What Makes The Best Acne Facial Cleanser?

Published: 10th March 2010
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If you are one of the millions of people that are suffering with acne, you probably have an acne facial cleanser as part of your acne treatment routine, if not than you are missing a vital part of reducing and treating acne. A quality facial cleanser has proved invaluable when used properly in conjunction with any of the numerous acne creams and systems available as they are quite efficient at clearing the pores and washing away excess oil, dead skin, dirt and other impurities that can cause acne and blackheads. Although most acne facial cleansers may appear to all be the same there are some things that make the best very different from the rest.

When it comes to treating acne the first thing you want to get under control is inflammation. When the skin is irritated and inflamed acne is only going to get worse and to be honest many of the over the counter facial cleansers are just not formulated with the right ingredients to properly soothe the skin or calm inflammation. Not just facial cleansers but all kinds of skin care, personal hygiene and anti aging products are knowingly made with harmful chemicals, mainly because they're cheap and readily available. Most of the chemical additives and artificial fragrances on the market are actually known skin irritants which are also key ingredients in industrial strength chemicals as well as being linked to long term damage like cancer and kidney failure.

The best acne facial cleansers are always going to be made out of the highest quality, all natural ingredients possible. Many people are unaware, but there are wonderful all natural medicines in almost every fruit and plant. In terms of treating acne, one such ingredient is showing a level of promise, yet to be seen in skin care.

Resveratrol is an organic compound that is harvested from grapes and is essentially the compound that makes a glass of wine here and there good for your heart. Not only is Resveratrol beneficial for the body it is also exceptional at killing acne causing bacteria. In an Oxford University Study, Resveratrol was shown to kill the bacterium that causes acne better than the leading products made with Benzoyl Peroxide. Benzoyl is a staple ingredient in almost every acne cream and acne facial cleanser and though it may kill bacteria it is known to offer some pretty irritating side effects such as: redness, peeling, sores, tenderness, itchiness and inflammation...the one thing you don't want when trying to get acne under control. Resveratrol eliminates bacteria more efficiently than Benzoyl without any of the negative side effects.

Other ingredients to be found in the best acne facial cleansers are world renowned and time honored extracts like Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Shea Butter. Aloe has long been used to treat everything from minor cuts and sun burn to dandruff and nausea but it is also quite exceptional at killing excess bacteria and healing any existing acne that may have ruptured or was popped. Chamomile is revered as a potent anti inflammatory and is exceptionally at soothing the skin therefore calming inflammation; one of the main causes of acne. Shea Butter is derived from an African tree and has been used for centuries to help protect the skin from the sun as well as providing deep moisture and further calming of inflammation.

If you want an acne facial cleanser that is safe and effective than consider one that is made with the above organic ingredients and your should be on your way to clear skin in no time. Make sure not to over wash or wash too little; once in the morning and once at night, every day is appropriate, any more or less than that you risk either ineffective treatment or further irritation. Avoid chemicals and artificial fragrances and negate the chances of allergic reaction or other complications all together.

Felix Owns is one of the leading authorities on organic skin care. People have come to him with questions about where to find the best acne facial cleanser" and wrinkle cream to what to look for in an eye gel and moisturizer.

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