Myths and Truths about Cleansing your Skin

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Myths and truths about cleansing your skin.

Myths and Truths about Cleansing your Face

Cleansers debunked!

Myth: The more you wash, the better

Truth:  Cleansing too often disturbs the skin's pH balance, which in turn affects the skin's immune system, resulting in aging or other problems. Cleanse only once a day (in the evening) to avoid this.

Myth: All cleansers are the same

Truth: You should choose a cleanser based on your skin type and concerns. Annique Rooibos has the Face Facts Cleanser for oily/acne/teen skin, the Lucid Cleanser for dry skin and the Hydrafine Cleanser for normal or combination skin.

Myth: Your skin should feel tight after cleansing

Truth: Tight skin after cleansing is a definite no no, as it means your skin has been stripped of it natural essential oils and is dry and dehydrated as a result. Tight skin could be as a result of hot water, not using the right cleanser for your skin type or over-cleansing.

Myth: Washing with hot water is good

Truth: While steamy hot water might feel soothing on your face, it could actually damage your skin by stripping it of natural oils that keep the protective moisture barrier intact. As a result, water that is too hot could in fact dry out your skon.

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