Washing your Face

A clean face is a happy face

Why does everyone keep saying wash your face? You slather on some soaps, splash your skin with water, pat dry, and you're on your way.

That may be the case if you've got flawless skin. But for people with oily skin and problem acne, skin care involves a little more time and effort.

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If you have oily skin, choosing the right cleanser can help rid your skin of the bacteria that make their way into clogged hair follicles and lead to breakouts. A thorough cleaning also removes dead cells on the surface of your skin, which makes it easier for your acne medication to be absorbed. We suggest 'Skin Detergent'. It powers out dirt and bacteria and leaves your skin fresh.

Skin Detergent helps control acne breakouts. When you look for a skin cleanser make sure its strong enough to remove dirt and keep your skin clean. Avoid harsh face soaps that can strip your skin of its natural oils. Harsh cleansers and scrubbing will only leave you with red, irritated skin that can promote flare-ups of your existing acne. Skin Detergent is a over-the-counter cleanser that works on acne-prone skin, but also pay careful attention to your daily acne skin care routine. Here are a few tips on choosing skin care products, and cleaning your skin to keep it looking its best.

Which Cleansers Should I Use?

Skin Detergent because it contains the good stuff to keep you clean.

Some brands of face soap have a very alkaline pH, which can be irritating and drying on your skin. When shopping for cleansers that work well on acne-prone skin, here's what to look for:

  • Choose a gentle, nonabrasive, and alcohol-free cleanser.
  • What is appropriate for your acne treatment program. Look for an acne cleanser that matches your skin type -- oily, dry, or a combination of the two.
  • Some acne cleansers and face soaps have added ingredients to fight acne and improve the skin's appearance. Medicated cleansers contain acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid, sodium sulfacetamide, or benzoyl peroxide, which can help clear up your skin while cleaning it. Salicylic acid helps clear blocked pores and reduces swelling and redness. Benzoyl peroxide exfoliates the skin and kills bacteria. Sodium sulfacetamide interferes with the growth of bacteria.
  • To keep your skin hydrated, look for cleansers that contain emollients (petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil) or humectants (glycerin, alpha-hydroxy acids), which hold moisture in your skin and smooth rough areas.
  • After cleansing, you can add a toner to restore a more natural pH balance to your skin.
  • Exfoliating regularly will remove dead skin cells and help keep your pores open. This allows your skin's natural oil to drain before it can clog your follicles and lead to more breakouts.

After washing, use a moisturizer labeled "non-comedogenic," meaning that it doesn't clog pores. A moisturizer will prevent your skin from dehydrating, especially if you're using an acne treatment that tends to dry the skin, such as benzoyl peroxide. If you have oily skin, a cleanser that already contains a moisturizer may be all you need.

Acne Skin Care Basics

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Follow this acne skin care routine to limit breakouts and prevent skin irritation:

  • Twice-a-day routine. Wash your face every morning when you wake up and again before you go to bed. If you've been working out and you're all sweaty, wash, or at least rinse your face, as soon as possible. Perspiration can make your acne worse.
  • Clean technique. Each time you wash your face, apply a little bit of cleanser to your fingertips. Gently rub it into your face, and then rinse with lukewarm water. Don't scrub, because it can dry out and damage your skin. Also avoid using a washcloth or sponge, which can be rough enough to irritate the skin.
  • Be thorough. Your acne skin routine isn't just for your face. Treat other parts of your body where you have acne, too. Use skin detergent where you have break outs.
  • Protect your skin. But still you want a bit of sun everyday its good for you and your skin. And whatever you do stop eating junk food. Even a 40 year old can get a breakout when they start eating junk!

Peace Love and Beautiful Skin