Seasons, skincare routines and products, all boil down to one thing – your skin type. Believe it or not, determining your skin type and following the right skincare routine can make quite the difference. It all starts with cleansing and there’s more to it than just soap and water and achieving squeaky clean skin.

Here’s how you should be cleansing your skin depending on what your skin type is.

Oily skin
 

Oily skin

Look for a cleanser specially formulated for oily skin. A foaming or gel based cleanser works better for this skin type as it deep cleanses without stripping natural oils from your face. Look for active ingredients such as clay, charcoal, niacinamide or salicylic acid in your cleanser. We suggest the Pond’s Pure White Anti Pollution + Purity with Activated Charcoal Face Wash to remove clogged dirt and oil from deep within the pores.

Wet your face, squeeze a coin sized amount on your palms and lather up. Massage your face gently for 30-60 seconds, concentrating on the forehead, nose and chin. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Dry skin
 

Dry skin

This skin type is a little tricky to deal with, especially when introducing new skincare products into your beauty routine. While it is essential to remove dirt, makeup residue and grime from the face, it shouldn’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry. Choose alcohol-free, hydrating cleansers that will restore your skin’s natural moisture factors and maintain the pH balance. The Dove Beauty Moisture Conditioning Facial Cleanser is enriched with NutriumMoistureTM Beauty Serum to deeply nourish your skin and make it smooth and supple.

Wet your face with water and lightly massage the cleanser on your face and neck for 30-60 seconds. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Don’t forget to follow it up with a hydrating moisturiser.

Sensitive skin
 

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin gets easily irritated by chemicals and artificial fragrances. It goes without saying that your facial cleanser should be mild and free from harsh chemicals. The Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash is a 100% soap-free formula crafted especially for sensitive skin.

Wet your face with warm water, squeeze two pea-sized portions into hands. Massage gently in circular motions onto wet skin. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.