As a dry skin person, I have always faced difficulties in finding the best face wash for my skin type. In a time when we have such a huge amount of choices or options, it becomes really hard to count upon one. The best face wash is not the inexpensive one, it is not also the one that is branded, but something that must work for the particular skin type.

Dry skin has its saga to tell and only a dry skin person can understand the pain. Our skin does not retain sufficient moisture and thus, we experience scaling, itching, and many more skin problems. Naturally, we need such a kind face wash that is not only enriched with helpful ingredients but also retains moisture or at least makes our skin hydrated.

There's a big—and we mean big—misconception out there that face wash should make skin feel tight and dry to prove that it's working. Don't get us wrong, the basic premise of a face wash is to get your skin squeaky clean, but it's not supposed to do more harm than good—and it sure as heck isn't supposed to make your skin feel like it's about to crack open.

Now imagine if your skin is dry, to begin with. Cleansing with a too-harsh face wash that strips the little surface oils you do have (you want to keep those, obv) won't end well, so be mindful of choosing the right formula for parched skin. The best face washes for dry skin work in tandem to remove impurities and grime while also keeping the skin healthy and hydrated.

As a dry skin person, I have always faced difficulties in finding the best face wash for my skin type. In a time when we have such a huge amount of choices or options, it becomes really hard to count upon one.

 

The best face wash is not the inexpensive one, it is not also the one that is branded, but something that must work for the particular skin type.

Dry skin has its saga to tell and only a dry skin person can understand the pain. Our skin does not retain sufficient moisture and thus, we experience scaling, itching, and many more skin problems. Naturally, we need such a kind face wash that is not only enriched with helpful ingredients but also retains moisture or at least makes our skin hydrated.

There's a big—and we mean big—misconception out there that face wash should make skin feel tight and dry to prove that it's working. Don't get us wrong, the basic premise of a face wash is to get your skin squeaky clean, but it's not supposed to do more harm than good—and it sure as heck isn't supposed to make your skin feel like it's about to crack open.

Now imagine if your skin is dry, to begin with. Cleansing with a too-harsh face wash that strips the little surface oils you do have (you want to keep those, obv) won't end well, so be mindful of choosing the right formula for parched skin. The best face washes for dry skin work in tandem to remove impurities and grime while also keeping the skin healthy and hydrated.

1.Milky Jelly Cleanser

This is a top-rated product in the Glossier product portfolio and it lives up to its hype, says Byrdie's Associate Editor Holly Rhue.

She, along with many others, loves the conditioning, ph-balanced formula that's gentle for even the most sensitive skin.

It's made with five skin conditioners, so you can rest assured that your skin won't feel tight post-rinse. As a bonus, it doubles as a makeup remover for the face and eyes, since it's got the same cleansing agents in it that you'd find in contact lens solution.

2.Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lightweight Hydrating Facial Cleansing Gel for Sensitive Skin, Gentle Face Wash & Makeup Remover with Hyaluronic Acid, Hypoallergenic & Non-Comedogenic, 6 oz

Hyaluronic acid is a top hydrating ingredient in moisturizers, so we're pleased to see it in this budget-friendly face wash as well. Its role here is the same—to add intense moisture to the skin (for up to 24 hours, no less) while cleansing agents bid adieu to dirt, oil, and impurities.

Reviewers say that it racks up on moisture without sacrificing the clean, fresh feeling that we love and expect from a quality cleanser. It's got Rhue's seal of approval as well

 

3.Foaming Vitamin C Cleanser

Vitamin C is the hero element in this wash, which Dr. Sperling says is great for treating dry skin.

"Replenishes moisture loss," she explained. "I have super dry skin & this felt so refreshing, but to mention the smell is amazing," wrote a satisfied customer. "I notice a difference in my skin and a decrease in red spots."

4.Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Facial Cleanser

This cleanser one of Dr. Sperling's top picks. "The La Roche Hydrating Gentle Facial Cleanser is great for normal to dry skin types," she told Seventeen. "This gentle formula contains glycerin and ceramides, which are both great hydrating ingredients."

5.Aqua Réotier Water Gel Cleanser

L'Occitane's Water Gel Cleanser has key ingredients for keeping your face supple and moisture-packed. Hyaluronic acid promotes hydration, rentier water helps skin maintain its natural moisture, and glycerin, which also hydrates.