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In Search for The Best Face Wash for Oily Skin

Updated on July 9, 2012

Your skin becomes oily due to the presence of over active sebaceous glands beneath the epidermis layer of the skin. These glands are more active in the irregular region of the face like the forehead, nose, chin and cheeks. Oily skin easily attracts dirt and grime. Deposition of dirt on the facial pores leads to clogging of the cells pores. Thus the skin stops breathing and produce acne, wrinkles and other problems. Actually oily skin suffers from skin problem more than dry skin. So removal of excessive oil from your facial skin is very important in order to avoid skin problems and for this, there is no alternative to a perfect face wash for oily skin.

Best face wash for oily skin

Oily skin naturally accumulates dirt and dead skin daily on the face over time. So you need a cleanser to remove those everyday. Of course you are not the only person in the market who is searching for a perfect face wash for oily skin. There are thousands like you and then thousands of face wash brands too.

Remember, the best face wash for oily skin is a glycolic cleanser. Glycolic acids are effective for exfoliating the skin and peeling back the dead skin layer. It requires no mechanical scrubbing. The most common type of glycolic acid is Alpha Hydroxy Acid that is known and printed on the pack of face washes as AHA. Salicylic Acids like Beta Hydroxy Acid which is known and printed as BHA, are also good. BHA is effective to kill the bacteria that clog the pores of the cells. BHA also prevents skin diseases like psoriasis and calluses. BHA sometimes affects the skin color, so if you have darker skin tone, it is better not to use face washes containing BHA.

Recommended facial cleansers for oily skin

‘Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser’ contains salicylic acid (BHA), which works well for taking out the excessive oil from your face. It is oil free and recommended by the best dermatologists. Another soap free and harmful chemical free face wash is ‘Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser’. This is specially made for sensitive type skin. ‘Purpose gentle Cleansing Wash’ is suitable for all type of skin and works better to remove oil from face. It is soap free, oil free and hypo-allergic.

Using organic or herbal products

If your skin is sensitive and have allergic issues to chemical products, then you may have to switch to organic face washes. Organic face washes are made from organic extract form fruits and herbs. Those products are safe for any type of skin. Moreover, organic or herbal products are less vulnerable to allergy prone skin. ‘Bearberry Skin Balancing face wash’ from John masters Organics is chiefly designed for oily skin type. It contains 20 oil fighting extracts that helps to fight oil production. The main ingredients used in this product are Bearberry and Willowbark extracts that help to reduce the pore size. It also contains AHA that assists the exfoliation of the skin. Another dermatologist recommended face wash that suits oily skin is ‘Herbal Choice Mari wash (Oily Skin)’. This is 100% vegetarian organic product and free of harmful chemicals.

Now there are a lot of organic and chemical facial cleansers available in the market from renowned brands. You can choose any of them without any hesitation. But it is better to select your face wash after consulting with your skin specialist.


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