Acne Facial Cleansers
There are plenty of good facial cleansers on the market for people with skin that doesn’t suffer from acne. Many acne sufferers, however, make the mistake of using those cleansers instead of one made especially for them. This article will discuss the most important reasons for someone with acne to use a good acne-specific cleanser, and what to look for.
The most important thing to consider in this equation is that we want to make sure that the cleanser doesn’t have any moisturizing or cleansing ingredients which can clog pores and make acne worse, OR that it might have ingredients which can irritate or over-dry the skin. Acne-prone skin is already usually pretty irritated with the redness of pimples. Putting a product on it that makes that redness worse is a nightmare.
Facial cleansers made JUST for acne sufferers will not only cleanse and kill bacteria while calming and soothing the skin, but will also make sure the skin is “prepped and ready” to receive the treatment of an acne cream. Many normal facial cleansers might tighten up pores or tone the skin to a degree that makes the skin resistant to absorbing treatments. This could result in applying an acne cream to the skin and having all the active ingredients just sit on the surface of the skin, rather than penetrating and healing the acne. A proper acne facial cleanser has ingredients like tangerine oil, that actually increase the skin’s ability to absorb therapeutic ingredients. This is a vital point that very few people, including many dermatologists overlook.