It took me a really long time to understand what my skin type is. I always thought it was normal, so I would just buy any cleaner I could find, usually a cheapie in the supermarket, then wonder why my skin broke out, or I felt like I had a film of residue left on my face after I’d washed it in the shower. It wasn’t until I was in my mid twenties (I know) that a beauty therapist commented that my skin was a little dry. Really? But I didn’t have patches of dry, flaky skin I always associated with dry skin, say on my legs or feet. Turns out I have normal to dry skin, that gets a little drier in the Winter months. So I adjusted my cleanser purposes accordingly and began the search for the perfect cleanser for my newly discovered skin type. Over the last ten years I’ve tried a bunch of them, with varying degrees of success, but I’ve settled on my favourite four (so far!), and I wanted to share them. You know, just in case you’re like me and you’re a bit clueless about skin types and how to treat them. I’ve written about these before in various beauty posts, but figured it would be a good reference point to pop them into one convenient post!
Lacura Essentials Organic Argan Oil Facial Cleansing Mousse
This is from Aldi, which is (dorkily) one of my favourite shops. You can buy fruit, vegetables, an air conditioner, power tools, and kids’ clothes all in the one place. How amazing! They don’t sell this as a regular product though, just once a year or so, so unfortunately I can’t link you to the URL to purchase it from. I bought it about a year ago on a whim and fell in love with it. It was less than ten dollars and despite the fact that it has Argan oil in it, it is actually the lightest, fluffiest mousse. It gently cleanses and doesn’t leave a single drop of residue on my face. Last time they had it for sale I bought two bottles, and I’m desperately waiting for its next appearance so I can stock up again. If you want a cleanser that feels lighter than air, and you’re on a budget, if you happen to see this for sale as Aldi, STOCK UP.
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