Yesterday, I received a query from one of BABE’s readers on acne face wash for oily skin. The moment I saw it, it reminded me of those dreadful acne days. I guess, in everyone’s life there is an indefinite period of acne 😥 . Usually, as we age some hormonal changes or harmonal imbalances give rise to acne. I remember when I was transitioning from teens to twenties my forehead and chin used to be the favorite spots of recurring painful acne. I used to rush to dermatologists for acne treatments; majority of whom tend to prescribe Salicylic acid face washes and creams.
Unlike other acids, salicylic acid is beneficial for the skin especially for acne/oily skin. It unblocks clogged pores, thoroughly cleanses skin and keeps acne at bay. During my acne time, I have used many salicylic acid based products, which nevertheless to say proved beneficial in reducing acne inflammation and redness. However I would recommend consulting a good dermatologist before using these medicated face washes. I always prefer to go for a doctor’s prescribed medicated stuff as being a layman I might not understand some basic chemical reactions, which might prove harmful in the long run.
Here is a list of a couple of medicated and non-medicated face washes I have used for acne and oily skin:
Medicated Face Washes
1) Ranbaxy speelac face wash: This is a gel based face wash that was the best among my medicated acne products. It does not produce any foam; I just have to cautiously slather it on my cleansed face for 2 minutes, and then wash with plain water. Speelac face wash contains salicylic acid and should be used only after a dermatologist’s prescription.
1) Keracnyl face wash: This one is a foaming face wash that feels a little better because I am accustomed to frothy cleansers. It thoroughly cleanses the skin and prevents acne. I do not find it harsh to the skin or even over drying it. But again you should use it after consulting with a dermatologist.
Non-Medicated Face Washes
1) Neutrogena deep clean foaming cleanser: This face wash keeps pimple, acne and greasiness at bay. I would suggest it for super oily skin type as its frequent use can cause over dryness.
2) Neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser:This is one of the gentlest acne/oily skin face washes I have used so far. It makes the skin oily free while preserving the required oil level.
3) The body shop tea tree skin clearing face wash: This face wash is also recommended for oily/acne skin types. While I was using this cleanser I did not see any immediate relief from acne but yes, it definitely keeps a check on greasiness.
4) Vichy normaderm anti imperfection deep cleansing foaming cream: Vichy products are a little expensive than other over the counter products but I usually find them doing justice to over paying. This normaderm face wash contains salicylic acid which is good for oily acne prone skin. I have used it lately, for a couple of months, and I did not break out my skin. Rather, I felt my skin was way less greasier and calm.
Do you have any recommendation for acne/oily skin face wash? If yes, then I would love to hear from you.
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