The first time I was introduced to Cetaphil® products, I was in high school, struggling with cystic acne. I had been using harsh cleansers on my skin, thinking they would improve my acne, but they just made my skin dry and exacerbated the problem.
After months of crazy breakouts, I decided to take a different approach and picked up a bottle of Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser on a whim one day at the drugstore. The bottle said it was dermatologist-recommended (by more dermatologists and pediatricians than any other cleanser and moisturizer brand) and gentle, so I figured at that point, I had nothing to lose.
Over the years I have read so many articles on skin care and every expert kept reinforcing the same message: if you have skin problems, over-cleansing and using harsh cleansers will do more bad than good. If you strip your skin too much, it will produce more oil to overcompensate for that loss, leading to more breakouts and more sensitivity.
As I get older, I still abide by the advice I read so long ago: gentle is best. Because I’m still nursing, I very much restrict my skin care routine and keeping it simple has worked wonders for me. I use cleanser, moisturizer, occasionally eye cream and a spot treatment if needed. That’s it. There are many skin care products that should be avoided during both pregnancy and nursing, so I’m careful to incorporate gentle products into my routine that are safe for baby and for me.
Speaking of babies: Cetaphil also has a line of baby products that are paraben free, colorant free, mineral-oil free and hypoallergenic. Lincoln has eczema so we have to be careful with what we use on his sensitive skin as well.
If you’re looking for a gentle cleanser that’s going to leave skin clean feeling (but not stripped) consider trying Cetaphil. It can be purchased at food, drug, club, and specialty retailers nationwide, and online.
I also got to test out Cetaphil’s body moisturizer which I had never tried before and it’s nice and rich and just what I need for my winter skin. It’s not super cold in Houston, but my office is freezing and I use a space heater at my desk all winter. Though it keeps me toasty and comfortable, it makes my skin super dry (and my hands get really dry and cracked from using my car’s heater too) so the cream has helped soothe that dry and cracked skin. I keep it at my desk now!
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