How to cleanse and care for acne-prone skin
- Don’t over wash. It’s important to keep acne-prone skin clean, but too much washing could dry it out – leaving it feeling uncomfortable.
- Choose your cleanser carefully.
- Minimise touching your skin.
- Soak up some steam.
- Avoid strong fragrances.
- Keep hair off your face.
What is the best cleanser for acne?
Here are Dermstore’s top picks for the best face cleansers for acne-prone skin.
- EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser.
- PCA Skin BPO 5% Cleanser.
- NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash.
- Dermalogica Active Clearing Skin Wash.
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream.
- Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser.
How do you clean acne?
Clean your skin gently with a mild, non-drying soap, such as Dove, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, or CeraVe. It may help to use a wash with salicylic acid or benzoyl if your skin is oily and prone to acne. Remove all dirt or make up. Wash once or twice a day, and also after exercising.
Can cleanser cause acne?
If your skin is prone to acne, you might be using an exfoliating cleanser in an attempt to unclog your pores and reduce acne breakouts. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells—cells that can clog your pores and contribute to acne breakouts.
How do you deep clean acne prone skin?
Cleanse your Face at Least Twice a Day
Wash your face twice a day, both morning and night. Use a foaming soap or facial cleanser over cream-based or lotion cleansers. Foaming cleansers do a much better job cleansing away excess oil and leave your skin feeling fresh and clean.