Is Your Face Washing Technique Wrong?

One of the first things we learn as teenagers is to take care of our face by cleaning it regularly. But have we done it completely wrong all these years? Is that the reason for the pesky acne and dull skin? We talk about a few mistakes you may be making while washing your face washing. Pay attention as these may cause ageing, acne and dry skin. Learn more below.

Face Washing Technique

Too Often or Barely

Are you a cleanliness freak? Well, leave your face out of it. Washing your face too often may lead to faster ageing of the skin. On the other hand, if you wash it once a day you may end up with spots and acne. Twice or thrice a day is just right.

Wrong Face Wash

Some may think a strong cleansing wash for oily skin and a light sensitive one for dry skin would work the best. However, that is not true. You should check with your dermatologist regarding which face wash you should use. You may opt for a gel based wash that is organic.

Over/Under Exfoliation

Along with cleansing your face by washing it, it is essential to exfoliate your skin along once in a while. However, you need to know how much of this process is needed. It is a myth that the more exfoliation, the better it is! Ideally, 5 to 10 seconds should be ideal for an average woman. But know that, if your skin has dirt due to a whole day of travel, then scrub longer. Conversely, if the skin seems dry due to the air conditioning or heating, then exfoliate for a smaller period of time.

Face Washing Technique

Too Hot or Cold

While bathing or mid-day face cleaning routine, you need to be careful and make sure that the water you use is neither too hot, nor too cold. Hot water has a tendency to dry your skin out more than regular water. Icy cool water on the other hand may leave you feeling unclean, and blocks your pores as well.

Overdose of Face Wipes

Wipes are just what you need on a hot day or while travelling. You may even use it to wipe off makeup; however, using it in place of washing your face or just after you washed your face, maybe harmful for your face. In the long run, overuse of wipes may lead to dry and wrinkled skin.

Face Washing Technique

Are you treating your face right? Use these tips and change your habits and have happy skin.

We hope you found this helpful. Do tell us in the comments below about any other daily rituals that you follow to keep your skin youthful and fresh.

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