What can excessive care lead to

Without regular care, it's impossible to achieve healthy and beautiful facial skin. However, it's important to maintain a balance in this matter, as excessive use of creams, serums, and other cosmetics can negatively affect the condition of our skin.

The main sign that you are too engrossed in skincare products is irritation and increased sensitivity. General discomfort, tightness, dryness, burning, itching, redness, and even pain can occur. If you regularly experience at least two symptoms from the list, then there is a high probability that you are excessively caring for your skin or have chosen the wrong cosmetics.

Excessive cleansing

Overwashing is a direct path to dryness and irritation of the skin, as well as much more serious problems. Specialists recommend that individuals with dry skin perform a full cleansing procedure only in the evening, and in the morning, simply wash with cool water without additional cosmetics. This may not be enough for oily and combination skin types – overnight, too much sebum is produced, the excess of which needs to be removed with a cleansing product.

Regardless of your skin type and how many times a day you wash your face, try to avoid aggressive products that strip the skin excessively.

Active exfoliation

Exfoliation refreshes the skin tone and improves its texture. However, if such products are applied too often, the skin perceives it as aggressive and reacts by activating protective responses. The result can be enlarged pores, pigmentation, and a dull complexion.

On average, it's enough to use exfoliating cosmetics 1-2 times a week.

Excessive moisturizing

You might think, what's wrong with moisturizing? But excessive use of moisturizers can disrupt the natural processes of skin functioning, causing it to stop working on its own. It's important to moisturize regularly, but not to apply too much cream to avoid hindering the skin's own activity. Use as much cream as your skin can absorb.

How to care for your skin in moderation

Firstly, accept the fact that everyone's skin is different from birth, and there's no need to strive for some ideal. Comedones, enlarged pores, and wrinkles are normal variants. They can be reduced, but don't try to eliminate them completely.

If you have serious problems, it's worth visiting a cosmetologist who will develop a competent individual care program.

And don't forget that exaggerating with beneficial components is no less harmful than not getting enough of them. Typically, one cosmetic product contains about 50-70 ingredients. And if you simultaneously use several products with active components, your skin may receive an overly saturated cocktail. Moreover, it's important to remember that not all components go well together. For example, using multiple acids at the same time will lead to irritation and damage to the lipid barrier.