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It's important to wash your face at least once per day, but what do you do if you've got dry skin? Sometimes, washing can make your already dry skin even more flaky and arid. If that's the case for you, you probably just need a hydrating wash that'll moisturize while it cleans.
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
If your skin is prone to getting dry, you'll want a wash that gets rid of dirt and oil without stripping your skin of moisture. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser claims to do just that. The product also contains ceramides, which moisturize the skin. According to "Allure" magazine, this cleanser "doesn't make skin feel stripped or greasy." Sounds like the perfect balance.
Olay Regenerist Deep Hydrating Mousse Cleanser
Not only does Olay's Regenerist keep skin moisturized during washing, it plumps skin and protects its outer layer against free radicals which can speed up aging. And, according to a study done by Francesca Fusco, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, skin is left "softer, smoother, and with fewer visible fine lines and wrinkles."
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
Not everyone's skin is totally dry or totally oily. If you've got combination skin, it can be tough to find a face wash that gets you clean while keeping your entire face perfectly moisturized without being oily. Origins Checks and Balances works to clean and keep soft dry and oily areas of the face. If contains tourmaline to clean, kelp extract to reduce oil and wheat proteins to moisturize. Plus, it smells fantastic.
Be Gentle to Your Skin
Harsher cleansers are the ones that will strip your face of all of its moisture. So if you want to keep your face soft, stick with a gentle but effective face wash. Cetaphil and Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser are both recommended by Dr. Jessica Wu, clinical instructor of dermatology at the University of Southern California.