Always thought that squeezing pimples or going to sleep with your make-up is the worst thing you can do with your skin? Think again. Cleaning your face in the wrong way turns out to be at least as harmful, causing pimples and wrinkles to appear more quickly. These are the biggest mistakes you can make when washing your face and how you do it in the right way.
1. You only use cleaning wipes
Cleansing wipes are great to take off your make-up, but they do not cleanse your skin. That is why it is important to always clean your face with a mild cleanser. The softest way to remove your makeup is with a cleansing balm. Massage a small amount with your fingertips gently into your skin, add some water and rinse thoroughly.
2. You are using the wrong product
If your skin feels taut after washing, you probably use a too hard cleaner. As a result, you scrub away the protective barrier from your skin. Choose a mild, oil-based product for sensitive skin to minimize damage.
3. You wash your face too much
Washing your face once or twice a day is more than enough. If you were more, your skin will get irritated more quickly. So, if you do not wear a make-up once a day, leave your products on the side in the evening and your face is only with lukewarm water.
4. Washing your face with too hot or too cold water
Although warm water may feel good, it can damage the natural protective oils of your skin, leading to dehydration and overproduction of sebum. Lukewarm water is the best way to gently, but effectively, cleanse your skin.
5. You scrub your skin too much
Scrubbing your skin too much causes it to dry out and ignite faster. Therefore, limit yourself to one or a maximum of twice a week.
6. You rub your skin dry
Although it can do good to dry your skin, it can lead to more wrinkles and irritation. That’s why you better dry your face. Always choose a new, clean towel to prevent the spread of bacteria as much as possible.
7. You wait too long to hydrate your skin
If you wait until your skin is completely dry to hydrate them, your skin will not take up the active ingredients of your creams. As a result, your skin can also feel greasy or sticky. Always apply your moisturizer and serum immediately after cleansing your face.
8. You spend a fortune on your cleansers
A good cleanser does not have to cost much at all. Find a simple, natural ingredient and save money for products that need to stay on your skin and offer you long-term benefits such as serums and moisturizing creams.