Soap 101


One of the most important beauty regimen
is washing our face, and soap are essential to maintain our skin to stay clean, healthy and fresh. Although as important as soap on our skincare routine, as you know there are many kinds of soap are being produced and advertising, most of us doesn't really know what soap that works best for our skin type.

I went to visit my Dermatologist for some skin problem, I had develop some kind of cosmetic allergic on my face and the Doctor explained to me how important to understand our skin type and use the right soup that works best for our skin. Let's learn the basic type of soap:

1. Gel Wash
This type of soap works better for OILY SKIN. look for a cleanser that has calicylic acid. Remember oily skin does not mean moisturized skin. People with oily or acne prone skin tried hard to remove the access oil on their skin by over cleanses or using a harsh chemical product making their skin more vulnerable which can cause the skin to overcompensate to the dryness by producing more oil.  So here the solution, try to moisturize your skin just right by using a gently chemical that won't hurt your skin.

Try these product:
PETER THOMAS ROTH Rose Stem Cell Bio Repair Cleasing Gel / Ren Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel / boscia Purifying Cleasing Gel

2. Facial Scrub
Best for ALL SKIN TYPE, It exfoliating particles slough away dirt, blackheads and flakiness from your skin also help in cleansing skin and eliminate impurities. Look for natural exfoliants, like oatmeal and sugar, or ones that dissolve, and also like Jojoba easter. Although some products says that you can used it everyday but for some sensitive skin this could lead to more problem such breaking out and you can remove the protective barrier that skin has so it is best only to do it two or three times a week.

Olay skin smoothing Cream Scrub / Clinique 7 Days Scrub Cream / NIVEA Pure effect Total Face Cleanup

3. Foam Wash
Is best for ALL SKIN TYPE, has rich lather that gently cleanses and refreshes skin without irritating. Although is not as tough as other kind of soap and not the best type for removing water proof make up is only because it contain more water and chemical in it.

Try these product:
SIMPLE Foaming Cleanser / Bath and Body Works Nutriganics Foaming Facial Wash / AVEENO Clear Complexian Foaming Cleanser.

4. Cream Cleanser
This type of cleanser is best for NORMAL TO DRY SKIN type. Riches formula that has high level of oil, butters or emollient and other oil product that aim to moisturize your face while its clean so it won't over dry your skin. Look for product that contain Stearic acid ( if you have normal skin type stay out of this ingredients), coconut oil or flower oil.
DOVE DermaSeries Ultra Cream Face Cleanser / PHISODERM Daiy Facial Cleanser / Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily skin

5. Cleansing Oil
Best for ALL SKIN TYPE, it cleans your skin without over drying and moisturize while gently lifts water proof makeup while leaving skin soft, silky and looking dewy. The downside is Mineral oil based can easily clog pores if not clean thoroughly. Look for ingredient like Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Olive Oil.
 TATCHA Cleansing Oil / Clinique take the day off cleansing Oil / Boscia Cleansing Oil

6. Face Wipes
These for ALL SKIN TYPE. Is tough enough to take away excess oil, dirt, debris and water proof makeup while leaving skin smooth and fresh. Very convenience you should take this everywhere you go, put in on your purse, bedside table so it easy to clean your face when you need it. But it shouldn't be your primary cleanser since the surface won't cleanse pores, it will leave your pores clog if you use this as your only face cleaner. Look for fragrance and alcohol free.
My favorite one is from Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing-Brightening

7. Micellar Cleaning Water  
What is Micellar water? This is a cleaning skincare that just become popular recently and work best on sensitive skin but this can also works for any skin type. The formula is made of michelles which are tiny round balls of oil molecules float on the water. Micellar water is a skincare product that cleanses your skin without the need of rinsing. Is though enough to remove oil, dirt, and waterproof makeup without drying your skin. Unlike a toner micellar water does not contain Alcohol so is gentle enough for sensitive skin and to clean around the eyes area. And the best part, you can use this as your primary skin cleaner product.
How to use it: soak a cotton ball with this product and sweep it across your whole face, and leave it dry. No rinse need it.
BIODERMA Micellar Cleaning Water / Simple Cleaning Micellar Water / La Roche-posay Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water 

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