Even if you don’t have an extensive skin care routine, you should have a cleanser you are using twice daily. If you are cleansing your face regularly and are still having problems with your complexion than you, like many people, are probably making mistakes in the way you wash your face. These few habits are common, but they are likely damaging your skin. Making yourself aware of them is the best way to correct the issue and enjoy healthy skin.
Scrubbing Your Cleanser
If you are using a cleanser that is well formulated for your skin, it will work with a gentle application to your skin. Not only is scrubbing your face unnecessary with an effective face wash but it is actually one of the worst things that you can do for your skin. It causes unnecessary irritation and can even create minor abrasions on your face. The same goes for aggressive drying after you have washed. Patting dry with a soft towel is the safest way to take care of your face after cleansing.
Changing Your Water Temperature
One of the most common misconceptions about washing your face is that you need to use hot water to open your pores and cold water to close them. Neither one of these beliefs is actually true and, in fact, adhering to them can damage your skin. The quick change in temperature does nothing except put your skin into shock, making your cleanser less effective. The best practice is to use lukewarm water for both washing and rinsing your face.
Using Face Wipes
There is no denying that face wipes are convenient, and, in a pinch, they are a good option for getting dirt or oil off of your skin. However, if you are using them in place of a face wash, you are not really cleansing your skin at all. Not only do face wipes lack the essential ingredients found in a true face wash but they often contain chemicals that are dangerous to your skin. They are much more likely to dry out your skin or to cause irritation than a traditional face wash.
A cleanser is the most fundamental element of any skincare routine, which is why it is an integral part of the skin care line from Genovo Skincare. For more information about our product line or to get an order started, click here.
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