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Are Cleansing Pads Good for Acne?

Cleansing pads for acne are in. Or, is it just another skin care fad?

man using cleansing acne pads
image: Facing Acne

Cleansing pads made for acne are made of different ingredients to reduce redness and control breakouts. All you have to do is to swipe these pads on your face. So easy, so simple. But does it really work on acne?

The Best Side of Cleansing Acne Pads

Cleansing acne pads are formulated with salicylic acid in different concentrations, depending on the intensity of the acne product. Generally, salicylic acid helps exfoliate your skin, clear clogged pores, and reduces inflammation. This means that acne product with salicylic acid, like cleansing pads, help remove whiteheads and blackheads, while regulating the production of oil.

Cleansing acne pads are also very easy to use. A single acne pad helps cleanse and manage your skin. Most acne products follow certain steps before cleansing, while you just throw away (properly) cleansing pads after using. Acne pads are also travel-friendly and mess-free. Aside from removing dirt from your skin, other brands of acne pads are formulated to exfoliate and remove makeup.

But here are the downsides of using acne cleansing pads:

Not everybody can use these pads. Dermatologists advised that if you have darker skin, be careful using with products that contain salicylic acid. Darker skin type has higher levels of melanin in their skin, and this acid may react negatively and stain the skin permanently.

Individuals with sensitive skin should also be careful because these acne pads may cause dryness. This is particularly if you are using acne product with a higher concentration of this acid to clear stubborn acne.

And even if you do not have sensitive skin type, using these cleansing acne pads on a daily basis may not be a good option. Unless, if it is formulated for everyday use. Products of this kind contain harsh chemicals that may damage your skin, instead of treating skin problems. Negative effects of some people are redness, flaking, and peeling after cleansing. When these occur, reduce the frequency of use or stop using it.

Best Acne Cleansing Pads

OXY Daily Defense Acne Pads

Oxy Cleansing Pads (90 pads) is formulated to unclog pores, reduce redness and irritation, treats and prevents breakouts.

Oxy Daily Defense Cleansing Pads




DRMTLGY Tri-Active Acne Pads (60 pads) are recommended by most dermatologists. It is formulated with a clinically proven system that helps clear existing pimples, remove blackheads and whiteheads, and more. It contains 2% salicylic acid, 5% glycolic acid, and 5% lactic acid. This is recommended for men, women, girls, and boys of all ages.

DRMTLGY Tri-Active Acne Pads


Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads

Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads (90 pads) for sensitive skin. It contains salicylic acid and aloe vera that helps cleanse and prevent pimples. It’s alcohol-free.

Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads



AppleBiotic Face Toner Pads

AppleBiotic Face Toner Pads are formulated for normal, oily, dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. These cleansing beauty wipes contain natural probiotic, green tea, and organic aloe. These pads help exfoliate, remove dead skin cells, rejuvenate and restore brilliance to your skin.

AppleBiotic Face Toner Pads



Cain+Austin Retexture Pad

Cain+Austin Retexture Pad is a 100% glycolic treatment that gently exfoliates, retextures your skin, restore collagen, reverses sun damage, and corrects discoloration.

Cain+Austin Retexture Pad




Final Notes,

At the end of the day, cleansing pads for acne work best based on your skin type and the severity of blemishes. It is not about how easy and convenient they are, but the most important thing is that it works for your skin.

What do you think?


Written by Maria

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