Could Over Cleansing Be Affecting Your Skin?
Cleansing is a necessary part of a skin care routine but you can have too much of a good thing. When you cleanse too frequently or with the wrong products you could be causing damage to it. “Over cleansing can strip the top layer of skin cells and the lipids,” says board-certified dermatologist and Garnier expert Dr. Diane Madfes. “It takes our body eight hours to restore our levels.” There are ways to avoid over cleansing and potentially hurting your skin. Find out how below.
1. Don’t Try To Achieve A Squeaky Clean
Many people think that they need to achieve squeaky clean skin when they cleanse but that isn’t necessarily the best for your skin. Don’t mistake that slippery, tight feeling with effectiveness, it may actually be damaging for your skin. Also any skin issues you might have — blemishes, dark spots, dullness — won’t go away because you are cleansing your skin with more rigor. You will be able to alleviate your skin of those issues by using effective skin care products.
2. Don’t Cleanse More Than Twice A Day
It can be tempting to wash your skin a lot especially if it’s oily or has blemishes. However if you wash your skin too often it can disrupt your skin’s barrier function and can cause an imbalance in your skin’s PH. In response to the lack of oil and hydration of your skin, your skin may begin to overproduce oil and sebum to counteract your frequent cleansing.
3. Change Cleansers If Your Skin Feels Tight
If your skin consistently feels uncomfortable after cleansing you may be using a product that is not compatible for your skin type. Switch to something gentler that cleanses your skin without making it feel raw. The best cleanser for you should make your skin feel refreshed and clean but not irritated or dried out. Find out here which cleanser is right for you.
Another tip is to avoid cleansing with hot water. This can dry out your skin. Cleanse with lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser for best results. Another gentle way to cleanse that avoids water entirely is micellar water. Garnier SkinActive’s Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser effectively removes makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. It’s a multi-purpose cleanser formulated with Micelle technology. Like a magnet, the micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean, hydrated and refreshed without over-drying.
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