Best Acne Soap – What do you need?

  • Posted on January 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

Acne affects millions of people and there is a multitude of products available to fight acne. Cures range from inexpensive home remedies concocted from ingredients from your kitchen cupboards to painful and expensive surgeries and dermabrasion techniques.

Acne can have a severe impact on one’s social life, as it normally occurs in adolescence, at the peak of a person’s social activity. Preventing it to begin with would be the ultimate scenario, but unfortunately acne is not so easily deterred and some people are affected significantly more than others. Some people respond better to treatment than others as well. Finding the best remedy that’s right for you can be a daunting chore, but once you find a regiment that’s best for you, stick to it.

acne soapAmong the many acne remedies is a good acne soap which can be incorporated into a daily routine. To find the best acne soap for yourself, you may have to try a few initially, and there are also many factors to consider when trying them out. If your skin is very sensitive, you may need a milder soap. Soaps containing Benzoyl Peroxide can be very harsh and can dry the skin out excessively. If your skin can take it, and your acne is more severe, this may be what you need to fight the acne. Soaps containing Benzoyl Peroxide not only remove the bacteria, dead skin cells, dirt and pollutants, but it is also an antibacterial which kills the bacteria causing the acne. Soaps with tea tree oil also fight bacteria and may be a consideration (here is a post on tea tree oil acne if you are interested in learning more about tea tree oil).

Initially though it makes sense to start with a milder soap to test your skin for sensitivity. You could start with something like “Neutrogena Acne Fighting Cleanser” or “St. Ives Apricot Scrub”. Both of these soaps are milder and you will be able to determine if your skin can take it.

With any new soap, you need to give it at least a 2 or 3 week trial run to see any positive effects. If after this time you have good results, then it is advisable to stick to the one you have chosen. However if you still do not see any positive effects, then you will want to graduate to a stronger antibacterial soap or maybe you can look for other solutions from our how to get rid of acne fast post.

One product you could try is “Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar”. Reviews for this acne soap are very positive plus it has the bacteria killing ingredient without the harshness. Under this product name you will also find moisturizing creams which you may possibly need if the acne soap dries out your skin too much, although the soap incorporates moisturizing ingredients which might be enough for your skin type.

Find the best acne soap that works for you, add it to your daily cleansing routine and stick to it.

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