Picking the right body cleanser can be difficult. When you go in stores you will see rows of different body cleansers, different sizes, colors and shapes. With so many to choose from, how can we possibly choose?
Simple! Follow these tips to determine the right body cleanser for you.
Do you know what skin type you have? You will notice the labels in body cleansers such as for dry skin or for oily skin. These cleansers are specifically designed to treat different skin type. To help you pick the right cleanser for you, the first thing you have to do is to determine your skin type.
Ø Dry Skin Type (Dry and flaky skin)
Ø Oily Skin Type (Skin that produces too much sebum)
Ø Normal Skin Type (Perfectly balanced skin)
Ø Sensitive Skin Type (Easily irritated skin)
Ø Combination Skin Type (Combination of two or more skin types)
Options, Options, Options
When you manage to determine your skin type it’s now time to see your options. There are different products that are designed for a specific skin type. You can find cleanser in forms of:
- Exfoliating soaps
- Antibacterial wash
- Mineral bath salts
- Bath sponges
- Foaming gel
- Bath Oil
- Moisturizing bath bars
- Bubble bath
Determine Humectant and Emollients
Moisturizers use humectants and emollients to retain moisture.
Humectants – are mostly used in cosmetics to retain moisture in the face. It can be found in cleansers that are vegetable oil, glycerol and glycerin base. Products that have humectants are great for dry skin.
Emollients – can soften and moisturize the skin. It will also lock in moisture in the skin.
When trying on products pick one that contains one of these ingredients. Interchange them to determine which product works better on your skin.
Scented or Unscented
Products use certain chemicals or natural oils that give body cleansers its scent. You can find wide arrays of scents from vanilla to wood. If you tend to use perfumes or cologne avoid using products that have strong and distinct smells. People with sensitive skin should avoid scented products too, some of these products use scents that can cause allergic reactions.
Natural products require little to no chemical additive making it safer for the skin and more suitable to different skin type. The only problem you will find with natural products is that they expire faster than those that contain chemicals.
Consider these tips before picking your daily body cleanser and avoid hoarding products in your bathroom. Pick a product that can help improve your skin condition and compliment your skin type.