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Irritated or dry skin

I’ve overused actives and my skin is irritated.

Skin care is important, but you can overdo it sometimes. It usually depends on which actives you are using, but in general when experiencing irritation, it's best to take a one week break from the actives in your regimen. Focus on gentle cleansing and mild ingredients to hydrate and repair the skin. 

Is it possible to use too many active ingredients at the same time?

Some ingredients can be more drying than others. You can strip away the good oils and actually cause compensatory hyper-secretion of oil into the pores and more breakouts. The perfect balance of products should leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft to the touch. It shouldn’t feel tight or dry.

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