Why do we use a cleanser? The obvious answer is to remove make up which is correct however cleansers do much more. We usually suggest doing 2 cleansers the 1st cleanser will help to remove make up, sunscreen, dirt, grime and environmental debris eg air conditioning, pollution that becomes built up on your skin throughout the day. While the second cleanse helps to treat skin concerns, clean pores and slightly hydrate or have acids to slightly exfoliate. All the cleansers we use in our classic and Medik8 range are PH balanced which means we are restoring the skin natural PH balance of 4.5 – 5.5.
What does it mean to have a PH balanced cleanser?
A PH balanced cleanser will keep the skins protective barrier in balance by locking in moisture and makes skin care bi available which simply means that skin care can absorb better.
Types of cleansers
There are many types of cleansers; oil, cream, foam, gel, micellar water that help to cleanse the skin. They all have their own benefits, but some are deigned to remove makeup and others help to treat the skin. But if your skin is feeling tight, dry sensitive after you cleanse you are more than likely using the wrong cleanser.
Oil cleansers, the one we stock is Medik8’s Lipid balance cleanser that uses oil to draw out dirt and impurities this is the perfect cleanser for a lipid dry skin to replenish lost oils. Lipid balance cleanse is perfect at removing makeup a must have for a first cleanse if your skin is dry.
Cream Cleansers are recommended for young, mature and dry skin which is perfect for a first cleanse, Classic Cream cleanser removes make up, cleanses and nourishes skin.
Foaming cleansers are great at giving the skin a deep cleanse because of the small bubble molecules that lift dirt and grime out of the skin. Classic Foaming cleanser is a great cleanser to treat oily skin types. Medik8 has plenty of foam cleansers to treat all different skin concerns these are perfect to use as a 1st or second cleanse.
The Medik8’s Surface Radiance Cleanse uses L-Lactic, salicylic and L-Mantellic acids to give your skin a deep cleanse. Perfect for an oily or dry skin type as a second cleanse and to refine pores while gently exfoliating. The Surface Radiance Cleanse is a gel which will foam up with a little bit of water to make bubbles.
If you have any questions about your skin concerns for example sensitivity, redness, breakouts, or dryness your Classic Girls are more than happy to assist you to find the perfect cleanser.