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The very best face washes for all skin types

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From foam to cream, oil to clay, we’ve rounded up the best face washes for every skin type including blemish-prone and dry skin

It doesn’’t hurt to start your day with a clean slate. Let us help get you off to a good start with our round-up of some of the best face washes on the market, whatever your skin type.

Beauty rule number one: Never go to bed without washing your face.

Beauty rule number two: NEVER go to bed without washing your face.

To maximise the benefits of washing your face before you go to bed, always sleep with your hair tied back from your face to prevent the transfer of oil to your skin, and regularly change your pillowcase. For an extra beauty boost, invest in a silk pillowcase, which does wonders for hair and skin.

There are some great budget options on the market, starting at just £3.79. We particularly love Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active Deep Cream Wash and Witch Oil Control Foaming Face Wash, which will both give you change from a fiver.

Don’t forget the rest of your skincare regime once you’’ve found your perfect face wash, and follow with one of the best primers for a flawless complexion before applying your make-up. Always follow a thorough cleanse with a moisturiser, adding a toner in between if your skin would benefit from an exfoliating, brightening treatment.

Best face washes for oily skin

If you suffer from blemish-prone skin, choose from our pick of foaming face washes, which provide a deep-clean and remove excess oil from your pores. We love La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser and Aveda’s Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser, all of which leave skin soft and clean. Read up on how to get rid of acne scars next to rid all traces of spots for good.

Best face washes for dry skin

If you want a thorough face wash but are worried about the drying effect on your skin, opt for a wash specially formulated to moisturise while it cleans. ELEMIS Sensitive Cleansing Wash, Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash and Dr Jackson’s 07 Face Wash all boast hydrating properties, so they are good face wash options for you if you’re worried about tight, dry skin.

Scroll through our round up to find your new skincare best friend.

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