Washing your face isn’t (or shouldn’t be) one of those things you do at night just to scrub the makeup off your face before you head to bed. In fact, with the right face wash, cleansing your skin is the most important step that can make or break your ~flawless-skin goals~. Consequently, the type of face wash you use really matters, so we’ve curated a list of the best (like, top-rated and most recommended across the vast internet) face washes for each skin type. This way, you can show your face a little love and say buh-bye to sad skin, and hello to that fresh glow.
But first, let’s take it back to basics. How do you even know what your skin type is? The best way to figure this out is with your dermatologist, but for those of us who don’t have one on speed-dial (myself included), there’s an easy DIY test that can help you determine your skin type at home. Wash your face first thing in the morning, then resist every single urge in your body that tells you to apply products or makeup to your face. I know, it’s hard, but just do it. Then, around noon, approach the mirror and begin an inspection. If your face is practically shining it’s so oily, surprise, surprise– you have oily skin. If you have a little shine across your T-zone, but it’s matte (and maybe even dry) across your cheeks, that’s combination skin. “Normal” skin types (even though they’re all normal!), can expect a little oil and shine throughout the T-zone, but your skin will mostly look the same as it did when you started the day. Finally, if you have red, dry patches or a persistent tight feeling across your face, you’ve got dry or sensitive skin.
Now, read on for the best face wash for your self-determined skin type:
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