The Best Face Washes for Acne Prone Skin
There are so many face washes claiming to be the ultimate solution for acne-prone skin it can be challenging to know what’s worth trying. This post will give you some basic guidelines to find the best face wash for your skin type.
All skin types are not created equal — some people have naturally oily skin, which is almost impossible to keep clean, while others have dry, flaky skin that craves moisture!
Knowing your skin type will help you determine the best face wash for acne-prone skin.
Oily or combination skin types benefit most from a rich cleanser that deeply removes oil and dirt without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Acne-prone skin has an overactive oil gland, which causes blackheads and clogged pores.
What You Need To Know About Face Washes
A face wash is a cosmetic product used to cleanse the face. Face washes come in different formulas and scents, and they are intended to be used several times a day. Most face washes contain some mild abrasive agent (like salt) to remove dirt and oil from the face. Face washes also contain cleansing agents such as alcohol or synthetic detergents. These agents help loosen dirt and other impurities from the skin’s surface. Some acne face washes contain antiseptic agents to prevent infection.
Are Acne Face Washes Worth It?
Many people use face washes instead of soap and water when they wash their face. Soap and water alone are not enough to thoroughly cleanse the face. Abrasive agents like salt and sand in soap and water can irritate the skin. When this happens, the skin becomes red and raw. This is especially true for sensitive skin such as that found on the face. Also, alcohol in soap and water can dry out the skin.
Using a face wash once a day is better than using soap and water alone. But many people use more than one type of product when they wash their faces. For example, a person may use a face wash followed by a mild cleanser like a cream or lotion. Or a person may use a harsher cleaner like a soap or a scrub. Some people use a combination of products every day. It is essential to know what ingredients are in each type of face wash. This will help you to choose the right product for your skin.
How To Choose The Right Product For Your Skin Type
Always follow the instructions that come with your face wash. Some contain harsh chemicals that irritate your skin and strip it of its natural oils. Others leave a film on your face that makes it difficult for your skin to breathe and therefore causes dryness and flaking. Always test a small area of your skin to ensure the product you are about to use is not irritating. You can do this by applying the product to a small patch of skin on your arm and leaving it there for a few minutes. If the area becomes red or starts to itch, the product is too harsh for your skin.
Look for a face wash with aloe vera, avocado, cucumber, lactic acid, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, and water. These ingredients will cleanse your face without drying it out. Look for a face wash with one or more of these ingredients because they are the main ingredients in most face washes. However, many of them also contain alcohol. Alcohol helps loosen dirt and oil, but it also dries out your skin.
Types of Face Wash Products
- Gel cleansers.
- Foam cleansers.
- Cream cleansers.
- Oil-based cleansers.
- Micellar water.
- Clay cleansers.
Ingredients To Use
Look for a face wash with ingredients like aloe vera, avocado, cucumber, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and water. These ingredients will cleanse your face without drying it out. Look for a face wash with one or more of these ingredients because they are the main ingredients in most face washes. However, many of them also contain alcohol. Alcohol helps loosen dirt and oil, but it also dries out your skin.
Ingredients To Avoid
The main ingredients in most face washes are alcohol, harsh detergents, and (if you can believe it) perfume! These are not what you want to put on your face when you have acne. Instead, what you need is a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that will cleanse without drying out your skin.
What Makes a Face Wash Effective for Acne-Prone Skin?
There are several ways to make a face wash more effective for acne-prone skin. The first and most important thing you should do is choose a mild, non-abrasive cleanser. Next, you should exfoliate your face before you use the face wash. This will remove dead skin cells which clog pores and allow the cleaner to penetrate deeper into the skin.
How to Make a Homemade Face Wash?
Get yourself a few drops of essential oils like tea tree, lavender, or chamomile. Add a few drops of each to a small spray bottle and fill the rest with distilled water. Mist your face with this mixture and let it air dry. The alcohol in the washes will evaporate, and the essential oils will work on the dirt, oil, and bacteria that cause acne.