Will Cleansing Several Times a Day Cure Acne?


Did you know that there is such a thing as over-cleansing? The universal rule of “too much of a good thing can be bad” also applies when it comes to washing your face—especially when you have acne.

While keeping your complexion clean is a key component to hygiene and basic skincare, the skin needs to be cleansed only twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Anything more will stress the skin and strip it of its natural protection.

Over-cleansing depletes the skin of its natural oils and, in turn, causes it to produce even more oil, which can lead to more acne. Cut back on over-cleansing, and incorporate a toner for your skin type into your daily skincare regimen to piggyback on the cleansing process without stressing your complexion.

Have you broken the bad habit of over-cleansing once and for all? How has your skin thanked you?

Author: Sara Kosmyna

I'm a freelance writer, makeup artist and brow expert with nearly ten years of professional experience in the beauty industry. Eating healthy, trying new beauty products and writing personal essays are a few of my favorite things. I can usually be found roaming the magazine aisles of bookstores or sitting at the café compulsively shopping online for shoes, books, clothes, and makeup. If I went to the gym as often as I talked about wanting to start exercising, I would have a 12-pack by now. I believe that having a good skincare regimen and expertly groomed eyebrows are two cornerstones to being naturally beautiful.

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