To cure acne you need to cleanse it, so I asked our friends at Curology to talk about what facial cleansers they recommend most!
I'll let CEO of Curology, David Lortscher take it away;
First off, when you think of skincare, it isn’t just the act of changing the cleanser you’re using, it is a whole new regime in which you use on the day-to-day. David Lortscher, MD., CEO and founder of Curology had a little input on when brides should make this regime swap; If a bride is looking to try out a new skincare regimen before her big day, she should begin as soon as possible. This is because we can never be sure how someone’s skin will react to a new product or ingredient, so it’s crucial to give yourself some time before the wedding to see how your skin will react. Another important reason to introduce a new routine as soon as possible is because some ingredients/products can take a few weeks in order to see their full benefits. To be safe, I would give your skin around 2 months in order to adjust to a new skincare routine.
Of course, with many different skin types I find that those who have the biggest problem are ones like me with sensitive and dry skin, so I asked Lortscher what cleansers people with dry/sensitive skin should use; For dry, sensitive skin, try hydrating cleansers such as CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser or Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. Some other good options for gentle skin cleansers include Free & Clear Liquid Cleanser and Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. These cleansers are strong enough to remove impurities, but still gentle enough to avoid stripping the skin or drying the skin out with harsh soaps. I recommend staying away from harsh physical exfoliators, as these can be extra irritating for dry, sensitive skin.
Additionally, for oily skin types Lortscher has a few suggestions; For oily skin, look for a foaming cleanser such as CeraVe Foaming Cleanser; Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Foam Wash; or Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. Cleansers with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can work well, although it’s important to note that salicylic acid can cause some dryness and irritation for certain individuals.