When treating acne, the first step is to cleanse the skin. Cleansing removes oil, dirt, and pollution so that the treatmentyou apply can effectively penetrate. However, cleansing should be performed correctly, with only bare hands, using a featherlight touch for 10 seconds or less. This might seem fast, but any form of skin irritation can make acne worse, so it is vitally important to stay gentle and brief when washing your skin.
I made this generously sized ultra-gentle liquid cleanser so we would have a pH-balanced cleanser which doesn’t over-dry and is gentle enough for people with sensitive, acne-prone skin. It also lathers very well, which helps provide a gentle and quick cleansing experience, further helping to prevent irritation.
It is also unscented and dye-free. Fragrances and dyes can sometimes irritate the skin, and since irritation can lead to acne, it’s best to opt for unscented and dye-free products.
Does it take off makeup?
Yes, it works at removing foundation, BB/CC cream, powder, blush, and bronzer. For long-wearing makeup, lipstick, and eye makeup, Acne.org Moisturizer or Acne.org Acne.org Organic Jojoba Oil may be a better choice.
How do I use it to shave?
Acne.org Cleanser is an ideal shaving “cream.” Dispense 2-3 pumps (you can get away with 2, but 3 is a bit nicer) into your palm and get a nice thick lather going. Apply the lather as you would shaving cream and off you go. It’s as good or better than almost all shaving creams/gels/foams/soaps and helps you avoid potentially irritating ingredients in these products. See the guide to shaving for more detailed instructions.
How many do I need per month?