An effective cleansing routine using the right cleansers helps remove the excess oil off the skin, reducing the chances of clogging the pores and keeping the skin feeling fresh. Cleanse twice a day, once in the morning, and once before bed to remove the excess oil, dirt, and other pollutants that can stick to your skin. Cleansing is critical, but fight the urge to overdo it. Over-cleansing can irritate the skin, and even cause it to produce more oil than usual to compensate for the lost oil.

Dermatologists look for mild cleansers that remove the excess oil and dirt off of the skin without irritating it. Not irritating the skin is especially important when managing acne prone skin.