Is Rebound Effect Myth or Truth

What Is The Rebound Effect On The Skin?

You take care of your skin with all love, but it suddenly has an unexpected reaction and is very contrary to what you wanted. Understand if this is what the rebound effect is, if it is justified, and, above all, how to avoid it 

If you have combination or oily skin, you’ve probably heard that washing your skin too much increases fat production and can even cause more blackheads and pimples. This increase in oiliness would be a consequence of the famous rebound effect.    

But, after all

To understand the rebound effect, it is important to know that it does not only refer to the increase in fat production. In fact, it is the result of any type of aggression that triggers the skin’s natural protective mechanisms. Therefore, it is strongly linked to the skin barrier ( hydrolipidic mantle ) and to the skin’s defense system: whenever it is attacked and becomes unbalanced, the defense of our organism are activated and can generate the rebound effect.

Therefore, there are several types of rebound effects, and they can happen on any skin type, not just mixed or oily. Itching, redness, dryness, hypersensitivity… All these can be considered a rebound effect, as they are responses of our immune system. 

Does washing the skin too much cause a rebound effect? 

Excessive washing can indeed cause a rebound effect. That’s because every time we wash our face (or body), we interfere with the integrity of the skin barrier – either by pH or water temperature, use of products inappropriate for the type and condition of the skin or with ingredients potentially irritating. 

But that doesn’t mean we should stop washing our skin. Cleaning is a fundamental step of the care routine and must be done daily to remove residues of pollution, sweat, products such as sunscreen, makeup, and other elements that are deposited on the skin. In addition, clean skin is better prepared to receive the next steps of your skincare routine and better absorb the assets of the formulas.  

How to avoid the rebound effect? 

The best way to avoid the rebound effect is to take care of the balance of the skin barrier. That’s why it’s important to know your skin type, know what it needs and how it behaves. 

A few simple precautions can help you with this task: 

1. Wash skin only when necessary. In general, twice a day is enough: in the morning and in the evening. The water temperature should be mild – not too hot, not too cold. 

2. Use gentle cleansers with a physiological pH and no potentially irritating ingredients. 

3. Moisturize skin immediately after washing. 

4. When introducing a new product into your skincare routine, do it little by little – one product at a time. This way, you can observe how your skin reacts to each one and, if there is any reaction, it will be easier to identify which formula caused the unwanted effects.    

5. In addition to using products suitable for your skin type and condition, prefer biomimetic formulas, which are those that have only ingredients that mimic the skin’s natural mechanisms. When the skin recognizes what we put on it, it takes advantage of it and absorbs the activities better, and the chances of adverse reactions are lower.

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Fun Fact

What happens when you rub skin too much?

Prolonged rubbing on the skin makes your skin sting or burn, and you develop a mild, red rash.

Kelly W
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