These winter months, our skin is drier than usual. Unless you have oily or acne-prone skin, you might be able to opt out of cleansing in the morning to preserve your skins natural oils.
However, if you’re like me who feels strange not cleansing your skin when you wake up in the morning, use a very light creamy cleanser specifically formulated for dry skin.
Which brings me to my next question…
Are you using the right cleanser for your skin type?
I have a NORMAL/DEHYDRATED skin type and my skin concern is fine lines. I use a multi-vitamin AHA skin resurfacing cleanser (from Dermalogica) at night for a deep cleanse, and in the morning I use a light foam or creamy cleanser (from Aveeno or Luzern Labs).
If you have OILY skin, you will definitely want to cleanse your skin twice a day with an oil-control wash like Cetaphil Dermacontrol or Special Cleansing Gel from Dermalogica.
If you have ACNEIC skin, cleanse twice a day using Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foam Wash (for hormonal teen acne) or Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash (for adult acne).
If you have DRY skin, only cleanse your skin at night with lukewarm water (NOT hot!) using a very gentle cleanser. I suggest using Essential Cleansing Solution from Dermalogica or Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser.
If you have SENSITIVE skin, you might just want to cleanse your skin at night with lukewarm water only using Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser or CeraVe hydrating cleanser.
If you have ROSACEA, you might also only need to cleanse your skin at night with lukewarm water. I would HIGHLY suggest checking out all the products from Image Skincare’s Vital C line, especially the Vital C Cleanser.
Which kind of cleanser(s) do you use?