The face is the first thing most people notice about you so it is your passport to a lot of things. It is understandable therefore why many people would be interested in the proper facial care.
Proper face washing and cleansing is paramount to ensure a radiant and glowing skin. However, there are inevitable mistakes people make while washing their skin, which they might have no idea about. Here are six (6) mistakes made during face wash:
Skipping The Morning Cleanse
It is very vital to wash your face in the morning because germs from your pillows or bedsheet come in contact with your skin. At night, bacteria could also be transferred from saliva and sweat to one’s face. Also, due to thermal-epidermal water loss, the skin loses a lot of water at night, which could eventually lead to skin dehydration.
It is advisable to wash your face in the morning to rehydrate and freshen your skin, but also allow for other skin-care products to be absorbed appropriately.
Skipping The Night Cleanse
Equally as important as washing your face in the morning is washing your face at night. Your face has been exposed to a lot of bacteria, dirt, grime, and other pollutants during the day thus it is essential that one’s face is washed just before bed.
Washing Your Face Too Often
Yes, there is such a thing as washing your face too often. Ideally, science recommends that the face be washed twice a day; day and night. Washing one’s face more than twice daily would not guarantee that even more germs are removed as frequent washing could lead to skin dryness, irritated skin or extremely oily skin.
Using The Wrong Face Cleanser
There are different face cleansers out there meant for different skin types hence why you should be careful in choosing the right facial cleanser for your face. For sensitive skin, a hydrating gentle cleanser is perfect. Foaming or salicylic acid is the best cleaner to remove oil and dirt from oily or acne-prone skin. On the other hand, dry skin requires a lot more moisture; hence, a moisturizing based cleanser is just perfect.
Using The Same Towel For Your Body And Face
Many people use the same towel they use for their body for their face and this is a fast way of spreading bacteria from one’s body to one’s face. Bacteria exist in separate parts of the body and can be easily transferred through various medium.