Spring clean: choosing the right cleanser for your skin type

As we gear up for the warmer weather, our thoughts are naturally turning to doing a spot of spring cleaning. And while we’re reordering our wardrobes and airing the linen closet, we’ll also be doing a stocktake on our skincare routine. If you’ve been faithful to the same old cleanser for a few seasons now, then perhaps it’s time to consider a spring fling, choosing a cleanser that is the perfect match for your skin and your situation.

Normal to dry skin types

If you’ve been blessed with normal skin (the Goldilocks of the skin world), or your skin is prone to some dryness, then you want a cleanser that restores moisture, rather than strips your skin of all its natural oils. Look for a cleanser that hydrates as it cleans, such as a deep cream cleanser with soothing aloe vera, nourishing macadamia and hydrating vitamin E. Bonus points if it has natural antioxidants and vitamins to enhance the condition of your skin.

Follow this nourishing skincare routine for normal to dry skin

Oily and combination skin types

Having oily and combination skin isn’t all bad – for starters, you’re less likely to suffer the effects of premature ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines. But in order to ensure your complexion is dewy, rather than greasy, it’s imperative that you choose a cleanser designed to combat oily and combination skin. Look for a foaming facial cleanser that contains natural antibacterial ingredients such as lavender and calendula for a skin that’s smooth and shine-free.

 

Follow this slick-busting skincare routine for oily and combination skin

Sensitive skin types

For those who are prone to redness and irritation, finally there is a gentle cleanser that caters to all skin types. Micellar pure cleansing water is ideal for the whole family, from spotty teens to makeup-wearing mums, but the best part is it’s delicate enough to use on the most sensitive skin. Containing natural ingredients including witch hazel, geranium, cucumber and white tea, this soothing combination cuts through makeup and grime to purify the skin, while vitamin E restores moisture.

Follow this soothing skincare routine for sensitive skin

Cleansing on the run

When you’re out and about and in need of a quick freshen-up, a packet of purifying cleansing wipes are a Godsend. The natural mandarin and lavender oils remove makeup and grime, while delivering a dose of hydration to your skin.

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