Cleansers with active ingredients are more suitable for oily skin to prevent breakouts. But they can dry and irritate dry skin, it can cause the appearance and deterioration of the skin. Dehydrated skin may require a creamy cleanse such as lotion. They are usually too tender to be effective for oily or even normal skin, but dry skin requires much smaller cleansing properties. It may be a good idea to choose a cleanser that does not contain alcohol for use on dry, sensitive or dehydrated skin.