5 Common Face Washing Mistakes
Cleansing is the most important step in your skin care routine. You wash your face every morning and night – seems simple and straightforward, right? However, there are mistakes many people unknowingly make when cleansing. Proper cleansing is the foundation for clear and healthy skin. Today, we show you how to avoid five common face washing mistakes to ensure you are getting the most out of your skincare routine!
1. Cleanse with lukewarm water for best cleansing results
Cleanse your face using water that is lukewarm– not too hot and not too cold. Cleansing with very warm water strips the skin of its natural oils; therefore, it is not ideal to wash your face while taking a hot shower. On the other hand, while cleansing with cold water can help tighten and close pores, this can also result in pores not being thoroughly cleansed.
2.Wash your hands before cleansing your skin to avoid spreading bacteria
Don’t forget to always wash your hands before cleansing your face, as you don’t want to mix the bacteria on your hands with the cleanser. Bacteria can infect the skin and transfer onto your face, causing more breakouts!
3.Applying cleanser to dry skin can cause irritation
Not dampening your face before applying cleanser can make it difficult to spread the product while washing. Friction caused by rubbing the cleanser on a dry face can lead to skin irritation, redness, and fine lines.
4.Wiping and drying your face with a towel transfers bacteria
Instead of wiping and drying your face with a towel after cleansing, pat it dry with a paper towel. Germs can grow on towels, especially within the humid bathroom environment, and they will thrive unless you wash your towels every day. Wiping your face with these towels transfers the bacteria from them onto your face!
5.Washing your face too fast or for too long can damage your skin
The ideal amount of time you need to cleanse your face is between 30 seconds to one minute. Washing your face for too long can damage the skin’s natural moisture barrier, while washing your face too fast can cause you to miss or not properly cleanse some areas.
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