FOFace Washing 101

8Women with sensitive skin should definitely look for non-soap cleansers, and avoid any ingredients they have been sensitive to in the past. ‘Anti-aging’ cleansers and products with alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C, or retinoids can irritate sensitive skin.

Those with the most sensitive skin, who are prone to allergic contact dermatitis, acne, rosacea, or atopic dermatitis (eczema) may not tolerate traditional facial cleansers at all, but will do well with gentle cleansing creams or oils.

Like Noxema, Nivea is an old friend. Natural almond oil is a key ingredient of its Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash.

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9. Soap is not a problem for most of us with normal skin, especially if you’re not scrubbing or over cleaning, and the rest of your skin regimen is gentle.

Dove, of course!

10Remember, the type of water you’re using (hard or soft) will affect its interaction with your skin and with the cleanser you’re using.

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