The right cleanser will get you closer to your goal of having better skin, and to do just that, you need a product that's perfectly suited for your skin type.
For those with acne-prone skin, salicylic acid is your best friend. This beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) breaks down the dirt, oil, and other impurities in your pores, so you can treat and avoid breakouts. It's commonly found in most anti-acne products, but having it in your face wash can help you dodge the potentially drying side-effects.
In fact, having salicylic acid in your cleanser turns it into more of a treatment step—provided that you massage the product on your skin for at least 30 seconds. This is because leaving it on for a little longer gives the BHA more time to work on your skin and actually do its magic, compared to if you were just to wash it right off. Making this a habit is even key to smaller-looking pores, so try it out!
If you're on the hunt for a new cleanser, Senka's Perfect Whip Acne Care is a drugstore option worth looking into. Because aside from salicylic acid, it boasts of other ingredients both acne-prone and oily complexions will love. Kyoto chamomile extract, for one, boosts the benefits of salicylic acid with its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. And to prevent that tight feeling post-cleansing, there's white cocoon essence that creates a smooth, protective film on your skin. Add all that to Senka's signature micro-dense foam, which isn't just aesthetically pleasing—it actually helps you achieve a deeper clean as well by slipping deeply into your pores!
Perfect Whip Acne Care, P139 (50g) P299 (100g), SENKA, Watsons
For the dry-skinned folk, don't worry—your face wash can help you out more than you think, too. First off, you should be using a cleanser that doesn't make your moisture problems worse. This will depend on your personal comfort level, although a good rule of thumb to follow is to use products that leave your face feeling clean but not overly-stripped.
When your skin is feeling extra dry, cleansing with a mild milk or lotion formula can help you get through it. But in case those aren't giving you the grime-sloughing you need, a moisturizing foaming cleanser won't hurt! We know, we know, that sounds a little counter-intuitive, but it isn't when the product does more than just cleanse your skin. Something like the Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In that contains hyaluronic acid, collagen, and hydrolyzed silk will keep your face feeling soft and supple after getting the day's grime off. This Preview Best of Beauty winner also has skin barrier-strengthening properties, and to give your cleansing ritual a more relaxing feel, it has a light floral scent that'll remind you of days at the spa.
Perfect Whip Collagen In, P299 (120g), SENKA, Lazada
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