Face washes for acne prone skin


#1

i used to use neutrogena, clearasil, almay, seabreeze ( discontinued face wash), oxy, all clear bar, clean and clear and i used every new one these brands came out with over the years, but have learned that dial anti bacterial soap and dove ( the white bar) soap work better at clearing my skin then any of the brands i listed above ever did, and they even cost way less.what does everyone use for their oily/ acne prone skin and what are the best benefits you get from them?


#2

When I’ve had bad acne I’ve always stuck with Clean and Clear. My skin used to be really dry but when I have hormonal acne occasionally I use this and other Clean and Clear face washes. My acne isn’t terrible though. For the most part I normally have clear skin.


#3

I can’t make any suggestions off hand but have you tried Cetaphil.


#4

i have seen cetaphil but i never have purchased it i might try that


#5

I haven’t really had acne problems in quite some time. But I am using Cerave hydrating for face wash. I am liking it.


#6

I just finished a bottle of the Yadah Anti-Trouble Bubble Cleanser (it’s a Korean brand) and loved it. It’s a foaming cleanser that helped clear up my skin. The company sent me the first bottle but, once I finish up a few cleansers I have hanging around, I’m buying another. It’s available on Amazon for $18. Never thought I’d pay even that much for a cleanser, but I really feel that it’s worth it.


#7

Washes which contain salicylic acid (BHA) are generally recommend for acne-prone skin to help unclog pores.
I think a major misconception with acne prone skin is that you do still need to moisturize well.
Dry skin will exacerbate the acne cycle.


#8

Alba Botanica’s Acnedote is effective.


#9

well i didn’t use lotion on my face, because i thought it would break my skin out, so you might be right. maybe if i found a moisturizer to use after those products they may have worked better. i know dove is a moisturizering soap and very mild. might be why it worked better.


#10

i used to not want to pay over $6 for a face wash but i also have learned that sometimes to get better results/ better quality products, you have to pay more. i might try this one out. thank you for posting


#11

I cringe when I think of all the rubbing alcohol we used to be encouraged to clean our faces with. It did a great job at cleaning… and drying us out.


#12

Honestly, it was kind of relieving.
When you’re that greasy, it just feels good to get it all off.
But yeah, way too drying, and only perpetuated the cycle.


#13

my grandmother always made me use witch hazel, when i got older i bought sea breeze astringent it had eucalyptus in it, it made my skin feel so good and it smelled really good. it didn’t dry my skin out, i could feel it cleaning my pores deep down, and it stopped my breakouts. but they also quit selling it :frowning:


#14

I’ve found using tea tree oil has been really helpful for my acne issues and since using that my skin has cleared up quite a bit. I mix a drop or two with my face moisturizer or facial oils or use it as a spot treatment (which isn’t necessarily recommended because tea tree oil can be really harsh).


#15

here lately, i have been hearing a lot of good things about tea tree oil and its many different uses. i have ran across a few tea tree oil products, but haven’t cared to much for the scent, but i might just have to try it out anyways.


#16

I’m 53 so my acne days are well behind me.
I really didn’t suffer much in my younger years either.


#17

On the cheap…Rubbing alcohol seems to help mine.

I have never found aa actual “cleanser”
that has worked well when I have a breakout.
The only thing that has cleared up my skin has been prescription clindamycin and benzol peroxide.

Miracle stuff for acne right there!

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#18

Did you get this prescription from your regular doctor or did you go to a dermatologist? I have been having horrible breakouts on my chin and nothing is working. I even change my pillow case each evening and try to keep my hands off my chin. It’s driving me BATTY!


#19

I also have tried so so many cleansers and bar soaps and my face breaks out with everything except baby wash. But then after a while that makes me break out too.


#21

Hmm, mind posting your skincare routine?