You don’t even realize this but cleansing your face is the most important part of your skincare regimen. No beauty product works on your skin unless and until you have a clean face that is clear of all the dirt, oil and product build-up from the previous day. However, the way you do it and the product you use for cleansing your face can really make or break your skincare game. There are plenty of face cleansers in the market and then there are natural cleansers too, but which is best for your skin and how many times you should cleanse your skin in a day depends on your skin type.

Washing your face is the first thing you do when you wake up and face cleanser is the first skincare product you treat your skin with. That is why it is extremely important that you pick a face cleanser that is gentle, boosts hydration and targets your skin issues while leaving your skin squeaky clean. So whether you are blessed with oily, dry or sensitive skin, here is a comprehensive (and useful) guide to the best type of face cleanser for every skin type, followed by a few tips on how to use your face cleanser for healthy and flawless skin. Read on...


1. Face Cleanser for Oily Skin

Oily Skin

Ponds Bright Beauty Mineral Clay, Vitamin B3 Face Wash is one face cleanser you can trust. Made with 100% natural Manicouagan clay that has 4x oil absorption power, it sucks out dirt and oil stuck deep within your pores. It is enriched with activated charcoal which gently exfoliates and removes dead cells. Detoxes your skin for a oil-free glow. Wash your face with this cleanser to unlock clear, bright and smooth skin


2. Dry Skin

Dry Skin

You need a foaming face wash that hydrates your skin and seals in the moisture. We recommend Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash for the daily dose of a hydration boost and squeaky clean skin. It thoroughly washes away make-up, dirt and other impurities from skin leaving it feeling clean, fresh, and revived. Its cream based formula provides perfect moisture to skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Use it twice a day and follow up with a moisturizer.


3. Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is the most difficult skin type to deal with, hands down! It is prone to redness, rashes, acne, itching, and irritation, and catches allergies from nowhere. You have to take care of extra care of your skin and be super careful with the beauty products you get for yourself. Talking about face cleansers, a mild formula is a no brainer. You can’t afford to take your chances with harsh one with strong chemicals and such when you get skin irritation easily. Get a face cleanser that is specifically made for sensitive skin and is made with gentle formula, one with no parabens or artificial colour or alcohol.

You can try Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash. It contains absolutely no soap, colour, fragrance or harsh chemicals and is infused with triple purified water, Vitamin E and pro Vitamin B which makes it a winner cleanser for the sensitive skin. It is extremely gentle on the skin so you don’t have to worry about getting any skin reactions. Plus, it cleanses your face and leaves it refreshed and healthy-looking all day.      


4. Normal Skin

Normal Skin

While you don’t really have to worry about skin imperfections, you still have to keep your skin spotless and clean and maintain that healthy glow. Look for a face cleanser that is formulated for normal skin so that it doesn’t induce oil or make your skin dry. You need a face wash that gets all the skin impurities out and lends a glow to your skin. Get your hands on Lakme 9to5 Vitamin C+ Facial Foam. It enriched with the power of Vitamin C which helps even skin tone. It effectively washes away dirt, impurities and gives skin a bright look after every wash. Use the built-in facial brush to gently exfoliate your skin to remove dullness. Wash your face with this facial foam twice a day for perfectly clean, fresh and glowing skin.


5. Combination Skin

Combination Skin

You need a face cleanser that clears off oil and grime from your face while also moisturizing your skin. That way, you will have an oil-free, hydrated skin that is spotless and bright. For the combination skin, we suggest St. Ives Watermelon Hydrating Face Wash Cleanser. It has a super hydrating gel formula that won’t leave your face feeling dry and tight. This face wash is made with hyaluronic acid – a hydration hero that helps your skin to retain moisture and a 100% natural watermelon extract. It’s a dreamy combination for your everyday cleansing routine, working wonders for cleansing, balancing and hydrating your skin. The blend of nature and science makes it the perfect face wash for combination skin. Wash twice a day to deep cleanse your face and get the excess oil off and hydrate your skin at the same time to achieve glowing and flawless skin.

Here are some pre, during and post face wash tips to get spotless and healthy skin...


6. Wipe off makeup first

Wipe off makeup first

Before slathering on your face wash, make sure you wipe away any makeup or product build-up from your face. Many face washes can’t get oil-based skincare products like sunscreen or waterproof makeup off which leaves your face with product residue. Use facial wipes and makeup remover to get the residue off before you wash your face.


7. Try the 60-second rule

Try the 60-second rule

You might wash your face for about 20 seconds but it is recommended to massage your face for a good one minute to allow the ingredients to work their magic and thoroughly cleanse your skin. Washing properly also ensures maximum hydration and soft skin.


8. Always follow up with a moisturizer

Always follow up with a moisturizer

No matter what skin type you have, always apply a moisturizer after you are done washing your face. A layer face moisturizer applied immediately after rinsing your face acts as a protective barrier which helps retain the moisture and lock it in so your skin doesn’t feel and look dry.