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Acne Cleansers

Acne cleansers help to remove excess oil from the skin, as well as make-up, sweat, and dirt, which can all accumulate on the surface of the skin. Cleansing is important for general skin hygiene too, as it is easy for all of these substances to build up on the skin.

General Tips:

  • Do not over-cleanse as it will worsen, and not improve your acne
  • Choose appropriate products for your skin type
  • Be patient—topical medication takes time to work, and often worsen acne when first used until the skin becomes used to it
  • Look for non-comedogenic cleansers cosmetics as they are less likely to aggravate your acne

It is important not to over-cleanse the skin. Acne cleansers can help to reduce oil and dirt, and contains ingredients that help reduce acne. They are an important part of acne treatment and maintenance. It is important to note, however, that more is not better when it comes to acne treatment. For most cleansers, one wash at night should be sufficient, and the skin should be patted dry gently.

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