Searching for the best deep pore cleanser can be difficult, especially since shelves are flooded with hundreds of facial cleansers. The key to finding a pore cleanser that suits your face is determining your skin type: oily, combination, dry or sensitive. Different skin types require special treatment in order to reduce clogged pores and acne breakouts.
If you suffer from dry skin, your face usually feels tight and somewhat rough to the touch after washing it. Leaving your skin dry is unhealthy for your face because it leads to wrinkles and dry patches, making you look older than you really are. Aveda's Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque removes impurities from your pores, provides moisture and tones your skin with vitamins and minerals. When used in combination with Aveda's Botanical Kinetics Purifying Creme Cleanser, your skin will feel healthier and smoother.
Your hormones can cause an overproduction of oil, which leads to consistently oily skin. You will need a cleanser that is specifically formulated for oily skin but does not contain harsh ingredients, such as calcium carbonate, that can damage your face. Be wary of exfoliants, as the tiny beads in the formulas can scratch and irritate you face. Neutrogena's Deep Clean Cream Cleanser is oil-free and gentle on your skin while removing dirt and oil from your pores. This cream is helpful to use during warm seasons or in a warm climate as oil production is usually higher during the summer and in high humidity.
Combination skin can be tricky because only your T-zone—the area across your forehead and from your nose to your chin—is oily while the rest of your face is normal or dry. With combination skin, you are likely to have an overproduction of oil in your T-zone while having dry cheeks. You will need a gentle facial cleanser that does not strip your skin of essential oils. Garnier's Nutri-Pure Daily Exfoliating Gel Cleanser claims to refine pores without drying, which is crucial for combination skin care.
Sensitive skin is usually susceptible to allergic reactions, irritation and rashes. This thin skin type requires a hypoallergenic cleanser that is mild on the face while still removing impurities. Look for cleansers that are fragrance-free and nonabrasive. Olay's Foaming Face Wash for sensitive skin helps remove impurities without causing irritation. The cleanser also contains no oil, making it suitable for daytime and nighttime use.