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Fresh and cleansed skin is the key to a clear complexion, that’s why cleansing is undoubtedly an essential part of your skincare routine, However with so many different forms of cleansers, how are we supposed to know whether cleansing gel, milk or oil works the best for our skin type? Let’s find out the most effective method based on skin type.

Gel, milk or oil: How to choose the best cleanser for your skin?

Gel Cleanser

Gel cleanser is beneficial for wiping out the oil that makes your face shiny. It also eliminates acne-causing bacteria, giving the skin a deeper clean. If you have an oily skin type, gel cleanser is the best option because it can clear away impurities and prevent acne and future breakouts effectively.

If you are looking for a deep-cleansing cleanser, go for gel cleanser that contains salicylic acid, which helps regulate the production of sebum and clear clogged pores.

Aloe vera is also a great ingredient gel cleanser with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in managing oily and acne-prone skin.

Suitable for: Oily / Combination skin (on the oily side)

How to use:

  1. Since gel is activated by water, so dampen your skin before you apply the gel.
  2. Foam it up with hands and apply it on your face.
  3. Clean your face with a circular motion for 30 seconds and then rinse with water.

Gel, milk or oil: How to choose the best cleanser for your skin?

Cleansing Milk

Cleansing milk is made of lightweight emollients and oils. With a gentle formula, milk cleanser prevents stripping off the natural oil from your face and is also less likely to leave a residue on your skin as oil cleansers do. It gently removes dirt and oil to maintain skin’s healthy balance.

Suitable for: Normal / Sensitive / Mature skin

How to use:

  1. Gently massage the cleansing milk into your face with a circular motion.
  2. Wipe off with a cotton pad.
  3. Rinse with warm water.
  4. Milk cleanser is gentle enough to use in both morning and evening.

Gel, milk or oil: How to choose the best cleanser for your skin?

Oil Cleanser

If you have dry, irritated skin, oil-based cleansers might be your choice. The idea behind oil cleanser is that oil dissolves oil- it penetrates pores and gently dissolves impurities like makeup and dirt, while leaving natural oils on your face behind which prevents skin from drying out.

Suitable for: Sensitive/ Dry / Combination skin (on the dry side)

How to use:

  1. Pump oil cleanser into dry hands and apply to dry skin.
  2. Using your fingertips, gently massage the cleanser over your face for 30 seconds.
  3. Wet your hands and continues massaging your face for 30 seconds to emulsify.
  4. Rinse with warm water.

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