Choose the Right Skin Cleanser

What kind of cleanser should you be using for you skin? This is a question we hear frequently in our clinic. It really does depend on your skin type.Here are some quick guidelines in choosing the right cleanser for your skin type:For oily skin: use a cleanser that contains Salicylic Acid. This is a plant-derived ingredient that helps to keep the pores clean and free of blackheads and speeds up exfoliation, allowing better absorption of other products needed to clear up acne.For normal skin: you have a much wider range of products to choose from. You may want to try a cleanser containing Glycolic Acid, which speeds up the natural exfoliation process just like Salicylic Acid, but without overdrying your skin.For dry skin: usually a cream-based cleanser with Glycerin or another type of moisturizer works quite well. At Colorado Dermatology Institute, we have a good variety of cleansers that would be just right for you, ranging from $20-$30. Let us know if you’d like to see the brands and types we carry.