Quiz: Which Type of Cleanser Is Best for Your Skin?
It’s National Cleanse Your Skin Week! From August 1-7, we at Skincare.com along with our friends at CeraVe will be raising awareness to one of the most important steps in a skin care routine: cleansing! If you’re struggling to find the perfect cleanser for your skin, you’ve come to the right place. Take our simple quiz below to find your ultimate CeraVe cleanser match!
There’s no denying that most everyone knows that cleansing the skin twice per day to help remove pore-clogging dirt, oil, impurities, and pollution is incredibly important for skin health. But just in case you need some more proof, here it is: “Cleansing the skin should be a daily priority year-round, but it becomes even more important when people are spending more time outdoors, as the environment can cause dryness, irritations and breakouts,” says board-certified dermatologist, and CeraVe ambassador, Dr. Michelle Henry.
The struggle isn’t necessary to raise awareness to the benefits of face wash, but rather picking the right formula for the job. After all, there’s no shortage of face washes out there that cater to a wide range of skin types, concerns, and needs. And that’s not even taking into account the different textures, including gel, foam, cream, liquid, and more. “I love the CeraVe Cleanser line because the products gently and effectively cleanse the skin to remove dirt, oil, pollution and residue that build up throughout the day and they contain three essential ceramides to help restore the skin’s natural barrier,” Dr. Henry says. Need a helping hand? Take the quiz below to discover which type of cleanser is best for your skin!
Q1: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SKIN?
a. dry all over
b. some dry spots, some oily spots
Q2: WHAT’S YOUR TOP SKIN CONCERN?
a. dry skin and dullness
b. enlarged pores
c. excess shine
d. frequent irritation
Q3: WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SKIN GOAL?
a. hydrated skin—I’m so sick of dry flakes!
b. pores that are barely visible
c. getting oil and excess shine under control
d. skin that doesn’t turn red or burn after product use
THE BEST CLEANSER FOR YOU IS...
MOSTLY A’S: YOU SHOULD TRY A HYDRATING CLEANSER!
If dryness and flakes are among your biggest skin concerns year-round, chances are you have dry skin. A hydrating cleanser can serve your skin well, as the right formula can cleanse away impurities, dirt, pollution and more while also hydrating the skin at the same time. Scan the label for ingredients like ceramides or hyaluronic acid, which are known to help retain the skin’s natural moisture.
Try: CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, $4.99-15.99 MSRP. In celebration of National Cleanse Your Skin Week, CeraVe is giving out a free 1 oz. sample of their Hydrating Facial Cleanser. Click here to sign up for yours! For a roundup of more hydrating cleansers for dry skin, click here.
MOSTLY B’S: YOU SHOULD TRY AN EXFOLIATING CLEANSER!
There are two types of exfoliating cleansers—those that are formulated with chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid, and those that are formulated with physical exfoliants like salt or sugar. Thanks to their ability to remove dead skin cells, exfoliating cleansers are a great pick for those looking to reveal brighter- and more polished-looking skin. Many can also help decongest pores and minimize their appearance.
Try: CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser, $9.89 MSRP. The formula exfoliates and detoxifies skin to remove dirt and oil while softening and smoothing the skin’s appearance. It’s formulated with three essential ceramides, salicylic acid, and antioxidant vitamin D.
MOSTLY C’S: YOU SHOULD TRY A FOAMING CLEANSER!
Dealing with excess surface oil? Reach for a foaming cleanser that can remove impurities and oil. Foaming cleansers often have a bad reputation of being too harsh or drying, but many of them can actually cleanse the skin without stripping away all natural oils and disrupting the skin’s protective barrier.
Try: CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, $4.99-15.99 MSRP. Developed with dermatologists, this unique formula contains three essential ceramides, plus niacinamide, and can cleanse the skin and remove oil with a delicate foaming action that won’t clog pores or disrupt the skin’s natural balance.
MOSTLY D’S: YOU SHOULD TRY MICELLAR WATER!
Safe for all skin types—even sensitive—micellar water can gently and effectively remove makeup, dirt, oil, and impurities on the skin’s surface. Unlike other cleansers, most micellar waters don’t require rinsing afterwards, making them an ideal choice for gals on the go. Simply soak a cotton pad in the solution of your choice and sweep it across your facial zones for clean, refreshed skin.
After cleansing, always follow up with moisturizer to lock in hydration. Need help picking out a moisturizer? Take our simple quiz here to find out which moisturizer is best for your skin!