Trendy sheet masks and face mists may come and go (depending on our level of skin-care commitment), but cleansers are forever. They're not the sexiest products on the market, but they're some of the most crucial.
That being said, we don't always take enough time to figure out which formula is compatible with our skin type. And, according to dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, we need to be. "The wrong cleanser can actually harm your skin by causing irritation and inflammation," he says. "In other cases, it may not clean you as effectively as you may need, and [can] leave you feeling oily." Irritation, inflammation, oil — all roads lead to breakouts.