Cetaphil, The Gentle Cleanser For Every Skin Type
While having the perfect skin and complexion are impossible feats for most of the human population, we can still work with what we are given. The key to great looking skin is to first understand our own skin type and use the most suitable skin care product that will bring the best out of it.
There are 5 basic skin types that most of us will typically fall under, namely, normal, oily, dry, sensitive and combination skin. In order to know which skin type you possess, examine your skin and try to recall what you have experienced with it. Does it become shiny with oil just an hour or two after cleansing? Are some parts drier than the others? Do you experience itchiness or redness after using a skincare product?
Here are some basic tips to help you figure out your skin type and the cleansing routine you can follow.
Cleansing Tips For The 5 Basic Skin Types
1. Normal skin
Balanced and clear skin that is not adversely affected by the majority of skin care ingredients.
Cleansing tips: Avoid soaps and harsh cleansers that strip moisture. Use a gentle cleanser in the morning and night to clean the skin.
2. Oily skin
Greasy and shiny skin all over with large, visible pores. Less prone to drying and premature signs of ageing.
Cleansing tips: Use a gentle non-soap foaming cleanser to thoroughly wash the skin in the morning and double cleanse with it at night.
3. Dry skin
Often flaky, rough and scaly with visible fine lines.
Cleansing tips: Opt for a non-soap gentle cleanser to cleanse the skin without stripping it of moisture and rinse with warm water. To avoid over-drying your skin, you may only want to wash your face once at night when the skin is at its dirtiest state.
4. Sensitive skin
Many skin care products can cause irritation to the skin, such as rashes, redness, itching and burning.
Cleansing tips: Similar to the dry skin cleansing tips, use a non-soap gentle cleanser that does not have ingredients that cause allergies or irritation, such as soaps, alcohol or fragrance.
5. Combination skin
A common skin type which is oily in the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and dry in other areas.
Cleansing tips: A gentle non-soap option is highly recommended to thoroughly and effectively cleanse this skin type while maintaining healthy skin balance.
Why Is Soap Bad For The Face?
You will notice that soap-based cleansers are not recommended for any skin type. This is because soap is a typically harsh cleanser that strips the skin of its own precious oils. With regular use, the skin becomes more imbalanced and riddled with problems – dry skin becomes drier while oily skin produces more oil as it overcompensates for this dryness.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Suits Every Skin Type
Every skin is unique and has different needs. Thankfully, that does not mean that one needs a different facial cleanser to suit a different skin type.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is suitable for all skin types and gentle enough for daily use. It does not contain ingredients that irritate the skin, so it’s great for those with sensitive skin as well. As the go-to cleanser for everyone, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser offers the following benefits to your skin with each wash:
Cleanses & Protects Skin’s Natural Barrier
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser effectively rids the skin from dirt and excess oil without stripping it of its natural protective oils, thus not leaving it tight or dry.
Soothes The Skin
Formulated to calm the skin during cleansing, your skin will feel gently pampered with each wash using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
All Day Comfort
Due to its gentle and hydrating nature, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser leaves the skin feeling comfortable throughout the day when you are out and about.
Soap-free, fragrance-free and pH balanced, Cetaphil cleanser is a suitable cleanser for people with various skin types. A local study done with 800 Malaysian women recently shows 99% of women agree that Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, gently cleans and moisturises, without stripping skin’s natural oils.
For more information, visit www.cetaphil.com.my.