Face wash for acne-prone oily skin

A good face wash is the backbone of an acne care regime; while a harsh face wash might make your skin over dry, leading to oil rebound, a creamy face wash might not remove the oils effectively. As already explained, the desired end point is slightly dry to normal skin. You might have to change the facewash with the climate change or use anti-acne medications.

Doctor, how to choose a face wash for oily skin?

A facewash that removes excess oils from your skin, but retains the natural moisturizing factors, is an ideal buy. Here are some ps that will help you spot the right kind of cleansers from the decorative shelf:

  1. Look at the color and consistency of facewash. I prefer the transparent facewash devoid of additional moisturizer to the creamy facewash that might have moisturizer.
  2. Look on the label on the front of the bottle for words like “oil control,” “for oily skin,” or “foaming.”
  3. You can use tea-tree oil-based facewash for oily skin; however, keep benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for use in anti-acne treatment rather than a face wash. There is no need to check the ingredients list because most companies would not miss highlighting these additional ingredients on the front label.
  4. Avoid harsh surfactants or tea-tree oil in your facewash if you have dry or sensitive skin. An easy way is to look at the label for words like “for sensitive skin,” “Gentle,” or “Hypoallergenic.” You can also use zinc coceth sulfate-based facewash because it is a mild surfactant that can kill acne-causing bacteria. Or else, you can use the Micellar solution to clean your face because they effectively remove oils without harsh surfactants.

How often should I wash my face?

It will help if you wash your face at least twice daily, in the morning and evening. However, mid-day clean-up with facewash or toner can be done if your face gets dirty or greasy.

Why should I avoid soap on my face?

Most the soaps have alkaline pH that disturbs the natural acidic pH of your skin and might result in dryness, irritation, and breakouts. Soaps with pH apt for your skin are available, but they might be as expensive as the facewash.

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