Fighting Acne: From Your Shampoo To Your Moisturizer

Acne and shampooDid you know that fighting acne also involves choosing the right kind of hair products? Believe it or not, the shampoo or the conditioner that you use can affect your face and this is the reason why dermatologists suggest that you avoid hair products that have a lot of added fragrances or oily ingredients and chemicals because these things will only irritate the skin. Since shampoo drips down to your face drips down to the face while washing your hair and might block the skin pores.

This is the reason why there is a need for you to use gentle shampoos and conditioners. A good way for you to find these is to look for shampoos for kids or shampoos for babies –these are very gentle shampoos and they usually do not irritate the facial skin pores.

Acne is truly a very annoying skin problem to have and it does not only affect the face itself but also affects one’s confidence. According to one study taken years back, kids with acne usually do not have that many friends and are afraid of making friends because they think that they will be judged because of the pimples on their faces. This is of course understandable especially if you’re growing up and not yet sure of yourself and you are just trying to find out who you are. Acne can be a very big hurdle especially for teens so since it affects one’s self-esteem, it is better for you to concentrate on how you are going to get rid of acne in a more effective manner. To do this, there are a lot of topical treatments you can use but it is better to use products that have antibacterial ingredients such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Another way is for you to not forget to moisturize your skin because if you are going to expose your skin to topical acne treatments because these treatments will definitely have ingredients that will dry out the skin so there would be a need for you to moisturize your skin. According to dermatologists, it is best to use light moisturizers –the non-greasy ones preferably gel-based or water-based moisturizers especially if you have very oily skin.

For those who have very dry skin, using cream-based moisturizers is also a good idea but it is still a good idea to consult your dermatologist what he or she suggests for your skin type.