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A 27-year-old female asked:

Facewash either drys face giving acne or if it doesn't dry it out, clogs pores giving acne. if i don't wash, feels oily. how do i find right balance?

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Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dry not the target: Your face should have a certain amount of oil. Drying it out only causes the sebacious glands to start secreting more oil. Proper professional cleansers should help. Visit an esthetician to get proper guidance. Avoid cleansers with any alcohol in them, including astringents.
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