When it comes to daily must-dos, cleansing is definitely at the top of our list. But has your skin ever felt tight or squeaky after cleansing? That may be a sign that you're overdoing it and stripping your skin of its natural protective oils.
Read on for a 3-step quick guide on gentle cleansing (both face and hair), and follow these steps next time to wash your skin and scalp without stripping away their natural protection!
Step 1: Try reducing your product usage to ⅔ of the usual amount
"The more the merrier" doesn't really apply to cleansing. As long as the cleanser evenly covers every inch of your skin, a thin layer should be enough to clear away buildup and impurities.
Step 2: Avoid strong cleaning agents, such as SLS/SLES
Those ingredients tend to remove skin’s natural oils excessively and over-cleanse your skin. When you wash more frequently, they may cause your skin to become drier, more flaky and more irritated.
Know More: Greenvines' Know More Clarity Cleanser is an SES/SLES-free barely-there sensation cleanser that leaves skin naturally clean and soft, not stripped and tight. It is formulated with a careful combination of desert plant-inspired ingredients to deeply wash away skin impurities while retaining all of the skin’s natural protective oils.
Step 3: Take in the after wash feeling
Take a moment to observe how your scalp and skin feel after cleansing. If it still feels tight, squeaky or parched, you might have over cleansed. Next time, practice again by repeating the first 2 steps. You'll find a cleansing ritual that is exactly just-right for your skin.
Beautiful, healthy skin starts with gentle cleansing. Start practicing tonight to protect your skin and scalp from excessive washing!
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