We’ve probably all failed to clean our face properly at some point, just rinsed it off quickly in the shower or went to bed with make-up on – although we know the benefits of a proper cleansing.
But if you take the time to cleanse your face well, the question arises: are you doing it right? Here we present five of the most common mistakes made when cleaning your face.
Fast is bad
Even if you are tired after a hard day, you should not rush to clean the house. You should not give in to the urge to jump into bed and cleanse your face properly. Your skin will thank you later.
Why don’t you massage your face for a few seconds during the cleansing? This will help relieve the stress of the day and we will sleep all the better.
The water is too hot
If we wash our face with hot water, the capillaries of the skin can be damaged and the natural oils are washed away, making our skin vulnerable to redness and dryness.
It is best to use lukewarm water. You can also wet a cloth, wring it out and gently press it onto the face for a few seconds. This helps to loosen make-up and dirt before removing it completely with a cleanser.
You do not have the right cleanser
Every person is different and so is the respective skin. Aggressive ingredients, as found in many cleansing products, can be the cause of a whole range of skin problems.
If you have a “sparkling clean” feeling after cleansing, this is a sign that the protective oils of the skin have been washed away by sulphates or drying alcohol.
In this case it is important and correct to switch to a milder facial cleanser.
Peelings are good for the skin – if they are not done too often or with too aggressive peeling products. Then the skin becomes irritated or can even be damaged. One should therefore avoid 2-in-1 products with integrated peeling effect for daily cleansing.
Exfoliating once or twice a week is good for the skin, but not more often.
Too many products
Are you thinking about double cleaning? Not a good idea. Do not be tempted to use too many products for facial cleansing.
Conventional foaming cleansers and make-up removers often contain sulphates, alcohols and synthetic fragrances that irritate the skin and lead to an exciting feeling – even a mild cleanser won’t help afterwards.
It is best to use a smaller amount of your regular facial cleanser for a second cleansing. You can also use coconut oil to remove eye make-up before cleansing.