Overusing products with ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide can actually have negative side effects like redness, dryness and skin irritations. Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks about skin care overuse of certain ingredients.
Skin gets used to what you put on it. If you’re feeding it well, awesome! If you’re not, then there can be problems. A common ingredient that skin gets addicted to is benzoyl peroxide. Usually prescribed for acne, it clears up the skin by killing bacteria and reducing oil production. In the long term, it is extremely drying for most skin types, essentially working like a bleach. Ouch!
Alkaline benzoyl peroxide disturbs your skin’s acid mantle, which should be at a pH of between 4.5-5.5. Once you stop using it, your skin starts to re-balance itself to its natural pH. During what is essentially a detox process, many people find that they break out.
Have patience! These skin detox-induced breakouts should subside after a few weeks. And there are lots of natural remedies for acne and other skin conditions.Rhonda Allison Beta Green tea cleanser and lotion are gentle and great at keeping breakouts away! Available for purchase in the lotus store at www.redlotusskincaresalon.com