While cleansing is an absolutely crucial step of any skincare routine, regularly exfoliating is just as important when you’re trying to achieve a flawless complexion. Rather than just creating yet another step in your regimen, why not combine the two and find the perfect exfoliating cleanser for your skin type…
For Oily and Blemish-Prone Skin
If your skin is prone to breakouts and you find yourself getting oily throughout the day, opt for a cleanser that is going to decongest clogged pores and reduce surface sebum like the Medik8 Surface Radiance Cleanse. This product is formulated with mild AHAs to gently exfoliate and refresh whilst natural extracts and essential vitamins keep the skin clear, healthy and leave it properly prepped for any further treatments.
For Dry, Tight Skin
A rich, creamy cleanser like the Decleor Neroli Bigarade Cleansing Mousse is going to benefit your skin if it feels tight and dry throughout the day. This cleansing mousse gently exfoliates the skin using a blend of Grape Juice and Papaya Extract while Neroli Essential Oil and Green Tea Essential Water intensely hydrate the complexion to leave it feeling more comfortable and looking radiant.
For Combination Skin
Skin that is both oily and dry can be tricky to balance, so stick to a product that is going to offer hydration but not clog the pores, such as the Cosmedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser. This particular exfoliating cleanser combines Lactic Acid with natural antibacterial agents to remove surface debris, excess oils and impurities to promote a healthier-looking complexion.
For Sensitive, Easily-Irritated Skin
Selecting an exfoliating cleanser for sensitive skin can be hard, as the wrong formula can irritate a delicate complexion. Using a formula that is going to soothe and reduce redness like NeoStrata’s Facial Cleanser will work wonders for your skin. This soap-free product effectively and deeply cleanses to remove make-up and impurities without causing irritation or stripping the skin, while mild extracts and low concentrations of PHAs exfoliate to reveal a refreshed complexion.
For Normal, Balanced Skin
If you have fairly normal, unburdened skin then finding an exfoliating cleanser will be a much easier task. Most formulas will work for you, but we love Pevonia’s Exfoliating Cleanser because of its deep-cleaning and gentle exfoliating qualities. It has a lightly foaming formula which contains Jojoba granules and natural surfactant Sopwort which safely exfoliate and eliminate excess sebum, impurities and debris, without disrupting the skin’s PH level.
For Mature Skin
Skin that is showing premature signs of ageing needs an exfoliating cleanser that is going to resurface the skin whilst targeting any fine lines and wrinkles. The Hydropeptide Exfoliating Cleanser is perfect as it combines physical and chemical exfoliants to remove dead cells alongside Peptides, Citrus Extracts and antioxidants help to stimulate collagen production to gradually plump and smooth the telltale signs of ageing.
Image from iStockphoto