Do You Cleanse Too Much?

Cleaning your skin is an important part of maintaining a healthy-looking face, but did you know that there is such a thing as over-cleansing?  Botixue’s Tacoma botox clinic advises you to look out for the following signs that you need to ease up on your facial hygiene.

  • If your skin feels tight after you cleanse, you may need to cleanse less frequently or switch to a gentler cleanser.

  • Some rashes can be a sign that you’ve stripped away the protective outer layer of your skin.  Doing this lets your skin absorb topical products that should be sitting on your skin’s surface, like sunscreen; these products were not meant to be absorbed, and may trigger a rash.

  • Adult acne can be the result of a “panic response” in your skin, where your oil glands boost their output to compensate for what is taken away in overcleansing.

  • If you experience red, flaking scales around your scalp or t-zone, this may be something called seborrheic dermatitis.  This is another symptom of overcleansing.