Continuing our week on wiping the slate clean, I thought I'd talk about the myriad of clarifying cleansers out there. The right cleanser can help calm down red and irritated skin as well as kill off pimple forming bacteria that lie on the surface of your dermis. They help to keep your face problem free by preventing new pimples from forming.
Use morning and night unless directed otherwise. Follow with a toner and a moisturizer if you feel facial dryness. If you are really serious about clarifying your skin, don't forget to apply a clarifying mask at least once a week. Enjoy and stay tuned for Part II tomorrow!
H20 Acne Clarifying Cleanser for Face & Body, $28, is a deep cleansing clarifying wash that helps reduce, control, and prevent acne on your face and body. It has a triple action formula made from; salicylic acid, exfoliants and Vitamin E to treat breakouts, refine the texture of your face and body as well as moisturize your skin.
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Cleanser, $24, is new and has been created for acne prone skin. It combines salicylic acid with glycolic and mandelic acids to fight off clogged pores and heal problem skin. This cleanser also acts as an exfoliator. It is formulated with micro-beads to wipe away dead skin, whiteheads, oil and makeup build up.
For a drugstore clarifying cleanser,
AVEENO Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser, $6.99 is a mild, soy based moisturizing facial cleanser that fights blemishes and helps improve the overall tone and texture of your face. It won't dry out your skin and leaves you with a smooth and even looking face. It smells great and is gentle enough for everyday use. This should help fight off your oily t-zone as well.