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Washing your face seems like a basic thing to do and I bet everyone confidently think it is damn easy :All you need to do is lather up, rinse off, and you’re good to go. But if your skin is still somehow lacking in the “fresh, dewy” department, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at your cleansing methods. As it turns out, a few seemingly harmless face-washing habits can lead to big skin problems, like excessive dryness or oiliness — and worse, some can even induce breakouts. Avoid these increasingly common cleansing mistakes for better, clearer skin.
You’re not choosing the correct products for your skin type.
Using the right cleanser for your skin type whether dry, oily, or acne-prone can make so much difference! Remember this rule of thumb, your cleanser of choice should completely remove all traces of makeup, dirt, excess oil and any other day-to-day grime, but it shouldn’t strip your skin of its natural supply of oils. Those who find themselves breaking out frequently or blotting away oil throughout the day should stick with an anti-inflammatory gel cleanser,. On the other hand, opt for a creamy wash or hydrating cleansing lotion if you find yourself with perpetually dehydrated skin.
You use hot water to wash your face.
It is best to rinse your face with lukewarm water instead. Using hot water depletes your face’s moisture supply and as a result, sands glands below the surface of your skin will produce more oil to combat the sudden dryness. Your skin will become oily and dehydrated at the same. We don’t want that to happen don’t we? So stop using hot water to wash your face.
You are over-exfoliating your skin.
Exfoliating can do wonders for the skin. It sloughing off the dead cells that build up over time allows products to penetrate, but rough scrubs and too-frequent exfoliation can also cause unnecessary irritation. If a scrub contains particles with jagged edges, it can create microscopic tears, and put you at risk for infection. Scrub up no more than two times a week to keep skin refreshed.
You aren’t consistent when it comes to cleansing.
Try sticking to the same routine, no matter the day or circumstance rather than switching it up when you’re feeling a little bit lazy. If you aren’t committed to your skincare routine, you won’t see the results that you want. Never ever go to bed without washing your skin first. If you wearing heavy makeup that day, try to include double cleansing method during your PM routine and see the difference it will make to your skin.
You’re washing your face with dirty hands.
You need to make sure your hands are clean if you’re touching your face, or you risk introducing bacteria to the skin. Our hands is the dirtiest. We touch literally everything. There is no harm in washing your hands as often as you can be especially during this pandemic. Keep your hygiene in check always.