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CeruleanHyena

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It's been three days that I've used the dermazinc soap and my Seb derm seems much better. I still have very oily skin and still not sure how to fight that. Maybe I need to moisturize..I just seem to react to anything and everything which is why I have cut down on using all products..I wish it was as simple as one ingredient that I was allergic to so I can avoid it but it isn't so. It could also just be that my skin conditions have made my skin super sensitive so it reacts to everything. I think I may even be reacting to the dermazinc as I got some new spots today where I usually don't..I'm hoping not as it seems to be helping my Seb derm. I just want to find some products that are safe and effective for my skin so I don't keep going in circles. 



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In general, bar soaps aren't a good idea for acne-prone skin because their high pH can disrupt your skin's acid mantle more readily. Is there a liquid cleanser you can use that's similar?

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Interesting. Can you provide more info relating to acid mantle and how disrupting it may affect my skin? 
I used cetaphil gentler cleanser for the longest but since Seb derm it doesn't seem to clean my face as well which is why I've made the switch to bar soaps. Can you suggest any liquid cleanser that can also help fight Seb derm? 

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8 hours ago, CeruleanHyena said:

Interesting. Can you provide more info relating to acid mantle and how disrupting it may affect my skin? 
I used cetaphil gentler cleanser for the longest but since Seb derm it doesn't seem to clean my face as well which is why I've made the switch to bar soaps. Can you suggest any liquid cleanser that can also help fight Seb derm? 

If you google acid mantle there are a lot of articles that explain more about it. It's basically the slipcover of natural protective sweat and oils that constitute the skin's pH; it can get disrupted by harsh irritants and lead to worse acne as a result. Some people like Dr. Bronner's liquid soap though I've never tried it. I use Neutrogena's oil-free body wash on my face and body, it's the only cleanser that seems to cooperate with my face, but it has SA in it in case you can't use anything like that. 

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