When it comes to washing your face, there are so many different approaches that it can be overwhelming. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. Read on to learn about a simple, effective cleansing method, and common washing mistakes, to help keep your skin at optimal health.
1. Double Cleansing
This is a technique that dates back more than one hundred years and is recommended by top dermatologists across the country.
Begin by washing your face with an oil-based cleanser to eliminate pollutants and makeup. Once the buildup of these substances has been wiped from your skin, it will be easier to get to your pores and eliminate any dead skin cells, bacteria, or other materials that are lodged there. Since your face is cleaner, other products you apply to your skin will work more effectively as well.
Follow up with a regular cleanser and moisturize. That’s it!
2. Common Mistakes
While the routine is easy, you should still pay attention to your skin to avoid damage. For example, if your skin becomes red or tight after it dries, your cleanser may be too harsh. Try a gentle formula like Bioelements’ Flash Foam Cleanser.
Irritated skin could also indicate that you are washing too much. You should avoid doing so more than once per day, preferably in the evening, unless you have a skin condition like acne (in which case, you should speak to a dermatologist).
You should also be sure that the water you use isn’t too hot. Despite what you’ve probably been told, temperatures do not affect whether your pores open or close. In fact, the only thing hot water may do is cause your skin to dry out. Go with a lukewarm temperature for a deep clean that won’t harm your skin!
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