ACNE! Or call it PIMPLE. The culprit that can make our skin go from good to worse in just a single day. We all agree that all of us have encountered acne at least once in our life. Having fought acne for years together and trying a whole lot of acne products, I wanted to share those that actually worked for me. So I just decided to do a series of posts related to acne. First and fore most part of skincare is cleansing, so here are the best face washes for oily acne prone skin. These were the products that were tried by me in the past couple of years. I confess I try not use them anymore as I am slowly switching to natural skincare and in search of natural products that has the same efficiency of chemical laden products. Yet if you do not mind chemicals and want to try them, here are some worth trying face washes for oily acne prone skin types.
1.AHA Glow Face Wash
When starting out with glycolic based face washes, it is best to start at lower concentrations. This AHA Glow Face Wash containing 1% glycolic acid , 5% aloe vera and vitamin E, should be slowly incorporated into your regime by using it once per day and then increasing it twice per day. Since it’s a bit drying, you need a good moisturizer post washing. The AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) gently exfoliates the skin and sheds dead cells rejuvenating the skin. With this face wash, the skin feels super cleansed with no impurities left behind. It unclogs pores, calms active acne and shows improvement in blemishes too. This is not a mild face wash but is definitely less harsher than Ducray Keracnyl Face Wash. Price: 50 gms for Rs.225
2.Ducray Keracynl Foaming Gel
Recommended by many dermatologists, Ducray Keracynl Foaming Gel contains 4% glycolic acid. On the packaging, it says it gently purifies but trust me this one is pretty harsh and drying BUT works wonderfully to treat acne. It dries up existing acne quickly and prevents new one from forming. And you get that squeaky clean fresh face with this gel based blue colored face wash. Go for it after trying out smaller concentration of glycolic acids. I would recommend to use this as a standalone product, that is, you can use it when you are not using any other drying acne treatments yet you want to maintain your skin acne free. Price: Rs.270 for 50 ml
3.Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam
My most trusted and favourite of all. This is sort of a treatment cleanser. Unlike many other cleansers, you need to apply this cleansing foam and keep it on for 3-5 minutes for the foam to work and then wash it off. The patented anti bacterial agent Montaline C40 in the cleansing foam kills germs that causes acne. This cleansing foam leaves a slight slippery feeling post washing and do not expect this foam to remove your makeup. Despite its cons, this is one of the gentlest cleanser that keeps acne under control and cleanses the skin without stripping moisture off the skin thus maintaining the skins pH level. Every time I use this foam, I am left with a clean, soft skin and with continuous usage, it brightened my skin tone too. Price: Rs.630 for 150 ml
4.Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel
This is a neutral cleanser that can be used along with drying acne treatments. Like it says, It is so soothing and cleanses the skin without irritating or drying the skin. This soap-free formula is very gentle on the skin that it suits all skin types, especially sensitive skin ladies go for this. It is formulated with some amazing ingredients such as Zinc Lactate and Niacinamide that helps with reducing dark spots and acne marks. Just a heads up, this again leaves a thin film behind post washing. Price: Rs.550 for 200 ml
5. Clean And Clear Foaming Face Wash
Last but not the least, who can forget this face wash when it’s a list for oily skin. Probably my first acne face wash which I used it a lot during my school days and still have one in my stash. This is a basic gel face wash that cleanses the skin thoroughly and removes every bits of dirt and excess oil. Even though it is not that efficient in treating cystic acne, this is a life savor for teenagers with its super affordable price tag. It gives you a refreshed skin and wakes you up at the end of a tiring day. I always go for this when I am out for travel as its very handy and easily available everywhere. Price: Rs.60 for 50 ml.
So that’s it ladies. I hope you find this post on the Best Face Washes for Oily Acne Prone Skin helpful. What is your favourite acne face wash? Share yours in the comments section below. See you all again soon, until then take care and,