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Choosing The Right Cleanser For Your Skin


Dermatologists swear that the right cleanser is a foundation for flawless and perfect skin. But with all these products on the market it gets difficult to find the right cleanser without going through a lot of painful trial and error experiences.   Lucky enough some cosmetics stores like Oriflame on Jinja Road  for which singer Juliana Kanyomozi was brand ambassador, these days offer exclusive and free skin tasting to help you buy the right products for your skin.  Skin types include normal, oily, dry, and combination.  Your skin type can change over time. Basing on these categories, we’ve put together an all-inclusive guide to finding the right cleanser that will keep your skin clean and happy.


Combination Skin Type

A combination skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have combination skin, which may benefit from slightly different types of skin care in different areas. Combination skin can produce overly dilated pores, blackheads and is shiny. If you don’t want to use two different cleansers on separate facial areas there are gel cleansers that are gentle enough to treat dry skin and efficient enough to buff away impurities and unclog pores. Try an oil-free wash like L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Foaming Gel Cleanser or Garnier Skin Care Clean+ Purifying Foam Cleanser for a customized cleanse that works to balance skin without over drying.


Dry Skin Type

Dry skin has almost invisible pores, is dull, rough, and has less elasticity which leads to more visible lines. When it comes to your dry skin, you want to look for a cleansing formula that will help your complexion retain moisture that’s why a creamy or oil-based wash like Lancôme Crème Douceur (cream-to-oil) or Garnier Skin Care Clean+ Nourishing Cleansing Oil is ideal for your skin type. An added bonus is a cleanser containing the hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid as it can draw in water to lock in moisture for ultimate relief from dryness. And as much as you love to lather, avoid foaming washes as they can strip your skin of natural moisture and cause irritation.


Oily Skin Type

Oily skin has enlarged pores and is prone to blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes.  What you need is to reduce the excess oil. Use a deep cleansing gel or foaming wash to gently lift away dirt and oil without stripping your skin.  Soap-free cleansing foam like The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash is strong enough to eliminate all traces of makeup and leave skin feeling perfectly fresh, without the tight feeling left behind by harsher cleansers.


Problem Skin

For those who suffer from acute acne, you need a cleanser that will not only give your skin a deep clean, but also works to help treat the source of your problem acne. Using a medicated cleanser with salicylic acid and lipo hydroxy acid will fight the production of excess oil to gently remove dirt and visibly clear acne breakouts. Try using the product twice daily for best results, or several times a week (using a mild cleanser daily) if your skin is sensitive.