Who knew there was an acne-enemy hiding in your favorite comfy sweater?!
A lot of laundry detergents contain pore-clogging ingredients or fragrances that will cause you to breakout without you even knowing it. And don’t let “organic” or “natural” labels fool you; they will all clog your precious pores as they contain oils that you should avoid as well. We always recommend that our clients use a ‘clean and free’ type of detergent; something with no dyes or harsh chemicals and to take a look at the ingredients. It always pays to use precaution and not just go by the label, but actually investigating what’s inside.
Also did you know those fabric softeners that smell so lovely and put the cozy in your coziest fabrics can aggravate your acne? What makes everything soft is a waxy residue that can transfer to your skin and clog your pores. This goes for ANY fabric softener—the ones you put in your washer OR those little sheets you put in your dryer. STAY AWAY FROM THEM! But there is still hope! You can pick up a pair of anti-static dryer balls for about $5 at your local drug store.
These tips can be huge when it comes to getting you clear faster and keeping you clear longer.
5 Safe Detergents for Acne Prone Skin
- Tide – Free & Gentle
- Up & Up – Free & Clear (Target brand)
- Charlie’s Laundry Soap
- Babyganics 3x Laundry Detergent (Fragrance Free)
- All Stainlifters Free and Clear