In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to give two hoots about the kind of face wash that you should use. But you don’t live in a perfect world. You can’t just simply wash your face with water or soap (*cringe*) and have a perfectly healthy and glowing skin. Your skin gets jacked up every time you go out in pollution and dirt. Moreover, not every skin is the same. Each one has got a different type, their specific skin concerns—so one universal face wash won’t cut it for every man; which is exactly where we step in. To help you figure out the face wash that you should be using, we have identified different skin types and problems. Have a look.
1) For Normal Skin
Skin is pretty consistent, not too dry, not oily, you don’t have any acne problem and you rarely deal with any kind of inflammation or rashes. You are one lucky basta*d.
Face wash to use- L’Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic Skin Awakening Icy Cleansing Gel
Price- Rs 500 for 100 ml
This face wash is a soap-free, pH neutral formula which deeply cleanses pores and removes impurities without drying it out. It also gives skin a very refreshing feeling due to the presence of menthol. It also soothes the face, especially if you use it after shaving.
2) For Oily Skin
This type of skin produces more oil that’s generally required thereby resulting in clogged pores, blackheads, pimples as well as leave a distinct shine on your cheeks, forehead and nose. You might also suffer from large pores.
Face wash to use- Pond’s men oil control face wash
Price- Rs 133 for 100 gm
It has witch hazel extract, salicylic acid and mineral clay—all three of which have been designed to actively control excess oil production, fight pimples and reduce the appearance of pores respectively. Very affordable too.
3) For Dry Skin
Skin feels tight especially after being washed. It can also feel flaky and just rough when you touch it.
Face wash to use- The Body Shop For Men Maca Root Face Wash
Price- RS. 695 for 125 ml
It’s enriched with Maca Root, Glycerin and Brazil Nut—all of which will leave your skin super fresh, soft and thoroughly cleaned without stripping away the skin’s natural moisture. It is also designed to boost skin vitality.
4) For Combination Skin
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This type of skin can’t make up its goddamn mind. Some days it’s oily, some days it will be dry, sometimes just the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) will be oily whereas the cheeks will be dry.
Face wash to use- Facial Fuel Energising Face Wash (or a cheaper alternative is Park Avenue Coffee Powder Face Wash)
Price- Rs 1750 for 250 ml (or Rs 95 for 75 ml)
It’s made with coffee extracts, menthol and Vitamin E that removes impurities, surface oil and just wake up the skin leaving it feeling refreshed. It makes the process of shaving easy too.
5) For Sensitive Skin
Your skin is sensitive to pretty much everything, it reacts harshly to anything that you put on your face. It’s like a ticking time bomb!
Face wash to use- Thalgo Men Cleansing Gel
Price- Rs 1260 for 150 ml
This cleansing gel is enriched with Algue Bleue Vitale complex which helps in cell-renewal and deep cleansing albeit gently. It’s non-aggressive and leaves a brilliant woody fragrance behind.
6) For Acne-prone Skin
Your skin is oily and breaks out for silliest of reasons. Even when you think you’re cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin regularly, those pesky zits won’t go away.
Face wash to use- Garnier Acno Fight 6 in 1 Pimple Clearing Face Wash
Price- Rs 170 for 100g
It’s made with natural ingredients kaolin, lemon and blueberry extracts that give a great fight against acne. It also contains micro-beads that helps in exfoliation, removes blackheads and cleans up pores. It also contains salicylic acid—that’s frankly the best defense against pimples.
7) For Dull Skin
Your skin has an uneven tone, a knackered complexion that just doesn’t look clean even afterwashing it multiple times.
Face wash to use- Ponds’s Men Energy Charge Face Wash
Price- Rs 90 for 50 gm
It’s packed with anti-oxidants of coffee extracts that revitalizes the skin and how. It brightens up dull and tired looking skin giving it that glow you’ve always wanted. It also contains menthol, as now you must already know, that completely rejuvenates your skin.
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