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Sulfate Free Cleansers?

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Hi. I'm using Differin .3 gel for my acne. I have very oily skin, but it is sensitive, it seems. When I use cleansers with sulfates (ammonium or sodium), I tend to get white, dandruff-like flakes on my face.

Can anyone recommend any cleansers that are sulfate free that are good for someone with oily skin?

Thanks.

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Hi. I'm using Differin .3 gel for my acne. I have very oily skin, but it is sensitive, it seems. When I use cleansers with sulfates (ammonium or sodium), I tend to get white, dandruff-like flakes on my face.

Can anyone recommend any cleansers that are sulfate free that are good for someone with oily skin?

Thanks.

Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap. I use the lavender kind, It's been a god-send. Cleans well, but don't over-do it. I have super oily skin, and it takes time for your skin to normalize, but ultimately, even with my super oily skin, I've comfortably been able to make my routine: no washing in the morning, just water from the shower and towel dry (leaves a tiny "film" or "barrier" for your skin to naturally fight off bacteria), then at night I wash my makeup and grime off with castile soap. I have sensitive skin, so i have to use a mild chemical exfoliant -- toner of raw Bragg's ACV. After this, i use a cotton ball and jojoba oil ONLY on my t-zone, and let it sit. Then i brush my teeth, and then wipe off excess jojoba oil (i use Zum Face toner for this, but you can just use water :) :)

Good luck!

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i love hylunia cleansers. their entire product line is free of sulfates, parabens, phosphates, fragrance etc. most of their cleansers are around $27-29 but they are well worth it and a bottle lasts a very long time. the product is concentrated and you lathers very quickly so you dont need much of it.

http://www.hylunia.com

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Water. Or oil cleanse.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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