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The most common mistakes using acne cleansers

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Choosing the right cleanser for your skin type and acne severity is super important, but once you have the right products, you have to use them correctly, too. Have your MDacne customized kit ready to go? Here are five tips for cleansing your face the right way.

Be Careful Not To Overdo It

Too much cleansing’s bad both for dry skin and oily skin. If you have dry skin, over-washing can make it too dry. If you have oily skin, over-washing can cause over-stimulation and increase the secretion of fat. In any case, no matter what skin type you have, you should always wash your face twice a day.

Don’t Use Too Much Product.

More product doesn’t = better results. Once you have the right cleanser for your skin type, we recommend using a small amount (No more than the size of a small green pea). You can dilute your cleanser with water in the palm of your hand before you apply it to the skin!

Don’t Use Too Harsh Of Detergents On The Face And Hands.

Using cleansers with alcohol in them will result in a nice, tight feeling on your skin. Sounds good, right? No! Avoid alcohol-based cleansers. Regular use of these cleansers will cause the skin to be too dry, scaly, and sometimes itchy and covered with fine scales.

Don’t Rub Your Skin Too Hard.

Scrubbing and rubbing the skin will dry and irritate your face, which can cause an even more intense acne breakout. Always be really gentle with your skin!

Don’t Leave Cleanser Residue On Your Face.

It’s important to wash your face, but it’s also important to rinse your face thoroughly after washing it! Make sure to splash water on all parts of your face to remove ALL of your anti-acne cleansers each time you wash your face.

What is the best cleanser for people with acne-prone skin?

MDacne's salicylic acid cleanser is a game-changer for anyone struggling with acne-prone and sensitive skin. This cleanser is formulated with medical-grade ingredients and plant-based boosters that are personalized for your skin type, acne severity, and skin sensitivities. It's designed to unclog pores, remove oil and dirt from the skin, and soothe redness and inflammation, making it a perfect addition to any skincare routine. One of the key ingredients in this cleanser is micronized salicylic acid, which is formulated to provide the highest anti-acne efficacy while minimizing skin irritation. This powerful ingredient helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores, preventing new breakouts from forming. The salicylic acid is also gentle enough for sensitive skin, making it a great choice for anyone with acne-prone skin.

In addition to salicylic acid, this cleanser also contains natural, plant-based ingredients that support the natural healing of the skin, reduce irritation, and help fade post-acne spots. For example, green tea extract helps to fade dark spots, even skin tone, and boost the skin's natural healing, while licorice extract is a potent antioxidant that prevents and helps fade brown spots. Vitamin C helps lighten pigmentation and even skin tone and boosts the skin's natural healing, while aloe vera leaf extract is a powerful antioxidant that hydrates and soothes the skin. Vitamin E prevents free-radical skin damage and protects the skin's natural barrier. MDacne salicylic acid cleanser is also paraben-free, phthalate-free, vegan, and cruelty-free, making it a great choice for anyone who wants to use clean, ethical skincare products. It's also dermatologist-designed, tested, and approved.

MDacne's salicylic acid cleanser

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