If you’ve been having skin problems, your skin care regimen may be the culprit. Your skin is a natural barrier. It keeps out dirt and free radicals while keeping in moisture and oils. While you should wash your face twice per day (at least at night) over cleansing will strip skin of necessary moisture and oils. The key to good skin is maintaining proper hydration.
A sign of over cleansing is skin that feels taut and tight. This can be from aggressive washing or using a harsh cleanser.
Side effects of over-cleansing include:
• Rashes. If your skin’s natural barrier is damaged then certain products that should sit on the skin like sun block or foundation will penetrate into the skin and cause a reaction.
• Adult acne. Aggressively cleansing your skin can signal to your oil glands to produce more oil. This extra oil causes your moisturizer to not properly soak into skin but sit on top, causing blocked pores and follicles. This can lead to acne.
To discover the best way to care for your skin, call and schedule a 15 minute free consultation with Patti Durkin at Seven Doors. 803.254.1507
Some information taken from About.com