remove excess oil as effectively as gel facewashes. The foaming particles lift grime, dirt and impurities and leave your skin feeling revitalised and super-light. But make sure to moisturise your skin well after using a foam cleanser as it tends to strip off essential oils from your skin.
4. Micellar cleanser
Micellar water is the lightest type of cleanser and has a similar look and texture to plain water. It is made of tiny, oil molecules that lift oil, dirt, and makeup like a magnet with or without rinsing. This cleanser is made of a mild, gentle yet effective formula that is suitable for all skin types. It is a multi-use product that removes makeup, cleanses, and tones your skin effectively.
5. Clay face wash
Clay face washes purify the skin by drawing out excess oil and toxins from your pores and leave your skin feeling fresh and radiant. Perfect for oily and combination skin, clay face washes are also suitable for sensitive skin as they usually do not contain any harsh ingredients or cleansing agents.
6. Bar cleanser
The bar cleanser is not your regular soap. It is a soap-free, moisturising, cleansing bar that offers effective removal of makeup, dirt, and excess oil while being gentle on the skin. It doesn’t strip away the natural oils of your skin, is super easy to use, carry and good for those with dehydrated skin.
Now that you’re aware of the different types of face washes, browse through a wide range of Garnier skin care products and find your perfect cleanser to flaunt the skin of your dreams effortlessly!