Using a pimple face wash is a better way to wash your face other with ordinary soap or water. It washes away excess oils, sweat, dirt, debris and makeup, and make your complexion healthy and glowing.
When shopping around for a face wash for pimples, consider the degree of the oiliness on your face and the ingredients of your desired brand. Individuals with overactive sebaceous glands will suffer from excessive oiliness, and such a face is a perfect breeding ground too for blackheads and whiteheads.
For this matter, your pimples face wash should not contain synthetic ingredients (like dimethicone), oil and parabens as they only make your skin oilier and create a think film over your face. Avoid oil-based and creamy skin cleansers as they are not powerful enough to remove oil build-up on the skin. Also keep away from brands that are loaded with botanicals or essential oils, fragrance, and anti-aging ingredients as these are unnecessary in the elimination of pimples, blackheads and oily skin.
A good face wash for pimples should be fragrance-free, oil-free, soap-free and alcohol-free. It should contain:
- Salicylic acid, which helps normalize pH level on your skin and prevent sebaceous glands from excreting too much oil.
- Glycolic acid, which clears up the oily residue found deep within your skin’s pores.
- Surfactants that loosen oil and dirt so they can be rinsed away with water.
Finding the perfect pimple face wash will also depend on your skin type. Your choice of a face wash should be gentle on your skin and not strip away the natural oils, which keep the skin soft, clean and smooth. Some brands may come too strong for sensitive skin types, and can only worsen your pimples, make your skin look ashy, dry and flaky, and worse, cause the premature aging of your skin.
For oily skin types, a gel-based face wash works best to clear the skin of excessive oils and oxidize the oil in the skin pores. For dry skin, milk, cream or oil cleansers can do to remove pimples without causing your skin to become drier and stripping of your skin’s natural oils.
Whatever your choice of a pimple face wash, make sure it can rinse clean easily with water and not make your skin feel tight or irritated after washing.