4 Top Cleansers for Dry Skin – Reviews and How To

We all know the importance of removing our makeup before we go to bed. You should do this EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. No excuses. But something we don’t think about is how these products we’re using to cleanse our skin work with our skin type. As someone with dry skin, it is important to find products that will not dry out my skin any further. There are some who believe who should “double cleanse” or even “triple cleanse,” but I think you should listen to your skin. These are my top cleansers for dry skin and you can decide to build your cleansing routine however works best for you. In my case, I like to use two products – one to remove my makeup and one to cleanse my skin.

1. Farmacy Green Clean

I have been using the Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm for about six months now. It quickly became my favorite product to remove my makeup with. I’ve found that with other products, I have to apply more pressure and try harder for makeup to lift off my skin, but not with this one. As the name says, this is a balm and it can feel very oily on the skin, but I don’t feel an oily residue after I wash it off which can often happen with this type of product. It also comes with a spatula which allows for the product to remain clean.

How I Use It: This is the first step in my nighttime cleansing routine. I grab some product with the spatula, apply it over dry skin, and rub the product in gently. Personally, I find balms can cloud my vision so I don’t like using them to remove my eye makeup, but you could. It doesn’t burn or sting, it’s just a personal preference of mine. Then, wash off using some water and using a clean towel/cloth to wipe your face.

2. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Top cleansers for dry skin soy face cleanser

The perfect companion to my Farmacy Green Clean. These two products really deserve their spot in the top cleansers for dry skin list. The Soy Face Cleanser is a liquid cleanser that is super gentle on the skin. It doesn’t have any fragrances (it does smell like soy so if you’re not a fan of that, skip it). This is the product that I personally like to use to remove my eye makeup. It does not sting or burn, and I don’t have to rub too hard on my lashes to remove mascara. I also use it to cleanse the rest of my skin, remove any residue that might’ve been left over from the cleansing balm. Since the makeup layer has now been removed, I find that this cleanser really gets to my actual skin.

How I Use It: After using Green Clean and using a cloth to wipe my face, I wet it again, take some product on my hands and focus on my eye area and lightly over the rest of my face. After a minute or so, I wash my face and use a clean towel (same towel I wiped the Green Clean with) to dry my face.

Note: I use a clean, fresh towel every night. I bought a few packs at Walmart so they last me a couple of weeks, once I am out, I was them in the washer. Don’t use the same towel over and over again as it will get dirty, bacteria will grow on it, ad you don’t want that on your face.

3. C&C Total Zen Lavender Mousse Cleanser

This product was sent to me for free for review purposes, and I have to say I was a little worried about the “mousse” part and thought it’d be too drying. I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t tried this to remove my makeup (I love my current routine and don’t feel the need to switch it up), but I have used this in the mornings. In the morning, I like to use a gentle cleanser as there really isn’t much to remove. I keep this cleanser in the shower and I love it. It really feels so gentle on my skin, almost soothing, which is why it is one of my top cleansers for dry skin. It did not dry my skin at all.

top cleansers for dry skin c&c total zen foam cleanser

4. Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths

I’m not big on makeup wipes, they really aren’t very efficient at removing makeup and all impurities from your skin. If you do, make sure you’re using more than one as one definitely isn’t enough. I do have to say, makeup wipes are incredibly practical when you’re traveling or just feeling extremely lazy. During the last Sephora sale, I picked these up as KathleenLights always talks about them. I have to say, I never thought makeup wipes could feel so luxurious. These wipes are so soft and thick and they feel so nice on my skin.

cleansers for dry skin Koh Gen do cleansing spa water cloths

Considering the price point of these makeup wipes, I would never recommend them if you’re a regular makeup wipe user. I know a lot of people use them before and after working out, or as a first cleansing step, and it would just be too expensive. If you’re like me and only use makeup wipes every so often, then you might want to splurge on these.

It’s important to have a good cleansing routine in place with products that benefit your skin type. As someone with dry skin, these top cleansers for dry skin have been life-saviors! Have you tried any of these? What are the best cleansers for your skin type?

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-four, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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