How To Select The Right Cleanser Based On Your Skin Type

In a previous article, we had covered the 4 essential steps of a skincare routine. A face cleanser is the cornerstone of every skincare routine. The fundamental purpose of cleansing is to remove dirt, excess oil and makeup from the face. Besides that, this first step in your skincare routine also helps set the tone for subsequent products, allowing your skin to absorb the extra advantages that can improve the overall health and appearance of your complexion.

Given the importance of an excellent facial cleanser, the question lies – how do you select the right one?

Establishing your skin type
Now, ladies and gents – before you jump into choosing a facial cleanser, it is first important to understand your skin type. Knowing your skin type makes it that much easier to narrow down your choices in a saturated market with a plethora of options. Generally, there are 5 skin types:

  1. Normal
    Individuals with normal skin types tend to not experience excess oiliness or dryness, and their skin is generally free of acne or visible pores.
  2. Oily
    Oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum. Those with oily skin types are likely to experience breakouts, enlarged pores and an unwanted shine on the face.
  3. Dry
    This skin type is the complete opposite of the oily skin type. Individuals with dry skin types experience a lack of sebum production which causes the skin to feel tight, dull and have a rough texture.
  4. Combination
    If you experience areas of dryness and areas of oiliness on your face (especially in your T-zone), it is likely that you have combination skin.
  5. Sensitive
    Sensitive skin is often combined with one of the above skin types (for example, dry and sensitive skin or oily and sensitive skin). Signs of sensitive skin include redness, stinging or even a burning sensation.

Choosing your cleanser
Once you understand your skin type, selecting the right facial cleanser will be a lot simpler. In most cases, a majority of cleansers will state the skin types they are designed for on the label.

However, to make your selection process even easier, we have compiled a list of some products from VANILLA Taste Of Beauty, an established skin beauty salon in Singapore. The brand offers a wide range of effective skincare products alongside high-quality facial and body treatments.

Ideal for dry skin types: VANILLA’s Combination Moisture Milk Cleanser
If you are struggling with dry skin, this product is the solution. A gentle yet highly effective milk cleanser enriched with the moisturising actives of jojoba oil and shea butter, VANILLA’s Combination Moisture Milk Cleanser helps to clarify and moisturise the skin all in one wash.

Ideal for combination or oily skin types: VANILLA’s Ultra Normalising Milk Cleanser
Great for combination or oily skin, this product is a normalising, light care emulsion that supports the elimination of the skin’s flaws to reveal a fully fresh, beautiful and clear complexion. The product is formulated to eliminate all impurities from the skin while preserving the skin’s natural protective film.

Ideal for sensitive and normal skin types: VANILLA’s Gentle Cleanser Absolute Respect
Formulated with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Allantoin, this gel cleanser helps stimulate the growth of healthy skin cells and repair the skin’s tissues. It gently cleanses the skin of impurities while calming and strengthening the skin’s barrier for a healthy, radiant complexion.

Understanding your skin type can help you choose a facial cleanser formula that is best suited to your skin’s needs. The three facial cleansers we have listed above are just some of the many skincare products offered by VANILLA Taste Of Beauty.

A reputable facial salon in Singapore, VANILLA Taste Of Beauty is dedicated to providing excellent products, facial and slimming services to all of our clients. Since our establishment in 1997, we have always strived to empower our clients to be confident and express their beauty with our in-house skincare products and sophisticated treatments. If you are looking to buy a new facial cleanser, feel free to browse our Basic Care and Sensitive Care product ranges.

For further enquiries or to make an appointment, do not hesitate to drop us a WhatsApp message at +65 8699 3642.