Hey, I have a good amount of acne on my face along with post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation to. Iam currently on accutane 80mg a day. I currently use this ultra gentle daily cleanser by neutrogena. It claims its developed for sensetive skin but if anything its honestly irritating my skin more. So anyone know of any good facial cleansers out there for acne prone skin?
Facial Cleanser For Acne Skin?
Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:56 PM
Hi there! I think we have got the same skin type. Acne prone and sensitive skin. There are really some popular brands that can irritate our skin. Unfortunately, there are even some that made my skin itchy because of irritation. Recently, i discovered a great and effective facial cleanser. It is the essential bar from buzzy's essentials. It can target acne and is very gentle for the face. Try it.
My current regimen (Day and Night)
Wash: The essential bar from Buzzy's essentials *Moderator edit, URL removed – please read the board rules*
Tone: Dickinson's witch hazel
Moisturize: Emu oil
Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:14 PM
Because my face/acne itches and gets all tingly at times, i think its due to the cleanser im using
Also i just ordered that essential bar, how long does it take to get to you usually? And does the essential bar help with acne and does it moisturize aswell?
One more thing I have some post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation marks on my skin, this bar wont affect will it?
Edited by SuperYew, 26 July 2013 - 09:03 PM.
Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:45 PM
I would highly suggest washing your face with baking soda and hibiscus flower water. Go to a health food store and buy organic/dried hibiscus flower, soak it in distilled water for an hour or more, you'll see that the water will turn a deep purple (full of Vitamin C, google it). Soak your face with water, add a little bit of baking soda in your hands, scrub your face lightly, rinse, than add the hibiscus flower water to your face and let it dry. You'll notice a BIG difference. Try it for a week and let me/us know what you think.
P.S. what I'm sharing with you is an all natural method that has no negative reactions compared to a lot of the stuff we usually buy at stores for our skin, so don't be afraid of it, believe and trust in nature and you'll see results. There IS a natural way to control our breakouts and the final results are life changing. This is an excellent exterior cleanser, but there's some more work that needs to be done inside our temple to see more powerful results.
Edited by walkinginthelight, 26 July 2013 - 10:52 PM.
Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:10 AM
it really depends i.e. some have itched me but been great for others. the neutrogena one you tried was personally great for me but i did find it a bit too gentle. another one you could try is avene extremely gentle cleanser which is great for taking makeup off or the dermalogica gentle cleanser as well.
i just went to buy a bottle of cetaphil gentle cleanser but it made my skin red - it's a shame because it's been raved about.
Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:50 AM
CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
"Pass the marmalade" - Hermione Granger
Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:40 AM
I use the La roche posay purifying foaming cleanser. It balances the PH of your skin is neither oily nor dry.
Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:15 PM
I used to use boots simple range facial cleansers and before that I tried all sorts of brands.
I came across sulphur soap on amazon one day and thought i would give it a try and i now swear by this soap. Wash twice daily with it sometimes I put it on and leave for a few minutes before washing off, it really has helped with my acne/scars I believe and doesn't dry my skin out like other soaps used to.
Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:13 AM
The Ultra Gentle cleanser did not work for me either.
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
If you want a deeper clean go for
CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
For more of a cream cleanser, I have also used
Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser
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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:
Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)
Betaine HCL with each meal
Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products