There are different types of cleansers you can use in your skincare routine. If you are confused about the difference between oil and liquid cleansers, this article will help you to figure out which one is the best for your skin type.

Cleansing Oil
Oils in the product bind with the other oil-based residue that is on your skin, like sebum, SPF, foundation, and pollutants. Water-based cleansers aren’t capable of removing this oil-based debris, because oil and water don’t mix. Cleansing oil will emulsify when mixed with water on your face. The best way to wash off oil cleanser is with lukewarm water, not cold water, so you aren’t left with the oily film on your face.

Using Cleansing Oil
Firstly, you want to pour one to two pumps of the product in your palm and massage it between your palms. Then, gently rub it over your entire face. This will slowly but surely break down everything. Oil cleansers are great for removing makeup, as they break down the formula and remove it gently from your face. To remove the cleanser, simply wash it off with water.

Oil cleansers will effectively dissolve makeup and dirt without the skin feeling tight and will make your skin glow.

Liquid Cleanser
Three main liquid cleansers are a gel cleanser, milky or cream cleansers, and foam cleansers.

Gel cleansers are typically clear and designed for deep cleansing and are effective at decongesting clogged pores, removing excess oils, and killing acne-causing bacteria thanks to their antiseptic and exfoliating properties. If your skin is on the oilier side, gel cleansers are a perfect choice for you.

Creamy or milky cleansers are suitable for the dry skin type as they are full of the botanical oils and emollients that are there to nourish the skin. They aren’t as striping as gel cleansers.

Foam cleansers generally start in gel or cream form, but when pressed out, come out as a foam. They can be a little harsh as they are made to dry out the skin slightly, so it’s best for people with oily acne-prone or teenage skin.

One of the things you want to focus on when looking for a water-based cleanser is to make sure to look at what type of skin they are made for. The downside of the water-based cleansers is that some of them contain harsh chemicals that can strip your skin of all the good oils.