There are several factors affecting why our complexion becomes dull and susceptible to pigmentation. From overexposure to UV rays, lack of sleep or just plain ol’ hormonal fluctuations, the list goes on (and on). However, there are many ways we can combat these problems, including melanin-targeting serums, skin-renewing peels and the most basic of all – brightening cleansers.
Cleansing is one of the most basic things you can do for your skin — along with applying sunscreen and moisturiser. And even though it’s just two minutes in the bathroom, twice a day, its benefits are far-reaching. Beyond removing makeup from your skin, cleansers also get rid of dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells. If these are left to accumulate, they can cause the skin to look dull and feel rough. Moreover, if your cleanser has anti-inflammation properties, it can also soothe skin irritation which, if untreated, can cause your body to respond by producing melanin haphazardly as a defence mechanism. Here, the best cleansers to add to rotation for a clear and unified skin tone.