Which CeraVe Cleanser Is Right For My Skin Type?

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The first step in your skincare routine, cleansing is an essential part of your skin maintenance regime. But are you using a cleanser that is specifically formulated for your skin type? 

What is cleansing?

Cleansing is used to remove any makeup, impurities and debris from your skin in order to begin your routine with a fresh, clean base for toners, serums and moisturisers to soak into. 

Why is it important to choose the right cleanser?

It is crucial that your cleanser works in harmony with your skin type to keep any irritation at bay. This is even more important due to the frequency of which you use your cleanser; every day both morning and night. If you choose the wrong cleanser, the ingredients may be too harsh or drying for your skin which can lead to over-stripping. This could lead to your skin's protective barrier becoming damaged over time which can progress to a whole multitude of issues for your skin. Creating more problems for your skin due to your cleansing routine feels very counterproductive, doesn't it? Take some time to find the right cleanser for you as it will most likely save you hassle in the long term. 

Which CeraVe cleanser is right for my skin type?

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 

  • For normal to dry skin
  • Cleanses and hydrates

If you have normal or dry skin, the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is both hydrating and gentle enough to also be used for those with more sensitive skin, even skin that is prone to irritation including eczema. Its simplified yet effective formula contains Cerave's iconic trio of ceramides to help support your skin's natural barrier. Your barrier is crucial for ensuring that your skin blocks out harmful irritants so ensuring it is protected is super beneficial. Skincare industry favourite hyaluronic acid is also formulated into this cleanser in order to help lock-in hydration and keep it there. 

cerave hydrating cleanser

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

  • For normal to oily skin
  • Cleanses and removes excess sebum

If your skin verges on the oilier side and you usually need to remove excess oil from the surface of your skin throughout the day, the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser is the one for you. Combination skin types (those who experience both oily and dry patches) are more prone to imperfections and irritability in general. If you fall into this skin type, you need a cleanser that helps to soak up the oil without drying out your skin during the process. This foaming cleanser is recommended by dermatologists as a result of its ability to gently cleanse with a refreshing foaming action whilst also helping to calm your skin thanks to the B3 vitamin, niacinamide. The foaming texture of this cleanser means there is no need to double cleanse. This is beneficial as double cleansing often leads to actual damage of the skin barrier which can cause redness, irritation and dryness in the long run. 

cerave foaming cleanser

CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser 

  • For normal to dry skin
  • Cleanses and removes makeup

For those of you with naturally dry skin, a cleanser that strips or damages your skin is your worst enemy. The CeraVe cream-to-foam cleanser is one of their newer innovations and is formulated to successfully remove makeup, dirt and oil without that awful tight and taught feeling. Its formula includes their holy grail ceramides as well as an amino acid surfactant that removes the dirt and oil alongside a powerful fusion of amino acids and hyaluronic acid to help maintain moisture levels in your skin and protect its natural barrier.  

cerave hydrating cream to foam cleanser

CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser

If your skin is super dry and you experience bumpy, rough, or scaly patches in areas like the backs of your arms and your legs, the CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser can be used all over your body as well as your face to help improve the texture of your skin for a smoother appearance. If you suffer from Keratosis Pilaris, this cleanser should be an essential in your bathroom cabinet. Its formula is charged with ceramides, moisturising actives and the well-loved salicylic acid, and ingredient that naturally exfoliates the skin by breaking down dead skin cells. The result is a much smoother skin surface that looks fresher and is softer to the touch. 


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