Common Skincare Myths
Skin should feel tight after cleansing
As much as we love the feeling of clean skin, once you have cleansed your skin should feel fresh and supple rather than tight. Tightness in the skin may actually be a sign that your cleanser is too harsh and not suitable for your for your skin. type
If your face feels tight after washing, this may be because the skin has been stripped bare and robbed if natural oils required to keep it comfortable and balanced . This can increase the appearance of fine lines and lead to breakouts. To combat this, you might want to switch out your cleanser to something gentler such as a creamy cleanser, a cleansing balm or oil.
For more cleansing tips and tricks read our cleanser FAQ
Pores can shrink and expand
Pores are not like doors; they don’t open and close. Pores are a natural part of the skin structure, where sebum (produced in the sebaceous glands) reaches the skin’s surface. Dead skin cells, sebum, dirt and grime in our environment build up along with residual makeup and this can make pores appear larger, more visible, hence why they look larger and open. You can’t shrink pores, but you can minimise their appearance with thorough cleansing and exfoliating.