Washing Your Face 101: What Not To Do

Posted on March 11, 2014

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What are the things you should avoid when washing your face? Here are five simple tips we recommend not doing to get a better glow:

how-to-wash-your-face-what-not-to-do1. Rinsing with water that’s too hot
Scalding hot water dries out the skin, as well as contributes to temporary skin redness. Avoid doing this especially during the Winter months when your skin is at its driest.

2. Overdoing it
Over-washing your face is detrimental to skin health. It contributes to skin aging. We recommend washing in the mornings and at nights, and after any sweaty workouts.

3. Not exfoliating or excessive exfoliating
Exfoliating skin helps rid the skin of dry dead flaky skin cells to help bring out the younger fresher skin cells. It also helps reduce acne as less dirt and oil are likely to get trapped in pores. Over exfoliating contributes to skin redness and over flaking of the skin. We recommend using a gentle facial scrub only once a day at most.

4. Not washing face before bed
This may be one of the worst things you can do to your complexion. Oil, dirt, and grime (and makeup for some) are still lurking on your skin ready to cause acne breakouts and skin irritation while you are dreaming about sheep. Your pillowcase is now stained with the above and your face is in contact with it the next 8 hours.

5. Using a harsh face cleanser
Caustic facial washes overdry your skin and cause skin tightness. If your skin is flaky after every use, it means you are not using the best face wash for your skin. Change to a more gentler one. We detailed unwanted skin tightness in a previous post here. Avoid using cheap soap bars like Ivory on your face.

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