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Does this help flakes...

Does leaving a thin film of cleanser left over on your face help your flaking issues. I use cetaphil gentle cleanser. Also does anyone do the dry version of this cleanser? Is it just as good as the wet version?

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No, do not leave a thin film of cleanser on your face! This is a bad idea as cleanser, well cleanses. All cleansers remove oil, thus having a drying effect. Leaving cleanser on your face would be about the same as leaving shampoo in your hair.

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One of our older members, Gingeebread, always used the dry method of washing with Cetaphil. Her skin was dry and sensitive and it worked for her.

But I don't know of anyone else doing it right now.

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Gah! I Don't know what to do...

After reading thoroughly about how to use the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser I cannot decide which method is right and which method is wrong. Most people that mentioned how they use it was using the dry method where they just remove excess with a soft cloth or towel afterwards.

Well for the past couple of months this is how I have been doing it.

- Wet face with moderately warm water

- Gently rub on a decent amount of Cetaphil for 10secs

- Splash face with ONE handful of water so a thin film remains

- Gently dry with towel and leave a thin film and leave to dry

I am starting to suspect that this method is the cause of my never ending flakes. So this is what I have thought about doing from now on:

- Wet face with moderately warm water

- Gently rub on a decent amount of Cetaphil for 10secs

- Splash face until the cleanser has been washed off

- Gently dry with towel

This new method is pretty much exactly what dan does (except he uses the DKR cleanser). I would really like some feedback from people who do both methods of using the cetaphil gentle skin cleanser. WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY TO USE THIS!

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Hmmm.... i think you're doing the dry method wrong... isn't it: rub the cleanser on skin (while dry) and wipe it off w/ a tissue or cloth. The point is not to leave a film, but to not use water, thus keeping it dry.

This is basically done by people with extremely sensitive and dry or damaged skin.

Am I right about this? I don't use cetaphil, but I have Spectro Jel, which also has instructions about using it dry.

And, I advise you not to do the dry method. I assume you have acne, so the dry method wouldn't really help you. I think the dry method is for people with eczema, bleeding rashes, psioriasis (sp?), etc.

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Thank you so much for the tips :)

By the way, I have never done the dry method I have only done the with-water method. But whilst doing the with-water method I was leaving thin films on after I dried my face. But I'll try just washing it all off now.

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