If you have problem skin, then you know it is an uphill battle trying to keep it clear. If your skin is too oily, you are always searching for a product that will cleanse the oil and dirt but not dry it out.
If you have dry skin, you are constantly looking for a product that will moisturize your skin without making it oily and causing breakouts. If you have combination skin, then you have twice the number of problems and twice the number of products to test. Whatever your skin type, here are a few things to keep in mind when conducting your search.
Be sure the product is alcohol free. High quality cleansing products do not include alcohol in their formula because it is too abrasive for the skin. It cleanses away all the good and bad oil and dries the skin. This causes the skin to produce more oil since it needs it and only makes your oil problem worse. If you have dry skin, alcohol will only make you ashen and scaly.
Mother Nature Still Makes the Best Products
Try to go as natural as possible. There have been some advances in technology and the man-made products can work. However, your skin does not need the chemicals like preservatives. Women have used natural products to keep their skin clean for thousands of years. When looking for cleansers, look for products containing plant extracts and things found in the earth. This will lessen the likelihood of having a negative reaction to the cleanser.
Purchase a Deep Cleanser
Deep cleaning is very important. Pimples are caused by pores that are clogged with dirt and oil. Natural deep cleansers such as kaolin clay are wonderful alternatives to chemicals. The clay draws the oil and dirt out and soaks it up. The clay will not over dry your skin and it acts as a disinfectant, which will prevent scarring and swelling.
Have a Daily and Weekly Routine
Once you have decided on your products, have a routine. Have a soap or gentle cleanser that can be used every day. Then have a deep pore cleanser or mask that can be used once a week. Sticking to your routine will dramatically change the appearance of your skin. In a month’s time you will question if it is the same skin you had such problems with.