|It's important to look at all the different cleansers
before choosing the one that is best for your face.
You'll find cleansing bars, cream cleansers, liquid
cleansers, foaming cleansers, cleansers with granules
to exfoliate. And here's some information on ingredients
that may help you decide:
This can be very effective in preventing and treating
acne. The strongest you can get in any product is 2%
and the weakest is 0.5%. Salicylic acid doesn't work
for everyone, though, so you'll need to try it for about
a month before you know. Salicylic Acid usually comes
in a gel.
Some people have better luck with benzoyl peroxide,
which is often found in cream or foam form, rather than
liquid or gel. If you have very sensitive skin, stick
with 2.5% since benzoyl peroxide is more drying than
Sensitive types beware because this can cause peeling
and irritation. But if it agrees with you, it can prevent
dead skin cells from clogging pores. Try using a glycolic
wash just at night to begin with and use a gentle soap
in the morning until your skin gets used to it.
Medicated scrubs often contain tiny spheres of either
salicylic acid or glycolic acid. These scrubs can be
useful once a week (or twice if you have oily skin)
as long as they are not abrasive and scratchy. Scrubs
that are not medicated can also help exfoliate once
or twice a week.
If you are using a prescription acne treatment, non-medicated
cleansers are for you. And if you have very dry skin,
you may prefer to use a non-medicated cleanser as a
spot treatment for acne.