Washing your face. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? But choosing the correct cleanser can be tricky. You’d think that if you have oily skin, a heavy-duty, foaming face wash would be the answer to keeping spots at bay, but, in fact, they can strip the skin’s surface, sending sebum production into overdrive for protection. To keep things simple, we’ve popped the face washes we think every girl and boy should own. Think of it as your own little capsule cleanser wardrobe – because one face wash doesn’t suit all...

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To take off your makeup

If you’re still not double cleansing, where have you been? The first step in any regime is removing the day’s makeup, and we have two ways we like to do that. If you have dry skin, use a cleansing oil. The oils will attract the fats and oils in makeup, removing them effortlessly while keeping skin hydrated. If your skin is oily, a micellar will get rid of a full face quickly and easily, and without leaving any residue on the skin.

Simple Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil 125ml £6.99 Buy Now
B. B. Pure Micellar Water 400ml £4.49 Buy Now

To wash away the day

Our rule for face wash is to choose one that is gentle. Dry skin types can get away with a cleansing cream, which won’t zap moisture from the skin’s surface, while oily types will probably prefer a water-based cleanse. Splash your face with warm water, massage in Cetpahil Gentle Skin Cleanser and use a warm flannel to rinse off.

Cetaphil Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 473ml £9.95 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Cream 200ml £7.99 Buy Now