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How to Find the Right Cleanser for Your Skin Type

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How to Find the Right Cleanser for Your Skin Type
ILLUSTRATOR Gab Gutierrez
Find out what will work for you!

Even if you're not into skin care, you should at least have a good cleanser to wash your face with. Because if there's anything you can't skip to keep your skin in tip top shape, it's giving it a good cleanse from all the dirt and grime. Find your skin's perfect cleansing match according to your skin type below!

Dry Skin - Cream, Milk-based cleansers

If you have dry skin, go for cleansers that take everything off without leaving your face tight and uncomfortable. Cream cleansers, for example, won't require you to rinse with a potentially drying foaming cleanser. But if skipping water in your cleansing routine is too much to ask, a milk cleanser has a lighter consistency that you can wash off easily.

IMAGE Sisley, Pond's

Sisley Cleansing Milk With Sage, Rustan's; Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser, Watsons

Oily/Acne-prone skin - Foam, Gel cleansers

For those with oily skin and are acne-prone, don't rely on your cleanser too much. Invest on acne-fighting moisturizers, serums, and other treatments that target your troubles instead. But for cleansing, a mild foam cleanser that will cut through the oils without going overboard is ideal along with a pH balanced foaming gel cleanser.

IMAGE Cosrx, Sephora

COSRx Low pH Gel Cleanser, P600, Beautymnl; Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, P1545, SM Makati

Sensitive Skin - Micellar water, Mild foam cleansers

Micellar water is a handy thing to have if you have sensitive skin and are on-the-go. It's so simple and effective that you literally just have to wipe off dirt with a cotton pad to make sure nothing irritates your pores. For more intensive cleansing however, go for a mildly formulated 3-in-1 cleanser that wouldn't aggravate your skin issues.

IMAGE Bioderma, Philosophy

Bioderma Crealine H20 Cleanser, P650, Watsons; Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser, P595, Zalora

All Skin Types - Cleansing Oils and Balms

Makeup removers should be followed by a cleanser that suits your skin type. Using cleansing oils or balms is the most hassle-free way to make sure that all the makeup on your face is broken down and washed off.

IMAGE Shu Uemura, Clinique, Chanel

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, P3500, Rustan's; Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, SM Makati; Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Tri-Phase Makeup Remover, Rustan's

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