Here are next 2 steps from our step-by-step face cleansing guide:

3. Use a gentle anti-acne cleanser specially formulated for your skin type.
If you have hypersensitive skin, you should choose a product that is mild and hypoallergenic. Meanwhile, if you have very oily skin, you might want to choose something that’s slightly stronger than your regular cleanser. If you’re uncertain about what kind of acne products to use, you should consult your dermatologist first or just go for one of those dermatologist-tested products that are good for any skin type like those listed in this acne treatment article.

4. Apply a small amount of cleanser on your face.
Pour a pea-sized amount of cleanser on your wet palms and lather it before applying on your face. Since most cleansers are concentrated, they can dehydrate your face and strip it of necessary moisture. Diluting it with water activates its ingredients and allows it to be spread evenly on your face.

Acne cleansers have microbeads loaded with antibacterial agents that act like scrubs so let it work for you. Most people think that the more they scrub, the more dirt they can get off their faces. This is wrong. Not only do they risk breaking capillaries, but scrubbing can also aggravate acne by pushing dirt and bacteria deeper into the pores. What you should do is massage the lather or foam onto your face in a gentle circular motion. This facilitates the blood flow in your face which improves your complexion while allowing the ingredients of your cleanser to penetrate deep in your skin.