The Under-the-Radar Mistake I Was Making When Washing My Face

And in terms of the ingredients to look for in a face wash according to skin type, Robyn Gmyrek, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Park View Laser Dermatology gave some suggestions:

Normal: You can usually tolerate most ingredients, including acids, clays, and oils.

Dry: jojoba oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid

Oily: salicylic acid and clay

Acne-prone: alpha or beta hydroxy acids like glycolic acid and salicylic acid

Sensitive skin: Look for cleansers that are alcohol-free and SLS-free. The less foaming, the better.

Overwhelmed yet? To further help navigate the world of face cleansers, I asked the experts to walk me through the different types and for some recommendations for each.

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