How can you fight acne blemishes without irritating your sensitive skin? Skin care experts weigh in on the best tips and treatments for fighting acne without being a bully to your sensitive skin.
Use a gentle cleanser to remove oil
It’s important to wash your face each night to remove the surface oil and make up that can contribute to acne, but you don’t want a cleanser that strips your skin of all its moisture.
“If the skin is too dry it will actually produce more oil to further complicate acne,” says Machelle Burgess, CRNP. Instead, look for a gentle cleanser that will remove surface oils and makeup without stripping and disrupting your natural pH, such as Cetaphil Daily Facial cleanser.
Use a new washcloth each day
Licensed esthetician Summer Gray says to cleanse your face with a soft, gentle washcloth made of lightweight terry cloth or soft cotton flannel. “It’s tempting to want to reuse your washcloth for several washes, but the best way to avoid adding unwanted bacteria to your skin is to start with a clean cloth every time you wash,” she says.