Yes, this may seem quite silly to you. You must be thinking that I have been doing this for my whole life and I still have the face right up there. So there is nothing wrong with what I am doing. Right?
Something that you need to know about washing your face is that you may do more damage to it if you do it in the wrong way. With time, you may experience irritation, dryness, wrinkles, and premature sagging. So let’s see what you need to do to save your face.
7 Common Mistakes of Washing Your Face
1. Get the right cleanser
Everyone has a different type of skin. So based on your skin type, you need to have a pH-balanced cleanser. So if you have oily skin, use gel or foaming cleanser and if you have dry skin, use a creamier cleanser. Don’t use soap on your face. It will make your face dry.
2. Clean your hands
Now, this is something most people must have neglected, right? Do you want to wash your face with your dirty hands? No, right? So wash your hands first before you wash your face.
3. Keep a clean washcloth
Use a fresh and clean washcloth every time. If you are using the same washcloth again make sure to keep it clean before you use it. Otherwise, use a new washcloth every time. Washcloth once used may contain dirt and again using it means you are applying them back to your face.
4. Use lukewarm water
To keep your face safe and hydrated use lukewarm water. Too hot or cold water is not good for your skin.
5. Avoid over exfoliating
There are some people who use a large number of scrubs and exfoliants on the skin. Avoid using that. Be gentle to your face. When it comes to scrubs, avoid using the ones which have harsh grains. Using such kinds of products may damage your skin.
6. Remove cleanser completely
When you wash your face using a cleanser, make sure to clean it properly. If any particle is left behind, it may make your skin dry.
7. Wash twice a day
Many people don’t wash their faces enough times. It has been suggested that you should wash your face twice a day. The first time when you wake up in the morning, in order to remove the bacteria and dirt, that has settled on the face during the nighttime and next when you go to sleep, in order to remove your make-up and dirt collected throughout the day.
Your face has the most sensitive skin compared to the other part of your body. So you need to protect your face skin. Taking such small steps will help you to improve the condition of your face and look young and supple for some more years.