Acne Cleansers and Facial
Washing your face multiple times a day will not help
your acne problem. In fact it can make it worst. Overwashing
of the face can dry out the skin, making it more suceptible
to pimple causing bacteria. Pimples are not caused by
bad hygene but they can worsten if ignored. Acne can spread
to neighboring skin causing more pimples to pop up. Remember,
some facial cleansing systems will actually cause damage
to sensitive skin so always sample the new product in
a small area before full applications.
Before deciding on which cleansing product you will use
to have a fresh, clean and blemish free face, evaluate
your skin. Is it dry or oily? Do you have some dry areas
and some oily areas? These are things to cnsider when
purchasing this sort of item. Basic soap will get you
clean but may also dry out your skin causing irritation.
Many gentle facial cleansers are avaliable for sensitive
skin. Try a few out. See what is best for you. Use a gentle,
water-soluble cleanser to avoid irritating the skin; avoid
the ones that needs to be wiped away. They leave much
of the dirt and oils behind which can lead to outbreaks
of acne pimples.
Besides the fact that it washes away with water (use
warm water, never too not hot), all you need to know about
a cleanser is that it makes your skin feel soft, clean
and neither dry nor greasy.
The relationship between face washing and acne has always
been greatly misunderstood, with most individuals believing
that dirt and poor hygiene contribute to acne. In fact,
a recent survey conducted showed that overwashing resulted
in irritation and spreading of their acne.
To determine the scientific validity of this myth (myth
of acne pimples correlated with lack of proper hygene),
the effects of face washing on acne were recently studied
at Stanford University. A group of twenty-four males washed
their faces twice a day for two weeks using a mild over-the-counter
facial cleanser. Then the participants were randomly selected
to wash their faces either once, twice or four times a
day for another six weeks. The study found that washing
the face either once, twice or four times daily did not
significantly change the appearance or condition of acne,
and determined that the positive effects of increased
facial cleansing are minimal at best. Dermatologists continue
to recommend washing the face twice daily to maintain
good overall skin health.