19 Mar 2016

This is one question that is always on my mind whenever I go skincare shopping. I know it is the same with some people, as I have been asked this question over and over again.
Both are useful and basically serve the same purpose. These days, the face wipes is more in vogue, with some people even using baby wipes. That shows how much people prefer it.
Last week, I went around asking some ladies their prefered choice. Most of the ladies opted for face wipes because it is quite easy to use. You don't have to worry about cotton wools or the stress of using the cleanser,  after a long stressful day. All you have to do is use the wipes to clean your face and viola!, you are done.
Some also complained about having reactions and outbreaks, once they stop using the cleanser for a few weeks. I think, I have also noticed such on my face, but I also think it depends on the products.

Well, this doesn't mean that the cleanser is all bad, because there are some awesome cleansers out there that serve unique purpose. Well, I like cleansers because you can add whatever you want to it. I'm very fond of adding lemon juice to my cleansers.

Moreover, not all cleansers serve the same purposes. Some are used for different skin types. I don't expect someone with dry skin,  to use a cleanser containing  alcohol and common chemicals, like sodium or ammonium lauryl sulfate,as it might cause more drying of the skin.

Whether opting for liquid cleansers or face wipes, here are some basic buying guides.
1) Read the ingredients before buying one. If you have dry skin, stay away from products containing sodium or ammonium lauryl sulfate. Look for a gentle cleanser that moisturizes.

If you have oily skin, use water based cleansers, anti acne, medicated cleansers or cleansing gels. 

If you have sensitive skin, be careful  about using products that contain fragrances and preservatives, I don't use any product that containing herbal fragrance, I use organics but not herbal fragrance. The breakouts usually take a year, once they appear, before they clear out.

2. Look towards organics. Like I said, I usually add a teaspoon of lemon juice to my cleanser and they help in cleansing and preventing acne outbreak. Please know what suits your acne. Any product with carotene or carrot oil is a no-no for me. It might be very effective on others, but for me, it causes pimples and boils. 

3. Look for a product that has sun screen element if you are opting for a skin lightening cleanser or make sure you use a sun block before stepping out. 
For face wipes, if you can't get an exfoliant, get a wipe with exfoliating properties. 

I would love to hear from you. Which do you prefer and which particular brand, do you love?