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Gel cleansers are a great starting point in your skincare regime as these cleansers effectively leave the skin feeling fresh and clean without stripping away its natural oils. Gel cleansers differ from cream cleansers in formulation and application, as gel cleansers usually require the product to be foamed or frothed before massaging over the face.
Cleansing Devices to Use
Foreo cleansing devices are great to use with any non-granular cleanser, but are particularly well suited to gel cleansers as they achieve a deep pore cleanse. The O Cosmedics O Sonic Cleansing Brush makes light work of unclogging pores and shifting dead skin cells when used with a gel cleanser, to leave skin feeling soft, smooth and purified. Your skin will reap the rewards when you amplify your cleansing routine with the use of a facial cleansing device.
Best Foam Cleanser
The best foaming cleanser is the one that suits your skin the best. Some foaming cleansers start out as a gel and lather with a little water before application. Other foaming cleansers aerate when pumped or dispensed into your hands. Be sure to look for a foaming cleanser that matches your skin type such as a hydrating cleanser for dehydrated skin, and breakout controlling wash for acne-prone skin and a gentle foaming cleanser for sensitive skin.
Hydrating Gel Cleanser
The rise in popularity of hydrating gel cleansers stems from the demand from dry and dehydrated skin types seeking a foaming or wash-off cleanser that doesn’t impair the skin’s hydration levels. Hydrating gel cleansers often are enriched with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera or glycerin that condition and hydrate the skin as they effectively remove makeup, sunscreen and pollution from the skin’s pores.
Gel Cleanser for Dry Skin
The best gel cleanser for dry skin will be soap free, or sodium lauryl sulfate free, and ideally pH balanced so as to not over clean and strip the skin. It is important to remove dirt, excess sebum and surface debris from the skin when you cleanse however, a hydrating or gentle gel cleanser would be a preferable choice for dry skin types to prevent moisture loss.
Gel Cleansers for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive or delicate skin conditions tend to prefer the comfort of a milk or cream cleanser, however a mild gel cleanser is also a great choice to kick start the cleansing regime. Look for natural or organic ingredients and steer clear of harsh chemicals and artificial fragrance that can irritate the skin. Soap free gel cleansers are also a choice as these won’t damage the skin’s natural barrier function or moisture balance.
Can I Use Gel Cleanser with Sensitive Skin
As long as you carefully select a gel cleanser specifically for sensitive or delicate skin, and check the ingredients are free from soap and harsh chemicals then there is no reason why sensitive skin can’t enjoy a gel cleanser.
How to Choose the Right Gel Cleanser
No matter what your skin type or concern may be, there is a gel cleanser out there that can help. Shop by your skin type and check the ingredients carefully so you can choose the best gel cleanser to comfortably clean your skin. By incorporating a gel cleanser into your daily skincare routine, you can achieve clean, healthy-looking skin that feels soft and smooth to the touch.