Finding an effective exfoliating face wash for acne is how I managed to banish my breakouts once and for all. In fact, I get asked all the time is how I keep my skin looking dewy and feeling so soft and the answer is I exfoliate on a daily basis - every morning AND evening.
If I want to Clear Up My Skin Fast, Should I Exfoliate My Breakouts?
If you suffer from breakouts, your skin tends to shed faster than someone who doesn't breakout. When skin cells become loose, they mix with oil and bacteria found on your face. Dead skin will continue to build up and if it is not removed your pores become cramped and inflamed. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin, preventing the formation of a clogged pore.
What Are the Most Common Exfoliants?
Cloths: gently break up dead skin, but don’t always remove it.
Sponges: pull dead skin off but some can be too abrasive.
Creams & Gels: contain abrasives to loosen and lift dead skin, but many are too harsh and irritate skin.
What is the Best Exfoliating Face Wash for Acne that I Can Use Daily?
The goal is to break up and fully remove the dead cells without irritating the skin. So, one of my favorite ways to do this is using cotton pads with our Radiant Cleansing Nectar. This cleanser is designed to exfoliate gently - making it the best exfoliating face wash for acne. You simply apply the cleanser to a cotton pad and then buff the skin with both sides of the pad firmly.
Cotton pads are just abrasive enough to help remove dead skin cells, but more importantly, it lifts them off of your face and pulls them onto the pad. This action alone helps remove dead skin to clear up skin effectively, and greatly reduces the chance of clogged pores while leaving the quality of your skin intact.
How Often Should I Use My Exfoliating Face Wash for Acne?
When using the cotton pad method, you want to exfoliate twice a day, both in the morning and in the evening. You will see that grey film removal, even doing this on a daily basis.
This is how much dead skin is building up and being pulled off your skin.
Exfoliating also helps cleansers and creams penetrate your skin more efficiently by removing build up on the face and clearing out clogged pores, leaving them open for nourishing products.
The trick isn’t to clear up skin fast, but to clear up skin effectively.
Until next time,