Facial cleansers play an important role in your skincare routine. Face washes are designed to remove impurities, germs, dirt and makeup that can irritate the skin. Here’s the tough part: when skin is cleansed too frequently, in contact with water or subject to harsh soaps, your skin’s natural moisture is stripped—leaving it vulnerable to dryness and irritation. While some cleansers for dry skin contain harsh detergents to get squeaky clean, the best type of facial cleanser is a gentle clenaser, which removes impurities, yet avoids stripping your skin of the natural oils that keep it hydrated and healthy-looking.
Find out how the right facial cleanser–and skincare routine–can help keep your face clean without over cleansing.