Are you cleansing your face correctly?
Ahh, cleansing! It seems like the simplest part of your skin routine. No one could possibly get it wrong, right? Incorrect. You’d be shocked by how many people end up doing their skin more harm than good by cleansing ineffectively or over-cleansing.
Unsure if you’re cleansing the RIGHT way? Don’t stress, we’ve got your back with everything you need to know about cleansing right here. How convenient!
But first, we need to talk about your acid mantle.
Your acid mantle is the fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of your face that acts as a barrier to bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that might otherwise penetrate your skin. Your acid mantle is a mix of sweat and sebum (oil). Sounds gross, but these two things are incredibly necessary for maintaining clear and healthy skin.
Okay, so now that we’re done geeking out, what does your acid mantle have to do with cleansing? The short answer: EVERYTHING.
Is your cleanser messing up your acid mantle?
The purpose of cleansing is to wash any makeup and dirt from your face. But if your cleanser is too harsh it will also deteriorate your skin’s acid mantle barrier. When this barrier is compromised, not only are you exposed to contaminants, but your oil glands go into overdrive, producing an excessive amount of sebum oil to compensate.
That tight, squeaky clean feeling you get after cleansing? Yeah, that’s a direct sign you’re using the wrong cleanser and the aftermath isn’t pretty. Using harsh cleansers generally goes one of two ways, either you dehydrate your skin (which causes early signs of aging), or your skin will start producing excess oil (clogging pores and causing pimples). The worst part? Many people start cleansing, even more, when their skin gets oily. So it becomes a never-ending cycle!
What cleansers are too harsh for your face?
Common culprits include foaming cleansers, scrubs, soaps, and any cleanser with harsh, unnatural ingredients. If you want to GUARANTEE you’re using a cleanser that isn’t damaging your skin, your best bet is to opt for an oil cleanser.
Oil cleansing is ideal for ALL skin types. Oil dissolves oil without stripping your skin. So, although oil cleansing will remove any excess sebum oil, it won’t completely remove it and dehydrate your skin. Cleansing oils also hydrate and nourish drier skin, while still removing dirt and makeup.
GoodieCo has you covered, girl!
Our Cleansing Oils are made with all-natural ingredients native to Australia, so you can ensure you’re not putting any harsh chemicals or toxins on your face! These Cleansing Oils will reverse damage caused by harsh products - restoring life, moisture and balance to all skin types.
Our Mint Purifying Cleansing Oil is designed to balance and cleanse oily skin, while our Next Level Enriched Cleansing Oil hydrates and cleanses dry and sensitive skin.
Are you ready to see what a difference oil cleansing can make and get healthy, radiant skin in 7 days? Check out our Cleansing Oils here.