Cleansers are known to remove impurities from the face and finding the right one means setting up your skin for success. A good cleanser is one that’s very hydrating and the key to achieving clearer healthy skin is to keep it hydrated, our skin is always at its best when well-nourished and kept in a hydrated environment, which is why I will like to introduce you to cream cleansers.
So what is a cream cleanser? The cream cleanser is the type of cleanser that excludes soapy lather when cleansing in a skincare routine they contain emulsifiers and natural oils to help lock in moisture hence protecting the skin barrier whilst removing impurities, dirt, and preventing skin inflammation.
Most cleansers on the market do deeply cleanse your pores from all the junk but most are so harsh that they strip your skin of its goodness leaving it dry, leading to inflammation e.t.c. The key point to note is protecting the skin barrier, think of your skin barrier as a build of blocks that has all the skin-loving nourishment behind them (like lipids, moisture, fatty acids, collagen e.t.c.), when this skin barrier is broken, all these nutrients are lost leading to dry skin, acne, inflammation, breakouts e.t.c. This is what cleansers that are not so gentle do to the skin.
For this reason, starting your skincare routine with a gentle cream cleanser will not only wash away build-up dirt and impurities, but it will also leave your skin hydrated and God so good you find a good one with great formula (ingredients) that will keep the skin nourished too.
So what should be the buying habit of a good cream cleanser? the buying habit should be finding the one with ingredients like rosehip oil that is packed full of antioxidants, lock-in moisture e.t.c., other good ingredients to look out for are Vitamin C for brightening and protecting the skin, hyaluronic acid to attract moisture and hold in moisture, Papaya enzymes that remove dead skin cells, chamomile, and aloe vera to soothe/calm the skin, retinols that multiplies skin cell turnover, ceramides that protect the skin barrier, e.t.c. When you’ve decided which is your new go-to, buy one to give it a try, if it delivers, please go back and stock them in twos to threes to last each season.
Disclaimer Please Consult Your Dermatologist Before Trying Something New.
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By Lola Joseph