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Fix your breakout problem with these face washes

October 22nd, 2021 | by

If you have acne-prone skin, you would be all too familiar with the sinking feeling of waking up to a bunch of breakouts that seem to have appeared overnight. But we are here to lift those spirits with some top picks, for we understand what an impending period doom or clogged pores can look like. Having a solid skincare routine in place won’t be enough unless the products you are using aren’t specifically formulated for your skin type.

Remember, especially when it comes to acne-prone skin, not all skincare products are created equal. A core element of your routine that can make quite a big difference here is choosing the right cleanser. A good cleanser that is oil-free and has salicylic acid is ideal and can be the key to permanently breaking up with your breakouts. 

Here are some of our top picks that will help make every day a good skin day for you:

Before you go – no matter which cleanser you choose, remember to always use it twice a day – once in the morning, and then in the evening. When it comes to acne-prone skin, gentle and regular purification of the skin is important to avoid excess buildup that leads to those dreaded breakouts!

Murad Blemish Control Clarifying Cleanser

Our top pick is the Murad Blemish Control Clarifying Cleanser, formulated with salicylic acid that is continually released into the skin, even after cleansing. You can say goodbye to excessively oily skin since it is also infused with green tea, a skincare ingredient known to combat oil. While this cleanser is on the pricier side, the user reviews are overwhelmingly positive, so we definitely suggest keeping an eye out for a sale and giving it a try. 

Lotus Herbals Tea Tree & Cinnamon Anti-Acne Oil Control Face Wash

If you’re looking to skip the chemicals and go au naturel, this herbal face wash from Lotus Herbals is perfect for you. It contains tea tree oil, cinnamon, and oak bark tree extracts which help get rid of excess oil and regulate sebum production. It also works to gently purify the skin and keeps it protected from any environmental stressors that could wreak havoc on it. A big bonus: It’s also cruelty-free!

Innisfree Bija Trouble Facial Foam

K-beauty lovers, unite! The Innisfree Bija Trouble Facial Foam is the perfect addition to your skincare routine if you are dealing with oily, combination, or acne-prone skin. This refreshing facial foam cleanser gently exfoliates your skin and deeply cleanses the pores, helping improve the look of imperfections and maintaining clean and healthy skin. We promise you, this is one product you’ll definitely want to try. 

Nykaa Naturals Tea Tree & Neem Purifying Face Wash

Nykaa has an incredible range of foaming face washes that claim to be non-drying, promise a deep cleanse, and are suitable for all skin types. Our favourite from their offerings is the Tea Tree & Neem Purifying Face Wash, formulated specifically for acne-prone skin. Both the core ingredients, tea tree and neem, are medicinal in nature. Possessing anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, they aid in purifying the skin, fighting acne, and reducing dark spots too.

The Derma Co 1% Salicylic Acid Gel Face Wash

If you want a skincare multi-tasker, look no further! The Derma Co 1% Salicylic Acid Gel Face Wash is an innovative cleanser formula that also exfoliates the skin. Formulated with witch hazel and willow bark, it gently gets rid of excess oil and impurities from your pores, leaving you with healthy and radiant skin. The addition of salicylic acid also helps fade away any active or stubborn acne and reduce new acne spots. 

Himalaya Purifying Neem Foaming Face Wash

If you’re on an ultra-tight budget, the homegrown brand Himalaya has got you covered with its Purifying Neem Foaming Face Wash. Priced at just Rs. 75, the formula boasts ingredients like neem and turmeric that are known for their anti-bacterial, anti-viral, germicidal, and antiseptic properties. In case that wasn’t enough, the face wash also claims to clear out the skin and get rid of any active acne, along with preventing the occurrence of new pimples too.

Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash

The Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash is created with an active Thymo-T essence that effectively fights pimples and prevents them from reappearing, with claims that you will see a difference on your skin in just three days. Well, the rave user reviews definitely back this up, which is why this gem made its way onto our list! If you’re picking this formula up, it’s time to skip the concealer and get ready to welcome clear skin instead!

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

If you’re currently in the process of removing alcohol as an ingredient from your skincare routine, we suggest picking up the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash. This alcohol-free cleanser penetrates deep into your pores to remove excess buildup and oils, leaving it clean and residue-free. The formula is also dermatologist recommended and tested, and non-comedogenic, so it will not irritate sensitive skin either.

Before you go – no matter which cleanser you choose, remember to always use it twice a day – once in the morning, and then in the evening. When it comes to acne-prone skin, gentle and regular purification of the skin is important to avoid excess buildup that leads to those dreaded breakouts!

Face washes also usually expire in about a year or two from the time you open the product, so do keep an eye on that date. When you are using products with active ingredients, it is important to ensure that you don’t use them after the ‘best before’ date. Chances are they won’t give you the desired results.


Khanak Mehta