When you over-cleanse your skin, you are taking away all the natural
oils that keep your skin healthy.
Some people with oilier skins
sometimes try to get rid of the extra oil by over cleansing, but this
can sometimes do more harm than good, by stripping the skin of it's
essential oils. This will usually leave your skin feeling tight and dry.
If your skin feels taught and dry it might be a sign that you are
using a cleanser that is too harsh for your skin. Cleansers that contain
alcohol can also cause the skin to lose its natural oils.
Overcleansing can cause:
Rashes. Your skin is usually more sensitive to products and substances when over-cleansed.
Acne is caused because your skin tried to compensate for the oil loss.
Moisturizers also have a difficult time sinking into the skin, which
means that they sit on the skin's surface and cause acne problems.