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Is Your Face Wash Causing Breakouts?

By Genevieve Cunningham

There’s nothing like the pleasure of rocking clear skin. When we’re young, we’re told to wash our face twice a day, never go to bed with makeup on our face, and find the perfect face wash for our particular skin. While these are generally good tips, is that really all there is to it? What if you’re doing all of these, and yet your face is still breaking out? The answer might be in your face wash. Take a look at these reasons why your face wash might be contributing to blemishes, and what you can do about it.

It Dries You Out

If you use a face wash that is too harsh for your skin, it can dry you out. While this might sound like the answer to getting rid of pimples, it doesn’t work that way. When you dry your skin too much, your body thinks that it should produce more oil. And what do you wind up with? An oily face. Check your face wash for this drying factor, and if it’s happening to you, it might be time for a gentler form.

You’re Allergic to the Ingredients

People think that because it’s a soap, it must be safe. But not all washes are made equal. Check the ingredients of your cleanser. Chances are good there are quite a few listed there. If you’re suffering breakouts for no reason, it might be one of those many ingredients that is causing the problem. Try adjusting to a wash with fewer ingredients and you may be able to narrow down the problem and control future blemishes.

What Options Do You Have?

If you’re happy with your face wash and skin care routine, there’s no sense in rocking the boat. But if you’re not, you have a few different options. First, you can always talk to a professional. They may be able to point you in the right direction. If you don’t need a step quite so drastic, you can try a new cleaner. Just make sure that you give it a fair amount of time to work before nixing it or going all in. Lastly, you can always opt for natural measures. Many people use coconut oil, jojoba oil, and even a concoction of baking soda and filtered water to wash their face. Take your time and find what works for you, and you’ll be better off in the long run.

Your face is one of the first things that people notice about you, so it’s completely natural to want it clean and clear. If you have trouble with acne, make sure your face wash is compatible with your skin, and make changes where necessary. With some patience and diligence, you can have that perfect skin that glows all year long.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.


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