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Fabulous Clarifying Facial Cleansers, Part I

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.

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PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 9 years
I like the aveeno face wash and use it, but keep in mind that it is a foam face wash, which is for a specific face type (maybe oily, combination and/or normal but not dry skin, I believe.)
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I love Aveeno!
egoyangyi egoyangyi 10 years
ashamed to say...... I still haven't found my perfect cleanser
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
flutterpie, same here, my skin is very sensitive and easily breaks out. I use Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser every night, and a more gentle one in the morning.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i have to be careful with anything that says clarifying, generally it makes my face feel tight and irritated i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
Katharine Katharine 10 years
The Aveeno face wash made me break out and it actually made my t zone more oily. I like the face lotion though.
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 10 years
Yes Sarah that Clear Complexion line by Aveeno is the ish!!!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
dang it i hate it when i do that sorry! ♥
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
oo i &heart; everything Aveno!! its so gentle and yet it works!
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