How to Choose the Right Face Wash for Your Skin

How to Choose the Right Face Wash for Your Skin

How to Choose the Right Face Wash for Your Skin How to Choose the Right Face Wash for Your Skin

A good quality and skin friendly face wash help in removing all the dirt, sweat and oil. Skin will always feel smooth and supple post wash instead of feeling taut or irritated. A face wash is the first product in a skincare routine. And no matter what your skin type is you must use one accordingly to maintain your facial skin’s pH level. It is suggested to never use a normal soap which you use daily on your body. Because that can be very harsh for your facial skin. In this post, I am sharing 3 tips for choosing the right face wash for healthy looking skin along with my personal favorite product recommendations.

How to Choose the Right Face Wash for Your Skin

1. Know Your Skin Type First

The very first step is to know your skin type. Here is a guide if you don’t know already- How To Know Your Skin Type- Normal, Dry, Combination or Oily Also note that our skin changes along with the climate.

For example, my skin is ‘oily’ in summer and monsoon seasons where my entire face gets oily. But as the temperature drops then mostly my T-zone gets oily and my cheeks turn of ‘normal’ skin type. So during the winters, my skin is ‘combination’ type. My skin is also sensitive and pimple prone so that remains common irrespective of the weather. (This is my observation but for you, it may be different!)

Please do not get confused with your skin type! If you assume that your skin is oily but in reality, it is of the normal type. Then you will be committing a mistake of using face wash meant for oily skin which could be ‘too stripping’ for you. It is quite common that sometimes we get confused and assume a wrong skin type. Hence you must monitor your skin once in a while to pick the right face wash!

Once you are confirmed with your skin type then look for a face wash that is specifically formulated for your skin type.

2. See for Other Benefits

A face wash may provide one or more benefits for the skin apart from cleansing. It could be anti-acne or tan removal or to rid dull skin or face wash with beads to improve blood circulation etc. So keep your skin type and skin concern in mind and try looking for a face wash from which you would benefit more.

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For example, as I said my skin is oily, pimple prone and sensitive. I look for a face wash which is meant for oily skin and has anti-acne ingredients in it. At the same time, it is gentle enough for my sensitive skin.

3. Avoid Harsh Chemicals like Sulphates

Sulfates strip the skin of all the moisture and it also disrupts the skin’s pH level. If your skin always feels stretchy, irritated, or red after you wash then you need to check on the ingredients. This over times causes damage to the skin making it look dull. Hence read the ingredients before you buy a face wash. And always look for a soap-free formula to prevent this skin damage. These days there are many brands who are becoming aware of this issue and they are formulating face washes with sulfate free and paraben free formulas.

Best Face Wash for Normal Skin

I have grown up using this face wash. Hence I can recommend this to people with normal skin.

Best Face Wash for Dry Skin and Sensitive Skin

Best Face Wash for Combination to Oily Skin

You guessed it right! This is my personal favorite since I have combination to oily skin. I do try out a lot of face washes from time to time for review purposes. But this is the one I always keep going back to!

Himalaya Herbals face washes are gentle for all skin types. And here is my most favorite part- the above-recommended face washes don’t burn a hole in your pocket!

Final Note

I hope this was easy to understand guide for you to pick the right and the best face wash according to your skin type. Let me know if you have used any of these face washes before in the comment section below. 🙂

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35 thoughts on “How to Choose the Right Face Wash for Your Skin

  1. Snehalata jain says:

    It takes us to understand the skin type, the face type which we need to use the face wash your reviews actually very helpful to understand which is a right face wash for our skin

  2. Surbhi Mahobia says:

    This is a wonderful post. Choosing the right type of face wash is very important for proper cleansing of skin.

  3. Rakhi Parsai says:

    Indeed facewash is one of the daily use products that need to be bought with a lot of research. My skin is a mixture of dry and oily as per the seasonal change. Thus I at times find difficult to find the perfect one for me.

  4. Dipika says:

    This is a real informative post and we all need to know first the skin type before going for the face wash. I too have oily and combination skin, and these tips, face washes are the best.

  5. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Good points Snehal. As I have sensitive acne-prone skin, I only use the face wash recommended by my dermatologist though!

  6. Gunjan Upadhyay says:

    I too have an oily skin in summers And finding a good skin care routine gets difficult for it being super sensitive and prone to breakouts. I always trust Himalaya neem and the new range is also good.

  7. Deepa Jaisingh says:

    I love Himalaya s range so much that each time I visit India, i buy the products like facewash in bulk and pack them in my bag to be used in UAE.

  8. Debra Roberts says:

    I don’t think you will ever show signs of age! You are a wealth of information on all thinks skin! I totally love your posts!

  9. Deepa says:

    I have tried many different face washes before but didn’t get the perfect one. Your tips will be really helpful.

  10. Lyosha says:

    Very useful to me. I want to change my face wash as it got worse with it. Your advise will definitely help me

  11. Thuy says:

    I need to do a purge of all my skincare with sulphates in them and try a gentler cleanser. I will need to try the Himalaya Herbals brand cleanser

  12. Roma says:

    I too have used Himalaya Herbal face wash dear and I too find it good . Loved your tips to ascertain our ski type.

  13. Subhashish Roy says:

    Very informative post Snehal. Never knew the difference in detail when all products claim the same benefits.

  14. Ruchi Verma says:

    For better skin care we should be aware of what kind of skin products should we choose …I really loved the tips and pointers you shared

  15. Ruchi Verma says:

    For better skin care we should be aware of what kind of skin products should we choose …I really loved the tips and pointers you shared

  16. Live Learn Better says:

    I have an oily skin and got introduced to face wash in my teenage years. I have had to stop it shortly afterwards due skin irritations. I will check these out to see if I can get a better choice.

  17. Shilpa Kamdar says:

    I have oily skin and I have tried so many face wash but nothing seems to work…your blog is really help dear thanks

  18. Sindhu Vinod Narayan says:

    Face wash is the first preparing your skin . I do it more than twice a day and Himalaya is definitely the go to brand for me. It works wonders on my skin and I’m happy with the purchase.

  19. Erica (The Prepping Wife) says:

    A great face wash really is the very first step in good skin care! I’ve tried several that I didn’t like because I have oily skin, and they just left my face still oily. I’ll definitely check out the one you’ve recommended here for oily skin. I really wish more of them were labeled as to what kind of skin they work the best on. That would be too easy. Lol. But thanks to your blog, I know so much more about what to look for in a great face wash.

  20. Trish Veltman says:

    I like the sound of face washes that don’t burn a hole in your pocket! I don’t like paying too much for skincare.

  21. Tracy C says:

    A good face wash is important to keep your skin looking young. I keep one in the shower to use every morning and another in the upstairs bathroom to use at night. Afterwards, I always apply moisturizer—different kinds for morning and evening.

  22. Despite Pain says:

    Nice post again. I looked up the face wash you suggested and it is very reasonably priced here in the UK. Probably about the same price as the one I currently use. I might give it a go since you recommended it.

    • Deepika says:

      I agreed with you, this is the best for normal skin. I am using Himalaya herbal Neem face wash for the last few years and this is my favourite.

  23. Diane C DeNicola says:

    Finding the right skin wash is a critical first step in skin care. Do you know if these products are available in the US as well? I have traditionally used Neutrogena products.

    • Snehal says:

      Yes.. their products are available in the US as well 🙂 I remember using a Neutrogena face wash and I liked it too!

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