Double cleansing regularly reduces whiteheads and black heads effectively. However, some people are not able to follow a double cleansing routine due to several reasons. In spite of many trials and errors, finding a suitable oil cleanser becomes difficult sometimes.
Worry not! I have a bunch of product recommendations to help reduce whiteheads effectively without following double cleansing. Just be regular with keeping white heads in check, there isn’t any other choice! Be sure to read the precautions section.
AHAglow Face wash
Ahaglow face wash is a glycolic acid based face wash that contains 1% Glycolic Acid. Glycolic acid works well on the surface of the skin to exfoliate it. So when you are trying to tackle whiteheads this face wash can be helpful. However, daily use can be irritating especially if you use it day and night. Make sure to use this face wash only in the evening or PM routine. Since glycolic acid exfoliates the skin, it reveals fresh skin cells that are exposed to the sun’s UV rays. Make sure to use suitable sunscreen.
Derma Co Salicylic Acid Face Mask
The best ever face mask an oily, acne prone person can use. It contains 2% Salicylic Acid that exfoliates the whiteheads nicely and gives smooth skin. It may tingle initially but the tingling recurrence vanishes. You may use this face mask only once per week as it can be irritating to the skin if used more than twice per week.
Saslic Face Wash
Saslic Face wash is a salicylic acid face wash that contains 1% Salicylic Acid. It takes time to show effects on whiteheads, but it surely does. Just use it regularly in your PM routine alternative days and see the difference. Do not include any other salicylic acid product in your routine when you use this product.
Few things to keep in mind (precautions)
- Patch test the products before using them on whole face
- Do not over cleanse with any of the above cleansers
- Do not use all products one after the other or in the same routine. For example : do not use the mask after using the face wash mentioned above
- Workout the frequency according to your skin
- Do not use the face mask more than once per week if you are already using any other actives.
Hope this blog post was useful for you.
If you are wearing a silicone based sunscreen then double cleansing is really required to remove the sunscreen. However with many new launches in the sunscreen category I do have a few recommendations for sunscreens that contain less silicone or are easy to remove without double cleansing. I will post them in my next blog post.