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| by Sara Khalil

Fustany Tried It: This Is the Only Cleanser That Worked for My Oily Skin

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming gel was, you could say, my skin's saviour from acne! Previously cleansing gels, made for oily skin, really dried out my skin because they're formulated to remove oil build up on the skin. As you know, this is not really the best solution for your skin because using a harsh drying facial wash can cause the skin to even release more oil to make up for the lost hydration, which can cause you to break out further with acne and pimples

The La Roche-Posay Effaclar creasing gel is different In how it's also catered for sensitive skin. It's texture is a nice soft gel that doesn't cause my skin dryness at all. It only gives my skin a very faint feeling of cleanliness and dryness, which I'm used to restoring using 2 drops of Jojoba oil. The product also claims to balance the PH levels of the skin, which I did notice after using it for a while. My skin did start to feel more even and balanced, not dry and a lot less oily. My acne also decreased noticeably.

I suggest rubbing the gel in your palms with water a bit before massaging it onto your face, that way you're activating the product and ensuring maximum results. Use only a pea sized amount every time you wash your face, from experience, it is more than enough to clean your entire face well. One bottle will last you at least 3 months! For me, this is perfect and very wallet friendly. The La Roche-Posay Effaclar gel costs around 300 LE. 

I would suggest that even if you do have oily skin, you should use moisturizer twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. It would be better if you find a light moisturizer specifically for your skin type or 2 drops of a light oil, like Jojoba oil, which absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn't give your skin that oily feeling we hate, unless you use too much. Exfoliating once a week and then moisturizing is also really good for your skin, if you suffer from acne or breakouts. 

And finally, if you have combination or oily skin like me, I really do recommend this product for you. Try out and see!

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