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How to Pop Your Pimples
How to Get Rid of Acne with Home Remedies
The Skin Care Routine for Acne Prone Skin
How to Choose the Best Face Cleanser for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Your face goes through a lot of punishment during your day. Dr. Goodman of Bella Vi Spa & Aesthetics explains: “throughout the day, our skin is exposed to makeup, dirt, debris, germs, and environmental toxins. If not removed daily, this debris will build up in the pores, leading to break outs.”
This is where facial cleansers come in. A good cleanser will help to regulate oil production, prepare your skin for other acne-based medication, and break down and wash away dirt, sweat, dead skin cells, and debris that could clog pores and cause more acne.2
Ms. DeeLisa Sacco, a licensed paramedical aesthetician and facial specialist and owner of Palm Beach Wax Studio and Skincare suggests that the goal of a face cleanser should be to clean the skin without stripping it of its natural oils. She recommends a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or combined with glycolic acid to optimally control oil production, reduce the spread of bacteria, and remove debris from the pores. She also emphasizes the importance of patience for acne care.
Ms. Erin Murphy, a licensed aesthetician for recommends a two-step cleansing process for the best results. She says, “The first cleanse will remove any makeup, dirt, or environmental debris on the skin, and the second cleanse will help to clean out the pores. A foaming cleanser is generally best for acne.”
It’s important to be gentle with your skin cleansing. Cleansing too intensely or too many times a day could dry out the skin or cause irritation and damage. The general rule is to cleanse your face no more than twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.3 “Although there is little consensus on how often an individual with healthy skin should cleanse, scientific study has shown that acne patients have fewer inflammatory lesions and fewer flareups when they cleanse twice daily,” says Dr. Fayne Frey from Fry Face.
Ms. Sacco said, “One of the most important things is to stay on a regime for at least 3-6 months. It usually gets worse before it gets better. If my client won’t commit to that, then I prefer not to treat them. Many people with problematic skin (I know I was one) want instant results and jump from product to product which makes the problem worse because the skin is always reacting instead of adjusting & regulating.”