I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
When I was in high school, I had pretty brutal acne; bad enough that my mom took me to the dermatologist on a regular basis to try to get it under control.
Even though my skin is much less prone to breakouts nowadays, I still keep my former doctor's advice in mind--things like washing my pillowcase frequently with a skin-friendly detergent, keeping my hands off my face, etc. Though my current skin type doesn't really require following it, I also remember one tip in particular: oily, acne-prone skin should never wash with a creamy cleanser. Gel cleansers all the way.
Over the last few years, however, I've seen a surge in cream cleansers made specifically for acne.
Can a cream cleanser really be good for acne? I wondered upon seeing these. I felt like I was seeing a news report on eggs being healthy. Or are they unhealthy again? I CAN'T KEEP UP!
Ultimately, the most important aspect of these cleansers is that they're noncomedogenic and contain salicylic acid, but the format totally threw my old-fashioned ass off when I saw them.
But you tell me, my sebum-over-blessed sisters. QQ: Would you use a cream cleanser on your oily, acne-prone skin?