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Cerave Hydrating Face Wash

Cerave Hydrating Face Wash
Cerave Hydrating Face Wash

CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash | 16 Ounce | Daily Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin | Fragrance-Free

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I have been using this Cerave Hydrating Face Wash for about a month now. I wanted to wait to post a review to make sure my results weren’t just a fluke thing. I suffer from cystic acne.

I have since I was a teenager. I am now in my early 30’s. I’ll get normal pimples here and there, but I more commonly get deep cystic pimples that I could do absolutely nothing about besides wait (sometimes up to a month or two) for them to finally go away on their own. I have tried too many products to count ranging from Proactiv to Differin to every over the counter face wash/cream/gel you can think of.

I tried changing my diet numerous times and cutting out certain foods that are known for causing acne flare ups. I have tried everything. I take Ortho Tri-Cyclen birth control pills since they are supposed to help with acne and also because birth control is supposed to help regulate hormones, and cystic acne is supposedly caused by imbalanced hormones. I got this face wash on a whim.

I figured I’ve tried every acne product out there and always end up with dry, flaky skin (but would still get at least one new break out per week on average). I have read that acne can result from over drying of the skin – that your face produces excess oil to compensate for the drying facial products and the excess oil results in more clogged pores/acne. To be honest, I never bought into that and continued trying a million acne products.

I finally broke down and purchased CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash – going in the complete opposite direction of all the products I’ve used in the past. I figured why not try it? My skin is clear for the first time in YEARS. I haven’t had a new break out in two weeks now (which is truly miraculous for me).

I still have areas that are healing (which is to be expected), but my skin is smooth. No more bumps and red spots. No more painful cystic acne. I don’t know if this is the solution for everyone with acne, but this worked for me. It does feel weird to wash with until you get used to it. I am used to using products that leave your face “squeaky clean”.

This is more like washing with what feels like a lotion. It is fragrance free, which is a definite plus for anyone (like me) with sensitive skin. But my face is smooth and no longer flaky and tight feeling like it was before. Definitely worth trying if you suffer from acne.

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