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Skin Health — cleansing

Is Your Facial Cleansing Routine Causing More Harm Than Good?

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Is Your Facial Cleansing Routine Causing More Harm Than Good?

Overzealous face washing, can actually cause more harm than good. Constant washing, especially with products designed to combat oiliness, can strip skin of its own natural oils and compromise its barrier, which can set you up for irritation and derma-dehydration. Avoid cleansers that contain harsh surfactants, which rid skin of too much oil and leave it unnaturally dry. Read the labels. Some common surfactants include sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), and ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS). Instead, look for gentler cleaning agents, which may be derived from coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter, among others. Rub...

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