Bad habits of washing your face

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4 bad habits of washing face

Many of us think that washing our face is a very simple task. However, in actual fact, skin problems arise because we have been washing our face wrongly leading to unclean skin.

There are some things you should avoid when you are washing your face.

  • Using hot water

Using hot water can cause your face to feel tight as it strips water from the surface of your skin. Lukewarm water is best for washing your face and a splash of cold water can invigorate your skin promoting blood circulation.

  • Using ‘deep’ cleansers or exfoliators too often

These type of cleansers are meant to be used once or twice a week and frequent usage of it might do more harm than good. Even though it is stated as being able to be used daily for the cleansers, long term usage of these exfoliators or deep cleansers makes your skin susceptible to surface damages because it renews your skin cells. Hence, great care should be given when using these type of cleansers.

  • Towels

Towels that are perpetually wet is an ideal breeding ground for all sorts of germs and bacteria. Remember to always use a clean dry towel to dry your face. Your skin’s protective barrier is the most vulnerable when it is when so choose towels that are soft so they do not tear the delicate barrier, leaving your skin exposed to environmental damage. It is also ideal to not dry your face too much by wiping every bit of water away, instead, try to leave a little water on the surface to retain the moisture longer.

These tips can help to keep your pores and surface clean, removing dead cells and debris effectively so you can have better absorption of your skin care products as well! It can also brighten your skin and prevent black and whiteheads from forming, leading to a brighter and clearer looking skin!


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