I love to help people have their best possible skin, so I’m always giving advice on how to get it. One of the most asked questions I receive is “why does my face feel tight and dry after cleansing?”
Last month I launched a free mini skincare quiz (fill it in here and wait for me to send your bespoke advice), which is super-popular, and I’m receiving feedback that people are seeing huge improvements in their skin already.
A big issue is cleansing, and feeling tight and dry after cleansing. It seems that lots of you are over-cleansing, which causes the following issues:
- a dry, tight feeling after cleansing or all day
- dry, flaky patches
- dull skin
- outbreaks, because your skin is confused and trying to produce more sebum.
Our skin produces sebum (an oily substance produced in the sebaceous glands) to keep our skin hydrated, protected, gorgeous and soft and glowy. If we remove too much of this by over-cleansing, we are asking for trouble and some, or maybe all, of the above problems occur.
I regularly advise women to stop cleansing so much – one cleanse a day (normally at the end of the day, and particularly if you wear make up) is enough. And using an oil-based cleanser rather than a foaming one is much better for you too, no matter what your skin-type. Foaming cleansers tend to contain sulphates which are way to harsh for delicate facial skin – they remove too much sebum leaving skin exposed, dry and confused.
I hand-make two different cleansers, just using natural oils, with no hidden nasties, that work in harmony with your skin:
You can also cleanse with my homegrown Organic Calendula Oil.
I hope this helps you to have your best possible skin. I really want you to glow, naturally.
Do let me know if you have any questions.