Did you know this is a HUGE Myth?! ⠀⠀
Having Tight dry skin DOES NOT mean it is super clean... it means it has been STRIPPED of or lacking natural oils.
I often say to my clients in clinic if your leg or arm was dry, tight and possibly itchy you would run to the cupboard and moisture it straight away – and they all agree.
Yet, the use of harsh abrasive skincare ingredients such as Alcohols, Sulphates and Foaming products has led us to believe this is ‘Normal’ for our face!
The point is, this feeling or ‘state’ of your skin could even be the root of your skin problem(s).
Why? Your skin needs a level of oil for protection (Acid mantle), hydration and it also forms the correct PH balance to stop bacteria overgrowth and pathogens getting in which in turn causes sensitivity issues and further reactions or breakouts.
Are you starting to see why this is a myth and not a normal state for your skin to be in?
What do i do next? A top tip is turn over your products and read the ingredients, forget what the label says after all it’s only used to lure you to purchase.
If it contains Alcohol - Denat/ SD Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or an acid high up the ingredient list, then it’s probably time to pop it in the bin (there are more nasties than those listed above but these are probably the worst bad guys for now)
These alcohols can cause dryness, irritation and breakouts. So, we’re firm believers that they don’t have a place in skincare.
As mentioned above they also deteriorate your skin’s protective barrier which means your skin is no longer effective at keeping moisture in and the bad guys out ... I’m guessing you are ready to go check out those skincare ingredients? ⠀⠀
If this has made you think about what you are using on your skin or you need help finding out if what your using is helping or hindering then why not book a Skin Analysis and Consultation where we can chat through everything Skin and skincare and find solutions that will help you on your journey to healthy skin.
Clinic Director & Expert Skin Therapist