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If you have oily or normal/combination skin, use a daily cleanser that has salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is an anti-inflammatory that helps remove dead skin cells. It controls oil production and increases hydration.

A cleanser with glycolic acid also helps get rid of dead skin cells. It's good for people who can't use prescription retinoid creams (like Retin-A and Renova). Read the label to see if your cleanser has these ingredients.

There are products specifically made to remove eye makeup, especially waterproof mascara. But some gentle facial cleansers can effectively remove eye and facial makeup, as well as cleanse the skin. Choose products that are fragrance-free to avoid irritating the eye area.

From: Skin Care Tips for Teens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Beyond Botox, Ben and Howard Kominsky, 2006. 

Patientsuptodate.com web site: "Patient Information: Acne." 

American Academy of Dermatology website: "How Dry I Am" and "Face Facts." 

SkinCarePhysicians.com web site: "AcneNet: 7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Acne Treatment."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES: 

Beyond Botox, Ben and Howard Kominsky, 2006. 

Patientsuptodate.com web site: "Patient Information: Acne." 

American Academy of Dermatology website: "How Dry I Am" and "Face Facts." 

SkinCarePhysicians.com web site: "AcneNet: 7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Acne Treatment."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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