It is true that excess dirt and oil on your skin can lead to breakouts, so it might seem logical that washing your face more would help get rid of acne. Sorry, if only it were that easy!
There are 4 main causes of acne.
- Excess oil production
- Bacterial Overgrowth
Cleansing may help with excess oil production and bacterial overgrowth. But cleansing skin too much or using a harsh cleanser can actually make all 4 of these factors worse. The main reason is because over-cleansing will weaken your skin’s natural protective barrier. You really only need to cleanse once or twice a day with a gentle cleanser with gentle surfactants that won’t irritate your skin. In particular, stay away from foaming cleansers containing SLS! And if you regularly suffer from acne, you should try to look for cleansers with a PH close to that of skin (PH 5.5). Check out our collection of cleansers! https://herbsoil.co/collections/soap