Face Cleanser and Toner
Keeping your face cleansed and toned is an important step in ensuring your skin looks and feels healthy and youthful. This section offers you a wide array of facial cleansers and toners to choose from. Consider your skin type and the ingredients in the products when making your choice, to help ensure you find the right product to suit your particular needs. What are facial cleansers? | Why choose a facial cleanser over soap? | Types of facial cleansers | Functions and benefits of toners | Types of facial toners | Who should use cleansers and toners? | Choosing the right product
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Also, some soaps contain thickeners to help keep the shape of the bar. These thickeners can clog the pores, which may lead to acne production.
Bar soaps contain ingredients that are naturally drying and removes natural oils from the skin. These oils are necessary to form a skin barrier against water loss. If these natural oils are removed from the facial skin the sebaceous glands tends to overproduce oil that can eventually lead to clogging of the pores.
Normal Skin Cleansers - These are usually formulated with ingredients that allow the cleanser to lather when mixed with water. These come in the form of cleansers and soap gels. The use of a loofah type sponge may go well with this type of facial cleanser.
Dry Skin Cleansers - This type is usually a cream cleanser that helps moisturise as it cleans.
Oily Skin Cleansers - The purpose of this type of facial cleanser is to slow down the production of oil. Formulated as a water-based cleanser or deep cleanser, this comes in soap gel form or stronger liquid cleansers.
Combination Skin Cleansers - This come in either a foaming gel or lotion cleanser with the correct pH level.
Sensitive Skin Cleansers - These are normally formulated without fragrances and preservatives as these ingredients are usually what causes irritation.
Acne Skin Cleansers - These are specially formulated facial cleansers that help in removing accumulated oil, makeup, sweat and dirt on the surface of the skin. This type should not be overused as this can also cause dryness. Limit use to once or twice daily. The purpose of these products is to allow easier absorption of topical acne treatments.
Antibacterial Skin Cleansers - These are considered as medicated cleansers and the most common active ingredient is Triclosan.
Mild Skin Cleansers - These are specially formulated for irritated and overly dry skin that is usually associated with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis or eczema. Look for non-comedogenic and oil-free products.
It helps balance the pH level of the skin. By having a more balanced skin pH level, your skin is less prone to becoming oily and getting infected. The result is a more vibrant and smooth appearance.
It helps in detoxification of the skin. It helps remove environmental toxins such as smoke, smog and other chemical residues which results in brighter and healthier looking skin.
It helps make pores smaller and tighter. Having large facial pores means more dirt, oil and toxins are trapped in the skin. This can easily lead to irritation and infection. By using a toner, it helps tighten the facial pores for a fresher, cleaner and less oily face.
It helps reduce acne. By using a toner, it helps remove oily build up and makeup residue that contributes to skin breakouts.
It helps hydrate and nourish the skin. Many facial toners contain vitamins and other essential skin nutrients that help keep the skin healthy and balanced.
It's a great cleaner for the ears and other parts of the body that are prone to acne formation, such as the back, chest and arms.
Skin Tonic - these are a bit stronger in formulation containing about 20% alcohol, water and humectant. Orange flower is a very popular example. This is suitable for normal to combination as well as oily skin.
Astringents - are the strongest form because they contain a high proportion of alcohol, about 20-60%. This type is commonly recommended for oily skin because its effect is drying. Witch hazel is an example of a natural astringent. It is recommended that astringents are only applied on problem areas of the skin, such as spots.