How to Choose the Best Natural Cleansers for Your SkinNaturely Shop
Most of us are very picky when it comes to moisturizers, eye creams, serums and acne treatment and pay less attention to cleansers. No matter what kind of cleansers we use, we are going to wash it off, right? In fact, natural cleansers are very important for our routines that could enhance our complexions if you choose the right one.
This article is going to discuss in more detail about natural cleansers, what they are and how they can help you. There are also some recommendations for you to choose the most suitable product as well.
What Are Natural Cleansers?
Natural cleansers are cleansers that use ingredients from the nature such as herbs, roots flowers, minerals and essential oils like coconut oils. They are completely free from harsh chemicals such as synthetic fragrances, parabens or sulfates.
You can look at the label of any cleanser product for natural or chemical ingredients. Natural ingredients are in Latin and chemical ingredients are written in technical terms.
Benefits of Natural Cleansers
Cleansing is part of your morning and evening routines. Scientists have proved that there are 5 ways cleansing could benefit your skin1.
- Help you to wipe off all makeup or dirt. It also clears away excessive oils.
- Make you look younger and healthier.
- Prevent dehydration.
- Improve the appearance of pores.
- Support anti-aging process.
Natural cleansers not only do a wonderful job of cleaning your skin, but they also provide healthier, more effective way in comparison with other normal natural cleansers.
For example, normal cleansers with sodium lauryl sulfate will help to wash off the excessive oils, but sometimes they strip away your skin barriers and make your skin drier than expected. They also cause irritation or itching because your skin’s natural pH is affected by this detergent.
Natural cleansers are sulfate-free, so there are no side effects. They have substitute ingredients like Cocamidopropyl betaine – with the same effectiveness.
Advice to Choose your Cleanser
- Firstly, you should know about your skin type well. Either it is normal, oily or dry, combination or sensitive. There will be different products for different skin types.
- Secondly, do your research, read reviews and learn how to tell natural ingredients and chemical ingredients on the label.
- And finally, ask for experts’ advice or consult your dermatologist if necessary.
Recommendations for each Skin Type
Cleansers for Normal-to-Oily Skin
People with oily skin are prone to shiny and greasy skin, acnes, blackheads and clogged pores because of excessive oils in their skin.
The best natural cleansers for you are gels, gentle foams and clays.
Don’t use products that are too stripping. Unbalanced skin’s pH will force your skin to produce more oils instead.
Some products we recommend are: Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel, LaMav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser, Sanctum Purifying Foam Cleanser, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser and The Body Shop Nutriganics Foaming Facial Wash.
Cleansers for Dry Skin
People with dry skin often feel their skin very dehydrated and itchy, especially in the winter.
Different from the normal-to-oily skin, avoid gels and foaming. Go for creams, lotions, and milk which offer moisture rich ingredients.
Some products we recommend are: KORA Organics Cream Cleanser, Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk, and Swisse Sweet Almond Cream Cleanser
Cleansers for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skins are the most challenging skin to deal with. You need to apply a small amount onto the area behind your ear first. After 24 hours, if there is no reaction, that cleanser is safe to use. One of the most important tips for sensitive skin is to patch test first.
Buy cleansers with a maximum of 10 ingredients is recommended. Look for natural ingredients such as coconut, sunflower, jojoba, rosehip and olive oils.
Consult your dermatologist about any irritations that may occur and ask them about ingredients in the products if you are unsure about their effect on your skin.
Some products we recommend are: Sensitive Cleansing Gel Sukin, Sanctum Soothing Cream Cleanser, KUU Konjac Sponge – Pure Deep Cleansing, Corrynne’s – French Limoges Clay Face Block and Acure’s Sensitive Facial Cleanser.
Cleaners for Mature Skin
Women with mature skins can see all impact of time on their skins: their pores are larger (which is more potential for dirt), the wrinkles appear and their skins become dry and itchy.
Go for products that prevent dryness and help moisturizing skins with anti-aging ingredients such as Aloe Vera gel which helps stimulate cell renewal and coconut oils which help reduce wrinkles.
Some products we recommend are: Anti-aging cream from MooGoo, Mukti Hydrating Cleansing Lotion, and Pai Skincare Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
Above are some general information and advice about natural cleansers. Hope you find this article helpful for you to choose the best natural cleanser that suits your needs. Remember that to enhance your complexion; we recommend daily routines along with proper sufficient sleep, regular exercise, and balanced diet. Always go for organic, natural products to ensure your skin looks the best and healthiest.