BEST Cleansers for Oily Skin and Acne Skin
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BEST Cleansers for Oily Skin and Acne Skin

Hey there! This is Christy with Go See
Christy Beauty Boutique. And today we are talking about what is the BEST
ingredients that you need to look for in Cleansers, especially if you have oily
skin or Acneic skin types. So, this year was the sixth year that I have won Inland’s
Empire BEST place to get a facial and waxing, and so this video is the result
of many clients asking me the same questions over-and-over, as well as now
we are starting to get some questions in the YouTube Channel. Wait, wait, wait!
Here’s the disclaimer! This video, along with all my other videos, is not to be
used to treat, diagnose, or give medical advice. This video, along with my other
videos, is solely for the purpose of education and information only. Okay! Back
to our regular programming. First, results vary on different types of skin and that
is because everyone’s skin is a little bit different. The pH is slightly
different, the amount of oil that’s produced is different, as well as
sensitivities, and the physiological age of your skin. So what I mean by
physiological age is, just because you are a certain age, so let’s say you’re 35,
but you’ve been laying out in the Sun since you were a little kid with no
sunscreen, you smoke, and you don’t take care of yourself. Your skin may appear to
be 10 years OLDER, but, so it’s physiologically, maybe it’s 45, 50 years
old but your actual age is 35. So all of those things are taken into
consideration. Now some of these products may not be right for your skin, and again,
there’s a whole lot of other variations. But these are all based on overall BEST
results on a different array of skin types based on the thousands of clients
that I have treated. And so these are some things that you can look for. And if
you look down into our bio, we’ll put some links on there for Cleansers that
you can look into to see which one is best for you. Here
are some of the things that you need to look for for best Cleansers to control
oily skin as well as Acneic skin types. So the first one is the pH of the
Cleanser. We don’t want to use anything that strips your skin of its Acid Mantle,
because when it does that, then your skin can OVER-produce oil to compensate for
not having your Acid Mantle intact. Two is, is that you want something that controls
the Acne-causing bacteria. So you want something that lowers the pH, keeping
your skin slightly acidic, which is the Acid Mantle. And these are things that
are things that kill the bacteria, such as: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Benzoyl
Peroxide, and we’ll mention those others a little bit further into the video. The
other ones are, that contain ingredients that help lighten Acne scars or Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation caused by Acne. Other ingredients is to help
INCREASE the skin-cell turnover rate and so therefore it DECREASES the amount of
clogged pores and breakouts that you have. And one of the other benefits,
finally, is even though this can kill the Acne-causing bacteria, you want something
that is going to decrease the redness and inflammation that’s caused by Acne.
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the SUBSCRIBE button and hit the notification bell. I’ll wait! Okay! We’re back. So, here’s some of the
ingredients that you want to look for. Now when you’re looking at an
ingredients list, like, like I mentioned in my other videos, you want to look for
it to be on the TOP THIRD of the ingredients list. When it’s towards the
middle, or obviously towards the back, then it’s not going to have a high
concentration of it. Now if you have sensitive skin, that may be okay, but for
those of you who are really trying to fight Acne, then you want it on the top,
top part of the ingredients list. So here are some of them: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic
Acid, Lactic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Sulfur. Now the first three
really help increase skin-cell turnover rate. So if you have a lot of clogged
pores, whiteheads, blackheads, so it makes the skin have a smoother surface. Tea
Tree Oil is a natural antimicrobial, so it helps bring down the Acne-causing
bacteria. Benzoyl Peroxide does the same thing. Benzoyl Peroxide and Sulfur also
have drying agents to dry out the breakouts. Okay, and hang on until the end
when I tell you about how you can counteract the dryness that Acne
Cleansers sometimes can bring on. So wait ’til the end, okay? Now if you still have
Acne and Acne bumps, here are some things that you can use in addition to treating
the Acne, but you have some of those Acne scars, otherwise known as Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. So the first one is Glycolic Acid. It not only
smooths out your skin, but it increases your skin-cell turnover rate, so it sheds
the skin really fast, so the areas that have the Acne scars, or areas that are
darker, that helps lighten it by shedding off the dead skin. So Glycolic Acid is
the first one. The second one is Phytic Acid. That’s derived from rice,
which is a natural lightner-and- brightener. Another one is a plant-based,
it’s called Arbutin, and that’s a natural lightner-and-brightener. And the
last two is Licorice Root Extract and Kojic Acid. These are also natural
lighteners-and-brighteners. Now, you’re probably not going to find a Cleanser
that has all of those in there, but if you can find at least two of them in
there, you know that once you layer it with other serums and lotions that
contain those lighteners-and-brighteners, it has what’s called a Multi-Layering
Effect, because as the ingredients get absorbed into each layer of the skin,
it’s diluted and it doesn’t have as much to go into the next layer, and the next
layer after that. So the more that you can multi-layer these natural lighteners-and-brighteners, the more effective it is in lightening Hyperpigmentation. See that “i” up there? If you guys have Acne scars and you want to lighten them, and you
want more information on how to lighten Acne scars, then click on that little “i”
icon and it’ll take you to our video that talks specifically about how to
lighten Acne scars. Now finally, now we’re going to talk about ingredients that
helps reduce the inflammation and redness. So here are some ingredients
that you can look for in your Cleansers, as well as your moisturizers and serums,
but today we’re talking about Cleansers, that can help reduce the redness and
inflammation. So the first one is Arnica. Second one is Beta-Glucan, the next one
is Calendula, and the last one is Chamomile. Now there’s a whole array of
anti-inflammatories but these are least likely to break you out. So that’s what’s
different about these anti-inflammatories. So now we’ve talked
about some of these ingredients, now the dark side of a lot of Acne products is
they can now OVER DRY the skin. And for some people what they experience is: Dry,
flaking, scaliness, peeling skin, or they OVER-produce oil, they produce too
much oil, and so now they’re causing more breakouts. So it’s this insistent cycle
of dry skin, oily skin, dry skin, oily skin. So here are some things
to combat or counteract the drying effects of Acne Cleansers and Acne
products. This is a condition called “T.E.W.L.”, or Trans-Epidermal Water Loss. And that
is when the skin’s, loses its ability to hold in that moisture. It is being dried
out, it’s, the skin-cell turnover rate is so fast that the skin can’t hold on to
its moisture long enough. So what you need to do is, you need to help your skin
by INCREASING the hydration in your skin, so there your skin doesn’t produce as
much oil, and it doesn’t produce as much breakouts, which is the cause of
overproduction of oil. So, here are some things that you can do. So a lot of the
Acne Cleansers tend to have different types of Sulfates, and that’s to break
down the extra oil that is on your face. And that can be drying. So what you want
to look for in a BALANCING gel Cleanser is, when they have foaming agents such as:
Soapwort or Coco-Glucoside, which is a coconut-based surfactant. So it gently
foams, that people like the foam, without stripping its Acid Mantle. And again, you
can click below and I will put some links in there, some different good
examples of Cleansers that I myself have treated my clients with all different
types of Cleansers, and they worked best as far as an overall population. So I
have been receiving quite a bit of requests to actually name certain
products that, to give you an idea, and I will be including that in the list below.
Now this is by no means an exhaustive list of everything that I’ve tried, and
as I find more and experiment on my clients, I will add them but for now, I’ll
give you a short starter of what you can use. Thanks for watching and we’ll see
you in the next video!


  • Go See Christy

    Have you noticed that when you use TOO many acne products your skin dries out too much or you get more break outs? It is very important to balance your skin out with hydrating products so that your skin does NOT produce too much oil. The tricky part is hydrating your skin while keeping oil under control.

  • Liz Torres

    Good advice. I started using a retinoid and had to stop because even using it every other night, my face had become very sensitive, red, and very oily. I wonder if it's worth using a retinoid only once or twice a week.

  • Liz Torres

    Zapzyt has a great fragrance free and economical salicylic acid cleanser. Neutrogena has a gazillion cleansers with salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Just wanted to mention for those on a smaller skincare budget.

  • Micah Nichols

    I don't use these products but I wanted to say I love how your mixing it up in the video. – Micah
    Creators Creatively Creating ❤

  • Bookkeeping by Meredith Rines, CFP

    This is great! I noticed my skin completely changed after the birth of my son and I have no idea how to treat or take care of this new skin. Thank you so much for your info!

  • Sue B

    I've always felt in my mind that sylacylic acid and aloe Vera usually make my skin darker. Is that all in my head?

  • Maja Ostojic

    Thank you so much for sharing the knowledge! 😍
    I myself am struggling to find a cleanser for my face as everything seems to leave my face too stripped off (even products with aloe vera and glycerin high in ingredients list and coco glucoside instead of sulfates), the only products not doing that is Mixa micellar milk (isopropyl myristate and isopropyl palmitate are in top5 ingredients) and Grapeseed oil. What is the advice, are micellar milk and Grapeseed oil cleansing good enough and could be a reason for breakouts and should i avoid that feeling of completely clean skin at all? (my skin is combination, dehydrated, acne prone). Thank you so much in advance if you find time for this questin and keep rockin ❤️

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