The most common mistakes using acne cleansers

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Choosing the right cleanser for your skin type and acne severity is super important, but once you have the right products, you have to use them correctly, too. Have your MDacne customized kit and ready to go? Here are five tips for cleansing your face the right way.

Be Careful Not To Overdo It

Too much cleansing’s bad both for dry skin and oily skin. If you have dry skin, over-washing can make it too dry. If you have oily skin, over-washing can cause over-stimulation and increase the secretion of fat. In any case, no matter what skin type you have, you should always wash your face twice a day.

Don’t Use Too Much Product.

More product doesn’t = better results. Once you have the right cleanser for your skin type, we recommend using a small amount (No more than the size of a small green pea). You can dilute your cleanser with water in the palm of your hand before you apply it to the skin!

Don’t Use Too Harsh Of Detergents On The Face And Hands.

Using cleansers with alcohol in them will result in a nice, tight feeling on your skin. Sounds good, right? No! Avoid alcohol-based cleansers. Regular use of these cleansers will cause the skin to be too dry, scaly, and sometimes itchy and covered fine scales.

Don’t Rub Your Skin Too Hard.

Scrubbing and rubbing the skin will dry and irritate your face, which can cause an even more intense acne breakout. Always be really gentle with your skin!

Don’t Leave Cleanser Residue On Your Face.

It’s important to wash your face, but it’s also important to rinse your face thoroughly after washing it! Make sure to splash water on all parts of your face to remove ALL of your anti-acne cleansers each time you wash your face.

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