There are a wide variety of facial cleansers in the market to choose from. However, most of these products contain soap or foaming agent and fragrance. These ingredients can actually trigger inflammation and cause irritation to the skin. This eventually weakens the skin’s health while also leaving residue that clogs pores and causes even more acne to form.
So, be sure to choose a cleanser that has no soap or fragrance as they can leave residue that irritates the skin. A good acne cleanser should also have the consistency of a clear gel which effectively coats the skin to protect it against moisture loss and prevents the skin from peeling or getting dry.
A good anti-acne cleanser must also be able to deeply cleanse the skin while being gentle enough not to cause irritation. A cleanser containing 6% Ampho-Tenside is worth considering, as it is able to clean away makeup, dirt and impurities and remove excess oil in the pores. All without disrupting the moisture balance of the skin and leaving it too dry or tight.
Products aimed at oily and acne-prone skin should also contain a natural ingredient called Salicylic Acid, also known as BHA. By banishing excess oil and clean the dirt and impurities that are stuck deep inside the pores, Salicylic Acid kills acne-causing bacteria and clears blackheads and whiteheads.