Know your skin

Know Your skin

Oil Cleansers vs Face Wash for Acne-Prone Skin


The world of skincare is vast and it seems like every day there’s a new product that may possibly work better than the last one. And if you’re aware of the trends, you might have heard of one such category – oil cleansers. 

It may seem like a bizarre idea to use oil to clean out the oil built up called sebum on your skin but the way these cleansers work is by the ‘oil attracting oil’ logic. Oil cleansers contain lipophilic molecules that are attracted to lipids, a type of fatty/oily compounds, hence attracting the oil residue on your skin.

This type of cleanser is mostly preferred by people who wear heavy makeup as it works best for dissolving the oily ingredients of makeup products like foundation, primer, among others. Oil cleansers work just like any other cleansers and can be rinsed off with water.

Some people also like to use a two-step routine where they use oil cleansers first and follow them up with water-soluble cleansers. While this may ensure a proper cleanse, there’s also the risk of stripping your skin of its natural oils and leaving it feeling dry. 

While oil cleansers have become all the rage right now, it is important to check whether they are something that can work well for your skin type. 

If you have acne-prone skin, you’d want to scan through the ingredient list to check whether the face wash has fragrance or comedogenic ingredients. While any blend of oils may work for other skin types, people with oily skin type need to be especially careful and avoid heavy oils. 

To avoid breaking out, you should reconsider cleansing oils that don’t have their oils combined with surfactants or emulsifiers in their formulation as this may further worsen the oiliness.

If you’re someone who’s sceptical about trying new products for fear of further damage, your best bet is to trust research backed products. For example, AcneStar is one such face wash for acne-prone skin that has been formulated after research done by AcneStar Research Institute. It contains the power of ingredients like tulsi, aloe vera, chamomile calendula, salicylic acid and glycolic acid. 

It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to acne-friendly face wash that mildly cleanses your skin especially if you are acne-prone. Choose only research backed products like AcneStar formulated by AcneStar Research Institute and you’ll find your skin’s health improving noticeably with each wash.


Categories: ACNE

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