I am a 20 year old female and have had just under severe acne(many whiteheads and the painful large red bumps under the skin on entire face, no neck back or chest), and very sensitive,very oily skin since about 13 years of age. I can not use any moisturizers due to how oily my skin (I had tried most moisturizers and all they do is make my skin more greasy and make my acne worse, and most cleansers are too harsh for my sensitive skin, or do not work for anything), and I am still trying to find that miracle cure everyone wants (I have also had doctor prescribed treatments that have not worked at all). Unfortunately I do not have that cure, and I have tried many remedies. Although since I was about 16 I have been using Dreft laundry detergent as a facewash. It does help out a lot with redness, and helps diminish the size of the acne pimples, PLUS my sensitive skin has been perfectly fine! Here is my helpful hint:
- get any bowl or cup that could be used to hold liquids
- mix WELL Dreft with lukewarm-hot water (quantity of each is really what works for you, I use about 1-2 tablespoons of Dreft with about 1/2-2/3 cups water)
- there will still be some detergent flakes that did not dissolve, this is perfectly fine, try to mix as well as possible though, i just use a plain spoon to mix it.
-product will be watery, try as best as possible to cup some in your hand and gently rub on face, just as you would any wash
-rinse THOROUGHLY. you do not want any soapy residue on your face afterwards, it WILL get irritated if you don't rinse it well enough with sensitive skin, or if you use way too much you will get the same effect. it does take a sec to rinse completely off though
-use morning and night
do not treat this post as a miracle remedy, because it is not! I am only a regular acne sufferer posting to give my little trick. As i said this does help my acne a little, best face wash i have ever had. If you do not have oily skin you can still use this, though lessen the amount of Dreft you use, its very drying to the skin. People with eczema I would not recommend this for. Only get the powder detergent, no liquids. And get plain Dreft, no fancy stuff in it like bleach, scents, etc. My skin now is barely oily and no longer red. And my breakouts are smaller and less noticeable than they normally would be! This may work great for mild acne though also, since I do have almost severe. Hope this helps!!! :)