November 23, 2020
If there is anything we can take away from the pandemic, it’s that we’ve all been washing our hands wrong. Hopefully after we get through this, the normal flu season will never look the same thanks to a new, higher awareness and appreciation for good hygiene!
So perhaps it’s not such a big surprise to find out there are common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to washing our face too, and some important tips for maintaining clear, healthy skin.
Poor face washing can actually exacerbate skin problems such as acne breakouts, skin inflammation and dry, flaky skin.
Here is a quick rundown of 8 big no-no’s when it comes to washing your face!
Not Washing your Face before Bed. Oils, dirt and sweat can accumulate on your skin throughout the day, and then transfer to your pillow as well. It’s especially important to remove makeup before going bed, to unclog pores and let your skin breathe!
Not Washing your Hands First. Before applying products onto your skin, make sure your hands are free of oils and dirt.
Not Double Cleansing. Not all cleansers remove traces of makeup, oils and residue on the skin, and you might damage your skin by excessively pulling or rubbing, especially around the delicate eye area. Start with an oil cleanse to remove the makeup, followed by a soap-free cleanser that will not strip the skin of its natural oils.
To set yourself up for skincare success, facial cleansers for your skin type should gently wash away dirt, dead skin cells and makeup, and also help treat specific skin conditions.
Right after washing and lightly drying your face, apply serums and moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp. The skin is much more permeable when moist, allowing products to penetrate and absorb more deeply.
By strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier, your skin can better protect itself against everyday stressors and maintain a balanced pH level, making face washing an enjoyable and easy routine at the start and end of your day!
DISCLAIMER: The information on our blogs has been compiled from published sources and the experience of the Timeless Skin Care team. The blogs are not intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition or to address every skin type or condition. While reasonable effort is made to publish reliable and up to date information, Timeless Skin Care cannot predict how a skin care regimen will affect every individual user. Timeless does not guarantee any specific outcomes or the accuracy of all information presented and accepts no liability in respect of any omission or error. If you are uncertain about possible sensitivity when using Timeless Skin Care products, please do a patch test before use. If you have any skin concerns, please talk to your physician or consult a dermatologist.
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