We all know that cleansing is a vital part of our skincare routine. Cleansing your face remove dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris and impurities. Cleansing your skin leaves your skin looking fresher, healthier and ready to receive either a toner, serum or moisturiser, whatever comes next in your skincare routine.
There are some really great cleansers out there. You can literally choose your cleanser to suit your skin and slot it into your everyday routine. Introducing a good cleanser into your skincare routine will definitely transform your skin. Cleansers come in all different types and textures. There are cleansing balms, oil cleansers, milk cleansers, Micellar Water cleansers, gel cleansers and the list goes on! With so many choices, which cleanser should you choose?
Fear not, we have it all in hand! Here is a quick guide to some of the popular Dermalogica cleansers.
The first step is for you to decide what type of skin you have....
If your skin is oily, you might notice that your face looks shiny, and looks more greasy as the day goes on. You might find that your make-up doesn't stay on your face for as long as you would like. You might get pimples or breakouts in the more oily areas and your pores may seem enlarged. When you have oily skin, your skin cells produce excess sebum, this is the substance that protects and hydrates the skin. If you have oily skin, you need to choose a cleanser that will balance your oily skin. A deep cleanse with a professional face wash can make all the difference in the texture and appearance of your complexion.
We recommend trying Dermalogica Active Clay cleanser. Kaolin Clay absorbs excess oil, and Activated Binchotan Charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities to help balance skin.
Active Clay CleanserPurifying prebiotic cleanserSkincare150ml: £31.50
If your skin is dry, you might notice your skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. It might have a rough texture and feel. You might notice flaky patches too. Your skin becomes dry because it loses moisture through its lipid barrier - the building blocks of the skin that keep moisture in. The lipid barrier can become depleted and more moisture is lost than is gained. The key is to choose a cleanser that will nourish your dry skin and replenish your skin's lipid barrier so moisture is retained for longer.
We recommend Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Cleanser. This is a light and creamy cleanser that you can use morning and evening. that removes impurities while nourishing dry, depleted skin. Intensive Moisture Cleanser is a lipid-enriched formula that will cleanse your skin while helping to minimize damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness.
If your skin is breakout prone you will no doubt experience regular breakouts. Your skin may appear greasy in areas where the breakouts tend to appear. Your breakouts may be stress related, hormonal or genetic. Adult breakouts are becoming increasingly common due to the fast paced lives we all seem to live. You need to choose a cleanser specifically designed to clear and target breakouts with ingredients that will clear your pores of debris and bacteria that like to clog them up and cause breakouts. Look for a cleanser with Salicylic Acid.
We recommend Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash. Not only does this foaming cleanser contain Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, that stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles but it also contains naturally antiseptic extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree help eliminate breakout-causing bacteria and congestion as Menthol and Camphor help cool inflammation.
Active Clearing Skin Washbreakout clearing foamSkincare500ml: £53.10
If your skin is sensitive, you might notice stinging, redness, tightness, inflammation and generally just uncomfortable. You might notice that your skin seems reactive to certain products or too many products. There can be a number of reasons that your skin is sensitive ranging from genetic to environmental factors. The key to managing your sensitive skin is to choose a cleanser that will calm, reduce redness and soothe your skin.
We recommend Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser. This creamy cleanser is so gentle and soothing plus you can wipe it off if your skin can't tolerate water! It contains super calming ingredients like lavender and cucumber that will help balance your skin reducing inflammation and redness.
If your skin is ageing you will no doubt have noticed fine lines and wrinkles appearing in new places! You may notice areas of pigmentation developing too. We all age, its a fact of life but the key to managing ageing skin is to give it what it needs so it looks the happiest and healthiest it can for the age you are. Exfoliation is key for ageing skin. By exfoliating your skin, you are buffing away any dead skin cells and debris that might be dulling your complexion. Choose a cleanser that will exfoliate and retexturize your ageing skin whist hydrating your skin so that it appears plump and smooth.
We recommend Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing cleanser which is a 2 in 1 cleanser and exfoliator. Lactic Acid concentrate helps retexturise skin suffering from visible signs of ageing and antioxidant Vitamin E conditions and enhances your skin.
AGE Smart® Skin Resurfacing Lactic Acid Cleansersmoothing exfoliating cleanserSkincare150ml: £40.50
If you have normal/combination skin, your skin is generally comfortable, you might notice oil on your forehead and nose. You might notice the odd bt of dryness or dehydration and you don't generally suffer with breakouts either. The best cleanser for your skin will be one that cleans, purifies and hydrates your skin to keep it balanced and healthy. Choose an everyday cleanser that will refresh and purify your skin.
We recommend Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. This multi-award winning gel cleanser contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria, that gently rinses away toxins and debris to leave your skin feeling smooth and clean.
Special Cleansing Gelgentle foaming cleanserSkincare500ml: £47.20
Add in a double cleanse:
If you really want to maximise your cleansing you could start your cleansing with a precleanse to melt away make-up. By precleansing you are giving your cleanser every opportunity to work to the max!
We recommend Dermalogica PreCleanse or Dermalogica Precleanse Balm. Both work to melt away makeup and impurities so your cleanser can fully penetrate your pores and do its job!