What is the Best Cleanser for My Skin Type?

The search for the best cleanser for your skin type can be demanding and stressful. The purpose of a cleanser is to remove dirt and particles from your skin. However, using the wrong cleanser for your skin type can leave you with unwanted skin issues such as dry skin and breakouts. Here at DW Aesthetics, we’ve compiled a guide to help you choose the best cleanser for your skin type. 

Cleansers for Combination Skin 

People with combination skin usually suffer from an oily T- Zone whereas their cheeks are dry. The best types of cleanser for combination skin are ones that are gentle and have a gel-like consistency. A cleanser that includes exfoliants such as BHAs and AHAs will give you the best results. Your cleanser should also include peptides and ceramides to help keep your skin protected. People with combination skin should cleanse their skin twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. 

Super C Brightening Cleanser 

At DW Aesthetics, we recommend our ‘Super C Brightening Cleanser’ for combination skin types. This cleanser works to wash away long-wear makeup, dirt and impurities without drying out or stripping your skin. This is an intensive cleanser that works hard to help fade blemishes, discolouration and sunspots. It is gentle enough for you to use daily to reveal a brighter and smoother complexion and is specially formulated to provide antioxidant protection and prevent the formation of free radicals in sun-exposed skin. It is also fragrance and sulphate free. 

Key benefits

  • Vitamin C 
  • Vitamin E 
  • Organic Aloe Vera

Cleansers for Dry Skin 

Dry skin is often red and irritated. This can make the skin tight due to its protective barrier being compromised. For dry skin types, we recommend opting for a cleanser that includes hydrating agents such as aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. You want to avoid cleansers with a foamy texture and include ingredients that are harsh on your skin. Exfoliating cleansers should also be avoided. As with combination skin, you should always cleanser your face twice daily, once in the morning and once at night. 

Gentle Facial Cleanser

We recommend our This is a mild cleansing gel specially formulated for normal to dry and sensitive skin. It cleanses the face whilst moisturising with natural botanical extracts.  This cleansing gel gently removes oil, dirt and other impurities. It is hydrating & non-drying and includes Aloe Vera extracts. 

Key Benefits 

  • Includes six herbal extracts known for their mild cleansing properties that help to moisturize, purify, and calm the skin. 
  • Dissolves dry, dehydrated layers from the skin surface. 
  • Assists in promoting smooth skin and in achieving a more even complexion.

Cleansers for Oily Skin 

For oily skin types, a cleanser with ingredients such as AHAs or salicylic acids is the most beneficial. People with oily skin may wish to double cleanse. This can be done by starting with an oil-based cleanser and then moving on to a water-based cleanser. This should only be done at night. People with oily skin types should wash their face twice daily, once at night and once in the morning. 

Deep Cleansing Gel 

We recommend our ‘Deep Cleansing Gel’ for oily skin types. This cleanser includes AHAs and BHAs and is a deep cleansing, oil-free formula. This gel thoroughly removes excess oil, surface impurities and make-up. It also helps to exfoliate the dead cells thanks to Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids and natural enzymes. 

Key Benefits 

  • Infused with Glycolic, Salicylic & Lactic Acid
  • Oil-free
  • Offers mild exfoliation

Cleansers for Sensitive Skin 

People that suffer from sensitive skin will often have reactions to dyes, fragrances and chemicals that are present in products that come into contact with their skin. Some people are allergic to certain substances and may react to their skin. People with sensitive skin may have to resort to a lot of trial and error when it comes to exploring which products do and don't irritate their skin. Knowing which specific substances cause a reaction in your skin will help to reduce the breakout of rashes and spots. If you suffer from sensitive skin we recommend contacting us to book a skin consultation. This will allow us to understand your specific skin problems and help us to recommend a product suitable for you and your skin. 

Here at DW Aesthetics, we believe that everyone deserves beautiful skin. Shop by your specific skin type to find the perfect products for you. We offer a range of cleansers and toners, moisturisers and serums to help you care for your skin. You can also visit our Skin Hub for a range of skincare advice. We also provide a free online consultation, where we talk to you about your skin goals and tailor a skincare routine for you.