Best Cleansers for oily skin


Oil in our skin helps protect it and fight the signs of ageing, however, many people suffer from an excess amount of oil which may cause blemishes, pimples and other problems. There are products and treatments which you could do at home and under a doctor’s supervision to help control the excess amount of oil on your skin.

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A good start to combatting oily skin problems is using a gentle cleanser twice a day. Most dermatologists recommend using a gentle PH balanced cleanser rather than regular soap. This is because soaps are highly alkaline and strip the skin of its natural acid mantle leaving it vulnerable to bacteria.

Products containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid or beta hydroxy are often considered the best, however, you should start off using small amounts as they are slightly acidic and may cause an adverse skin reaction. Use warm water rather than hot water when washing your face as hot water may cause further irritation.

Here are some great cleansers that help control oily skin.

Dermal Clay Cleanser by Dermalogica purifies and refines oily skin with its deep cleansing clay formula which contains oil absorbing, water soluble kaolin and green clays. Cucumber and sage soothe while menthol revitalises even the most tired skin.

Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion is gentle on the skin whilst still able to remove dirt and grime of the skin. It does not dry out the skin. 
Neutrogena Oil free acne face wash contains salicylic acid which helps control oil and fights acne. Cleanses effectively without drying out skin.

Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser is a gel cleanser which creates a cool feeling on your skin. Contains salicylic acid and has a pleasant citrus scent.

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Oily skin formula does not only thoroughly cleanse and wash away excess oil, but this non-drying, aloe infused formula also removes makeup with ease.

Garnier Skin Active Clean + Shine Control Cleansing Gel contains charcoal which acts like a magnet by pulling dirt out of the pores while salicylic acid prevents breakouts.

Oily skin can definitely be controlled – you just need to find the products that work best for you.

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