Instead of relying on your old standby, choose a skin cleanser based on your skin. First, narrow down whether your go-to bar of soap or liquid cleanser is right for your skin type:
If you have oily skin, look for cleansers that are water-based and soap-free. People with dry skin should choose gentle cleansers that are rich in ingredients that soothe and soften the skin, such as glycerin, urea, mineral or plant-based oils, and petrolatum (petroleum-based ingredients). And if you suffer from sensitive skin, choose soap-free cleansers that are also fragrance free. If you can avoid preservatives such as parabens, which may cause allergic reactions, even better.