How To Choose The Right Cleanser For Your Skin

How To Choose The Right Cleanser For Your Skin

In the quest for healthy, glowing skin, the importance of a proper cleansing routine cannot be overstated. Our skin encounters pollutants, dirt, and excess oils daily, making it crucial to select the right cleanser tailored to your skin type. Regardless of your skin type, double cleansing is the best way to deeply cleanse your skin and allow your other skincare to work more effectively.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive into the intricacies of choosing the best double cleansing duo for your skin and explore the transformative benefits of double cleansing!

Understanding Your Skin Type

To determine which cleansing system is best for you, you first need to understand your skin type. If you’re not sure, we’ve put together a free downloadable guide to help you learn more about your skin type and what it needs. You can download it here!

Even if you think you know your skin type, we recommend checking in every 6 months as things like climate, age, travel, prescription drugs, and hormones can change your skin. To determine your current skin type, we recommend starting with a clean face by washing with a gentle cleanser and patting dry. Do not apply any products, and after an hour, use the free guide to evaluate what your skin type.

Choosing the Correct Double Cleansing Duo for You

Now that you know your skin type, it’s time to dive into how to choose the best double cleansing duo for you! If you’re not familiar with double cleansing, it involves using two different types of cleansers sequentially to thoroughly cleanse the skin:

Step 1: Oil-Based Cleanser: The first step involves using an oil-based cleanser to dissolve makeup, sunscreen, and excess sebum. This step effectively lifts impurities without stripping the skin's natural oils.

Step 2: Water-Based Cleanser: Following the oil cleanse, a water-based cleanser is used to remove any remaining residue and impurities, leaving the skin fresh and clean.

Not only does double cleansing give you a deeper clean than a traditional face wash, it also allows skincare products such as serums and moisturizers to penetrate deeper into the skin, maximizing their effectiveness.

At Emogene and Co., we now offer four different double cleansing options to help you customize your routine even further to fit your skin type and your goals. 

For your first cleanse, you can choose between…

Fortiphy Cleansing Balm: replenishes and restores your skin while cleansing and conditioning. French green clay absorbs excess oil while plant-based oils work deep into the pores to remove impurities, leaving your skin feeling balanced and hydrated - never dry or stripped.

Best for: Normal, Combination, Oily / Acne-Prone, and Teen Skin

The Healer All Purpose Balm: this is one of our most-loved products for healing dry and damaged skin, and is a great option for cleansing while healing and maintaining the skin’s natural protective barrier. Customers with dry or mature skin, or who want to avoid staining their towels while they travel, should opt for this option!

Best for: Dry / Mature Skin

For your second cleanse, you can choose between…

Ritual Foaming Milk Cleanser: provides a creamy gentle foaming cleanse that balances plant-based amino acids with antioxidant rich fruit extracts to leave your skin thoroughly cleansed without drying and stripping your skin’s natural moisture. It both calms and nourishes the skin!

Best for: Normal, Sensitive, Dry and Mature Skin

Refresh Gel Cleanser: gently removes dirt, oil and dead skin from pores without disturbing your skin's natural moisture barrier. Menthol and white willow bark extract help calm inflammation caused by acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Tea tree oil balances sebum production and pH levels while prepping the skin to better absorb leave-on treatments.

Best for: Combination, Oily / Acne-Prone and Teen Skin

All four of these options are available in our updated skin regimens, that give you everything you need to care for your specific skin at a major discount! To determine which regimen and products are best for you, take our free skincare quiz here!

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