Cleansers for dry acne prone skin

by Julia


Do you know of good cleansers for dry, acne prone skin? I have been fighting acne my whole life. On top of that, my skin is dry and flaky, often cracking and red. It looks horrible and it makes me feel even worse. It gets even worse in the summertime. I am looking for cleansers for dry, acne prone skin. I haven't had much luck finding a cleanser that will do both; they either are for dry skin or for acne but not both.


Hi Julia,

I am sorry your skin condition is making you feel bad. There are a couple of cleansers out on the market that target both conditions and that you can try:

Acne Facial Cleanser (6 oz.)

Acne Facial Cleanser, by Mario Badescu Skin Care, contains salicylic acid, same acid mentioned here on this site in aspirin face masks.

Salicylic acid is used as an anti-inflammatory agent able to calm down the ongoing infection and reduce the possibility of an infection starting. It cleanses the skin thoroughly.

It also has aloe vera and chamomile, both excellent when it comes to calming the skin and soothing it. They are also great for nourishment of the skin, something dry skin needs.

Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (6 oz.)

Glycolic Foaming Cleanser also by Mario Badescu Skin Care, contains glycolic acid, acid used to slough off dry skin cells and rejuvenate the skin. This will help with acne since it will cleanse out the top layer of the skin.

Additionally, it contains chamomile and sage extracts, soothing agents that will calm the skin down.

I hope this helps,
Biljana, admin

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