People with oily skin know the power of a good cleanser. Not only does it rid your skin of the grease and oils that collect after a long day but it removes makeup and preps your complexion for the rest of skin care routine. As far as your oily skin care regimen goes, cleansing your complexion should be the initial thing you do morning and night to help manage excess oil production.
Alongside moisturizer for oily skin, cleansing is absolutely essential, but finding the right face wash isn’t always easy. So, in an effort to give your oily skin the respect and care it deserves, we’re sharing some stellar contenders. Take notes as we dish out the best cleansers for oily skin.
Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles, or oil molecules, that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oils and makeup from the skin. This French beauty staple is great for oily skin types because it cleanses the skin of impurities and excess oils without stripping moisture from it.
Use it to cleanse when you’re on the go or post-workout when you don’t have time for a proper wash. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with the liquid and gently swipe it across your skin. If you’re using it to remove makeup, finish with a second cleanser before proceeding with the rest of your skin care routine.
To manage excess oils and address common oily skin woes such as enlarged pores and texture, look no further than this exfoliating gel cleanser. Formulated with glycolic acid and salicylic acid, this cleansing gel resurfaces the skin and breaks down dead cells, while helping to reduce the appearance of large pores.
With that, it also includes aloe extract for an extra boost of hydration, which means this cleanser won’t make your oily skin feel dry or tight post-cleansing. Lather a dime-sized amount in wet hands, massage the gel onto the skin in circular motions and rinse when finished.
If your oily skin feels dull, unveil a smoother and brighter complexion with this daily scrubbing cleanser. Glycolic acid and gentle micro-pearls help to lightly exfoliate dullness and impurities, improving the skin tone and offering noticeable radiance. It’s the perfect instant pick-me-up for an oily complexion without being harsh on the skin or over-drying. Lightly lather and massage the scrub onto the skin in circular motions — rinse when finished.
Nourish the skin and boost radiance with this creamy cleanser that gently exfoliates and effortlessly removes all traces of impurities from the skin. Formulated with vitamin C and salicylic acid, this gentle cleanser enhances smoothness, brightens your complexion and manages oils with each wash. Gently lather the product in your hands before massaging it onto the skin in circular motions, then and rinse.
This foaming gel cleanser removes excess oils effortlessly. It’s formulated to lift dirt and impurities without drying out the skin, plus it’s extremely gentle so you’ll always want to keep a stash on hand. Wet your face and hands with lukewarm water, then work a small amount of gel into a foamy lather and massage it onto your skin in a gentle, circular motion before it rinsing off.
Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo credit: Reece Andavolgyi, Design by: Sarah Duvivier
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