Dry Skin: Gently Cleanse
How to Treat
When selecting a facial cleanser, you should avoid soaps and cleansers that contain harsh ingredients like alcohol, retinoids, or high % alpha hydroxy acids that are not natural constituents of our skin. Also, the cleanser should be pH balanced, within 4.5 – 5.5 range, not highly acidic or alkaline.
How the cleanser is applied is also an important consideration. Use just your fingertips and gently rub your face instead of using a more abrasive sponge or washcloth or rotary brush. Don’t scrub the skin on your face, as this can cause irritation.
Avoid washing your face multiple times a day, as this could lead to striping the barrier exacerbating the condition.