Importance Of Proper Face Wash

Importance Of Proper Face Wash

Many of us make this mistake and don't clean skin on the face properly. Sometimes we quickly rinse it off in the shower, go to bed with makeup on, or even worse - we use face cloth. Here are the five most common face cleansing mistakes.

Fast = Bad
If you are tired after a busy day, you still shouldn't skip cleansing. Don't immediately give in to the urge to jump into bed and fail to properly clean your face. Your skin will thank you for it later. Why don't you massage your face for a few seconds while cleaning? This helps to reduce the stress of the day and let you sleep better.

Hot Water
If you wash your face using hot water, inflammation occurs, the skin's capillaries get damaged and the natural oils are washed away, making the skin prone to redness and dryness. The best way is to use cold to lukewarm water. You can also use a micellar water on a cotton pad and press it gently on your face for a few seconds. This helps dissolve makeup and dirt before removing it completely with a cleanser.

Unsuitable Products
Each person is different and so is the skin. Aggressive ingredients available in many cleansers can be responsible for a whole range of skin problems. A "clean" feeling after unsuitable cleanse is a sign that the skin's protective oils have been washed away by the harsh ingredients or drying alcohol. As every skin is different, it is important and appropriate to use a facial cleanser suitable for condition of your skin.

Over Exfoliating
Exfoliation is good for the skin, but only if performed not too often or and using right products. Many exfoliants may cause irritation or damage to the skin. Therefore, avoid 2-in-1 products with an integrated peeling effect for daily cleansing - there's no skin able for daily exfoliation without damage.
Exfoliating once a week with right exfoliant is good for your skin, but not more often.

Face Cloth
We are so against washing face by rubbing: with sponges, clothes, sonic brushes or daily scrubs. Exfoliation of dead epidermis is very important in skin care, but rubbing the face too often leads to its irritation. This is because the skin does not have time to regenerate. Instead of exfoliating dead skin cells, we start to irritate its living layers. Depending on your skin type, there may be two situations: the skin may start to defend itself, which will lead to increased oiliness of the skin, eczema and enlarged pores, or the skin will be red, overactive with dilated capillaries, which in turn may lead to the development of couperose skin or even rosacea.

Another argument against re-usable face cloths is their disinfection. It is not enough to wash such a gadget with soap and water. Most of the exfoliated epidermal cells accumulate in such a brush/sponge, which, combined with a moist environment, favors the growth of bacteria that we put on our face with its repeated use. Perhaps boiling water, spirit or isopropyl alcohol would be able to adequately decontaminate these accessories, but another problem arises: the place of drying and storage - is it sterile?