Are Cleansing Pads Good for Acne?

What Acne Sufferers Need to Know About Cleansing Pads

Cleansing pads are definitely a convenient way to wipe away dirt and makeup at the end of the day, but are cleansing pads good for acne-prone skin? If you have acne and you use (or have thought about using) cleansing pads like Clearasil and Oxy, there are some things you need to know.

Not All Cleansing Pads are Create Equal

The first thing you need to understand is that not all cleansing pads are created equal and this is very important when it comes to cleaning acne-prone skin. One cleansing pad my reduce your acne and leave your skin feeling great why another will dry you out into a flaking a peeling mess.

Acne Needs Are Different

The skin care needs of acne sufferers are different from the skin care needs of those with flawless skin. If you have acne and you want to use cleansing pads, by all means go ahead and do so. Just make sure you use a cleansing pad that has a salycic acid level that's right for your skin.

If the salycic acid content in your cleansing pads is too high, it's going to dry out your skin. Too low and it won't do any good. This means you might have to test out a few different brands, but finding the right cleansing pads is worth the trial and error process.

Some brands of cleansing pads that have proven to be good for some acne sufferers include Neutrogena Rapid Clear and Clearasil Acne Control Pore Cleansing Pads.


Of course, you're going to need to moisturize. No matter what cleansing pads you use, the salycic acid is going to act as a drying agent. Use an oil-free moisturizer to combat the drying affect to get the most benefit from your cleansing pads.

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