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Best Face Washes For Every Type of Skin

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Whether you have normal, breakout-prone, oily, dry or sensitive skin, there’s a cleanser meant for just your skin type. Now get just the face wash for all your complexion needs.

If you have Normal Skin

Congratulations! Now to keep your trouble-free skin balanced, you need a face wash that’s slightly acidic and keeps your skin neither oily nor dry. It should thoroughly remove makeup, dirt and oil. Pick one that doesn’t contain alcohol, synthetic fragrance, or artificial colors. Finally, it should be suited for all skin types.

Nykaa recommends: VLCC Melia Skin Defense Face Wash, The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Aloe, Nivea Refreshing Face Wash, Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash

If you have Combination Skin

You need a cleaner that’s gentle enough on drier parts of your face and strong enough to keep your oily T-zone in check. You need natural ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Peppermint that soak up oil and deep clean without drying out parts of your face that don’t grease up by midday.

Nykaa recommends: Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash, Kaya Purifying Cleanser, Kama Ayurveda Mridul Soap Free Face Cleanser

If you have Sensitive Skin

You need a soap-free cleanser that’s meant for sensitive complexions. Look for a formula that is free of sulphates, artificial perfumes and harsh irritants that can upset your skin.

Nykaa recommends: Plum Hello Aloe Skin Loving Face Wash, Biotique Bio Morning Nectar Flawless Face Wash, Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam Ph5.5

If you have Dry Skin

This skin type tends to look dull and feel tight no matter how much day or night cream you slather on. The trick is to start with a face wash that cleanses without stripping the moisture barrier. Scrubs and foaming cleansers are not recommended.

Nykaa recommends: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Avene Cleanance Gel, Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser, Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash

If you have Oily Skin

If oil is your arch enemy and even mattifying makeup tends to slide off your face by noon, you need an oil-free cleanser that absorbs oil and works even after you’ve washed your face, so that you stay oil-free and shine-free all day.

Nykaa recommends: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel, Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Biotique Bio Pineapple Oil Balancing Face Wash for Oily Skin Types

If you have Acne-Prone Skin

Stay away from exfoliators. They’ll only irritate your skin even more. You need a gentle—yet effective—formula with acne fighting ingredients like Tea Tree Oil and Salicylic Acid that will get to the root of the problem.

Nykaa recommends: Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash, Clean & Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash, Nyassa Tea Tree Oil Face Wash, Richfeel Anti Acne With Calendula Extracts Face Wash

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