Face Wash for Acne-Prone Skin
Acne is a nightmare, it starts with a small zit but as soon as one disappears, four more take place on your face. Dealing with acne-prone skin is not at all an easy task. It takes a toll on mental health and lowers self-esteem too.
To manage acne, you might have tried a clean diet, changed skincare products, etc. But hardly anything worked. Well, all you need is the right face wash to steer clear of acne, because face wash helps to get rid of excess oil, sebum and acne-causing bacteria.
When it comes to picking the right face wash for acne, many of us struggle due to a lack of knowledge about skin type. We can take the help of experts, they say always go with mild products, and natural ones would work best, until and unless you are allergic to any specific ingredients. Let’s dive into the knowledge ocean.
Which ingredients / natural extracts help to reduce acne?
Many skin experts ask to read the labels of products while purchasing and they also make you aware of a few of them. But as time flies, you forget everything and they seem like buzzwords to you. Don’t worry, We will help you out to know a few such ingredients that you should look for.
|Salicylic acid||Exfoliates skin removes dead skin, opens clogged pores|
|Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and sulfur||Exfoliation and boosting collagen production|
Anti-acne face wash includes any of the above ingredients. All these ingredients should be driven from natural sources. Hence you should look for chemical-free face wash.
When you purchase natural products you might not find these names on the label. Not because of their absence, but because they are already present there but in natural form. So such anti-acne face wash might include any of the following ingredients:
- Lemon extract
- Tea Tree oil
- Clove oil
- Neem oil
- Turmeric extract
- Vitamin E
- Chamomile oil
- Basil Oil
- Aloe Vera, etc.
Clove oil and Neem oil have antimicrobial properties that keep bacteria out of your skin. Vitamin E and aloe vera help with inflammation. Turmeric has antibiotic properties, which helps to heal acne. Lemon extracts help to wash out excess oil from the skin and tea tree oil controls excessive sebum production.
Keeping all these points in mind, Botaniqa crafted a natural anti-acne face wash.
This face wash features the goodness of Tea tree oil, clove oil, and vitamin E. Tea tree oil reduces excessive oil/sebum production, clove oil fights bacteria and Vitamin E reduces inflammation. Botaniqa anti-acne face wash has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial and free of toxins, parabens and sulfates.
What You Shouldn’t Pick for Acne-Prone Skin?
Some ingredients are very strong and may lead to serious acne problems. If you have acne-prone skin, you should always stay away from the following:
- Abrasive soap
Try to use soap-free face wash or soap formed with natural sources. Because soap formed with chemical ingredients is very harsh for acne-prone skin.
Picking the right face wash is not enough, you should know how to clean your face properly.
How to use anti-acne face wash?
Both under washing and overwashing of the face can worsen the breakouts or may lead or breakouts. Hence washing your face correctly is crucial.
- Clean your hands before washing your face.
- Damp your face and apply a coin size amount of mild/ natural anti-acne face wash.
- Massage it in a circular motion in an upward direction.
- Wash off with fresh water and pat your face dry.
- Apply a mild moisturizer to lock the moisture.
Remember to wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once before hitting the sack at night.
Excess oil or sebum production, acne causes bacteria, clogging of hair follicles under the skin, and inflammation are some of the main causes of acne, which get triggered due to improper diet, stress or hormonal imbalance. Hence maintaining a healthy lifestyle and proper hygiene help to reduce breakouts and acne.
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