Does washing your face seem like the easiest step in your skincare regime? As long as you do it twice a day what can go wrong? Well, there are quite a few slips that you might be making while cleansing your face, and ignoring them can lead to rashes, dryness, irritation, and premature ageing. Here are some of the common face-washing mistakes you might be making.
Let’s pave the way to clean skin, one tip at a time!
Using dirty hands to wash your face
It’s surprising but true that many times we forget to wash our hands before cleansing our faces. Time to rethink this habit! Just think of everything you touch during the day — would you want all that dirt and germs on your face? Therefore not washing your hands before washing your face can transmit this dirt and bacteria from your hands to your face. It can cause skin infections such as redness, rashes, and itchiness. And to avoid these skin problems, wash your hands properly with soap and then proceed with face cleansing.
Not removing your makeup first
It is wiser to cleanse your makeup with a cleansing balm first, our Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm removes all traces of dirt, makeup and impurities. And packed with salicylic acid, it gently exfoliates your skin while unclogging the pores. Then follow it up with a 2-in-1 lightweight, oil-based cleanser that removes all traces of dirt, long-wear makeup and impurities like our Mon Cherry Brightening Foam Cleanser. Post cleansing, pat your skin dry and then use a hydrating essence. Try our Mon Cherry Intense Brightening Essence - it's lightweight with a refreshing formula that delivers a boost of moisture and glow.
Don’t rub your face
Do you use a towel to rub and dry your face? Please, stop. Avoid using a towel on your face altogether, and use a soft washcloth or even a tissue instead. Alternatively, you can let the water seep into the skin by gently tapping, or letting it air-dry.
Using the wrong cleanser for your skin type
Your first and foremost step is to know your skin type. Once you’re sure of that, you can choose a cleanser accordingly. Here’s a guide that will help.
Not paying attention to the ingredients
Skincare products that include niacinamide and glycerin are great for your skin as they help to visibly minimize enlarged pores and improve uneven skin tone. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, invest in a cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid in them. One should look at their ingredient list before buying a cleanser. If it consists of unnecessary additives like fragrance, colour, and alcohol on the label – it’s best to steer clear.
Don’t over-wash your skin
The key to achieving healthy and glowing skin is consistency. Wash your face at least twice a day—once in the morning when you shower and then before you hit the bed. Indeed, too much of anything isn’t good for your skin. Over washing your skin can cause irritation and dryness, as it strips away the natural moisture. It stimulates unwanted oil production making your skin look oily and greasy. Washing your face twice a day is more than enough to keep it dirt-free and clean.
These above tiny mistakes can lead to skin complications in the future. Pay extra attention while cleansing your face as it will definitely reward you in the long run!