People often think that they can not get “clean” radiant, healthier looking skin, without being aggressive. But what most people don’t understand about their skin is- that it is an organ, just like your heart, kidneys, liver etc. Would you pour chemical acid peels,use harsh scrubs, or clarisonic brushes, any of those organs?? I would hope not.
Think of it this way, anything you attack usually fights back, or begins to weaken. This is exactly what happens to skin that is being treated roughly. It will usually fight back by becoming inflamed, dry, tight, flaky and is usually prone to more break outs and premature ageing. When you attack and strip the acid mantel( the very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of the skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, viruses and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin) by way of using brushes, chemicals and harsh, abrasive scrubs, your skin becomes more vulnerable to infections and dehydration. When there is dehydration, caused by aggression, your skin will produce more oil to try to compensate for what has been stripped. This can leave you in a tail spin between, dry, red, acneic and oily skin- which is what you were tryng to remedy, or prevent in the first place.
The key to healthy, radiant, clear skin, is kindness. Nourishment, not aggression. Use gentle, non toxic cleansers, gentle exfoliants, and healing nourishing hydrators. You will notice your skin heal!
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