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The Best Cleanser for Your Skin Type article image by Mayerling Skincare

Oily, dry, sensitive, combination, normal. We often hear about these skin types from dermatologists, skincare gurus, and skincare vloggers. But what do they mean, how do you know which skin type you have, and what’s the best cleanser for each? 

Genetics play a vital role in determining the type of skin you possess. However, other factors may also come into play, and your skin type can change in time. With that, it’s important to understand each type to properly incorporate the right products into your very own skincare routine.

We’re listing down this quick guide to learn about skin types and know which cleanser is best for yours!

  • Oily Skin

It’s normal for our skin to secrete natural oils, but if the oils on your skin seem over the top, you likely have oily skin.

Oily skin produces extra sebum, which causes the skin to look shiny and feel greasy. You’ll notice this mostly throughout your forehead, nose, and chin (also known as the T-zone). Those with oily skin likely have enlarged pores and are more prone to breakouts.

If you have oily skin, we highly recommend the Mayerling Foaming Cleanser. While it’s great for all skin types, it’s especially effective on oily and combination skin. With active ingredients such as chamomile extract and glycerin, this cleanser dissolves impurities and removes all traces of grease, dirt, and makeup. It prevents clogged pores and leaves your skin radiant too!

  • Dry Skin

If the description for oily skin is totally not relatable to you, check out the description for dry skin. Dry skin appears dull because it’s usually covered in dead skin cells. It can appear lifeless too. 

Factors such as hot showers, sun exposure, and over-exfoliating can lead to dry skin. It’s also important to remember that our skin naturally gets drier as we age too.

If you have dry skin, it produces less sebum. You may notice that your skin feels tight after bathing. It could also have flakes and cracks and look rough and ashy.

The Mayerling Facial Cream Cleanser is the best choice for dry skin. It has a gentle, lightweight, and milky formulation that melts away makeup. It removes impurities and leaves your skin looking radiant without giving that tight or dry feeling.

  • Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is often described as a skin type, but it’s possible for you to have oily and sensitive skin, normal and sensitive skin, or dry and sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is not exactly a permanent skin type, but one that can happen if you scrub or exfoliate too much.

Another important thing to know about sensitive skin is it may be prone to stinging or burning. If you have sensitive skin, it may overreact to certain ingredients. This means that you should avoid harsh compounds in your beauty and skin renewal products. Be sure to avoid friction and excessive heat too.

We recommend the Mayerling Facial Cream Cleanser for sensitive skin. Its gentle formulation with skin-friendly ingredients, such as aloe vera and rice extract, is sure to be kind to your sensitive skin.

  • Combination Skin

For combination skin, some areas are dry while other areas are oily. Some parts appear dull and rough, while other parts appear shiny. Oil-prone areas are the forehead, nose, and chin (the T-zone), while the dry or normal areas are usually the cheeks.

The Mayerling Foaming Cleanser is great for combination skin as it leaves your skin radiant and clear.

  • Normal Skin

Normal skin is neither oily nor dry. It doesn’t usually break out, flake, or feel tight. If you have normal skin, your pores are generally small and your skin is smooth. Your skin produces enough sebum to keep itself hydrated.

The Mayerling Facial Cream Cleanser is great for normal skin. It gives your skin a radiant look without leaving a dry feeling.

Aside from regular cleansing, you must also exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week regardless of your skin type. The Mayerling Exfoliant Cleansing Scrub, which is recommended for all skin types, has a combination of naturally derived oil cleansers, glycolic acid, and fine-grain exfoliators to cleanse your skin and remove dead skin cells—definitely one of the best skin renewal products for you!

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