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September 27, 2019 2 min read

We have all had skin problems at one point or another. Dry skin, flaky skin, acne, oily skin, you name it. One thing to consider with your skincare regimen is how often you’re washing your face, and which products you’re using that may be causing more issues. 

Our skin is more powerful than we sometimes give it credit. It naturally acts as a barrier, keeping outside pollutants and dirt out, while keeping the good stuff in, like moisture and oils. If you are over-cleansing your skin, you may run the risk of stripping it of its natural oils that keep your complexion healthy and balanced. This can cause further irritation and, wait for it.. cause you to break out in some instances. 

If you feel like your skin is tight and extremely dry after cleansing, your cleanser may be too harsh for your complexion or you may be over-cleansing. Effects of over-cleansing include:

  • Adult Acne. Over-cleansing can strip the natural oils your body produces and cause your skin to go into overdrive with oil production. The overproduction of oil can clog your pores, causing skin to be more acne prone.
  • Rashes. Products like sunscreen that should sit on top of the skin may permeate into the skin if its natural barrier is damaged.
  • Dry, flaky skin. Your skin may start to get extremely dry and flaky, specifically around your t-zone.

So, what are you supposed to look for when determining which cleanser is right for you? Know your skin type and which cleanser is right for you. 

Gel Cleansers: Best for deep cleansing, gel cleansers decongest clogged pores, remove excess oil from the skin without stripping natural oils and are perfect for acne prone skin. Our Seaweed & Rosehip Facial Cleanser is gel based to give you the deep cleansing you want, without stripping your skin’s natural oils, while balancing your skin’s pH with rosehip oil extract.

Foam Cleansers: Perfect for removing makeup, dirt and oil, foam cleansers are generally strong and can be harsher on skin. If you have naturally dry skin, we recommend steering clear of foam cleansers as it will further strip your skin’s natural oils.

Oil Cleansers: Oil cleansers are great for gently extracting oil and dirt from congested pores without clogging pores with excess oil. The theory behind oil-based cleansers is that oil extracts oil by binding together in the cleansing process. However, if you have acne-prone skin, look for oil-based cleansers includingglycerin or silicone as they are non-acnegenic.

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