#theregimenchallenge How To Find The Best Skin Cleanser Of Your Dreams


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Skin cleansers are important because they keep the skin… well.. clean. Duh right?

Properly cleansing your skin (with the right cleanser) ensures maximum performance from your other skin care products and cosmetics. I know no one is going to admit it, but have you ever tried to apply cosmetics or other skin care products on dirty, flaky skin? It’s as horrible as it sounds.

It is recommended that you wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning, and once at night (I personally find the night routine to be more important than daytime). So what do you cleanse your face with?

There are many different types of cleansers on the market and the type of cleanser that’s right for you is solely dependent on your skin type.

Types of skin cleansers


Cream cleanser is a non-foaming cleanser with a cream or lotion like texture to cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Cream cleansers are great for dry skin.

Soap-free cleansers are free of sulfates (the stuff that makes soap…well…soap). Soap-free cleansers are great for people with sensitive skin, dermatitis, and psoriasis


Oil cleaners remove things that normal cleansers can’t take off like stubborn makeup. Oil cleansers can be used on all skin types, even oily. The process of massaging oil on the skin and rinsing with warm water is known as the Oil Cleansing Method. In my personal opinion, once you find the right oil, anyone can greatly benefit from oil cleansing.


Bar cleanser, also known as bar soap, is generally too harsh and strips the skin of its natural oils. Bar cleansers are better suited for oily skin. Dove soap is the only exception to the rule.


Foaming cleansers dispense cleanser in a foam-like texture, eliminating the need to mix the cleanser with water before applying. Foaming cleansers can be harsh in general and are better suited for oily skin types.


Balm cleanser is similar to oil cleanser but in solid form. Balm cleansers are generally lightweight and nourishing. Simply apply, massage and rinse. Great for all skin types and excellent for removing makeup.

Micellar cleanser, also known as micellar water is soft water that contains tiny bubbles of cleansing oil, also known as micelles. Micellar water is great for dry skin types.

How to cleanse your face



After cleansing your skin, it should feel clean, yet moisturized. Your skin should NOT feel tight. If your skin feels tight, the cleanser you are using is too harsh and drying.

Now that you have discovered different types of cleansers, which cleanser is right for your skin? Do you already own the cleanser of your dreams?



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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

10 thoughts on “#theregimenchallenge How To Find The Best Skin Cleanser Of Your Dreams

  1. Tears Of A Tiger

    I have combination skin: forehead and nose like an oil slick, cheeks and chin dry with enlarged pores. I believe an oil cleanser would balance me out but I haven’t been able to make it past the awful stage of breakouts to be sure. I’ve used argan oil and coconut oil in the past. Should I oil cleanse with just my fingers, with a washcloth or something else? Also, afterward, I’m not sure what to use to moisturize. A few drops of oil proves to be too much. Help.


    1. Monise L. Seward

      I only use my hands…I will pat dry with white washcloth but never wash with one. Sounds like you need to also add a few steps to address your combo skim. I’m sure Aprill will have some good suggestions!


      1. Tears Of A Tiger

        Indeed, that’s why I’m here.


    2. Hey Aprill

      I’m pretty sure coconut oil is the culprit here. Try a more gentle oil, like Simple. You should be massaging the oil on your face with your hands, then warm a washcloth and let it sit on your face until the towel cools, rise your face, then blot dry. Because you have combo skin, I would recommend a water based gel moisturizer. (Like Neutrogena Hydroboost).

      I know I recommened them alot, but the stuff is really good.


      1. Tears Of A Tiger

        Thanks for clarification. I’m going to purchase Simple and the Hydroboost today. Do you have a link through which you receive credit for purchases? If not, I’ll just hit Target.


  2. BigThighsBrownEyes

    The skin on my face tends to be oily, and I have scarring and acne from hair growth associated with PCOS. I’ve been contemplating a medicated cleanser, but Someone recommended papaya soap to me and I wanted to know if that fell under the medicated cleanser category and if that was something you’d recommend.


    1. Hey Aprill

      It may be weird, and you have to excuse me, because I’m not very articulate, but I want cleansers to be used for what they are intended for, to cleanse. Treat your dark spots with a toner or serum, something that is not going to wash away down the drain. We will cover toners Monday!


      1. BigThighsBrownEyes

        Thank you!


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