10 Mistakes You’re Making When You Wash Your Face

08 March 18

Have you ever given your face cleansing a thought? Splashing water on your face, applying cleanser and rinsing it is not enough for an ideal skin cleaning. To make the most of your daily cleansing, it requires a lot more effort and care. In this article, we have explained 10 mistakes that you should avoid when you wash your face. Have a look at them here:

Mistake 1: Not washing your face before bed

Lazy and drowsy you might forget to cleanse your face before bed. But facial cleaning before bed is important even though you may not be wearing makeup as sweat, dust, and oils accumulate on your skin.

Mistake 2: Skipping cleansing upon wakeup

Cleansing at night is as important as cleansing after waking up, it removes germs and dust from your bedding, hair oil, and bacteria in saliva that comes in contact with your face while you sleep.

Mistake 3: Using too hot water

Extreme hot water when used for washing face can deter skin cells and cause tissue damage. Hot water rigorously ruptures the natural oil barriers of the skin that preserve skin integrity. Instead, wash your face with lukewarm water.

Mistake 4: Using a cleanser to remove all makeup

You might be using a makeup cleanser and softy cotton pads/rounds to remove all the makeup on your face regardless of the fact that some cosmetics are waterproof and smudgeproof which cannot be completely removed by basic cleansers. You should use the correct kind of makeup remover solution for the kind of makeup.

Mistake 5: Using a cleanser not fit for your skin type

The cleanser that works absolutely fine for your sister might not do the same to you. This is why it is advisable to use a cleanser that is fine for your skin type.

Everyone is unique, but as a rule of thumb, try:

  • Hydrating micellar cleanser for sensitive skin

  • Gel-based cleanser for oily skin

  • Cream cleanser for dry skin

Mistake 6: Using a soap bar

Soaps do not respect your skin the way cleansers do, the chemicals in soap can damage skin and extract natural hydration which can make your face inflamed and red due to broken blood vessels. Soap usually only has detergents without any moisturizers to replenish skin.

Mistake 7: Using the same washcloth over and over again

Avoid using the dirty washcloth over and over again, it becomes bacteria growth site and can cause extreme damage to your soft skin. We would recommend you to invest in Lillybell cotton puff and cotton pads for face instead.

Mistake 8: Scrubbing too much and too long

A lot of prolonged scrubbing does not justify thorough face cleansing. An ideal cleansing duration is 30 seconds, extending it can do more harm than good. Try to form a nice lather by moving your fingertips in a circular motion to massage the cleanser on your face.

Mistake 9: Exfoliating too often

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and improves skin radiance. But exfoliating too often can cause microscopic damage to the skin surface generating inflammation and irritation. You should not exfoliate more than once or twice a week.

Mistake 10: Ignoring immediate moisturization after cleansing

Moisturization can make a big difference. Skin experts caution that skin cells dehydrate and become harder to nourish after cleansing. Moisturizer hydrates your skin and should provide essential nutrients. If your moisturizer does not have SPF you should additionally apply a sunscreen before going outside.

Skin cleansing is not as complicated as it seems, the right approach and adequate care can boost skin quality and radiance. We hope that the above article has been helpful to you. LilyBell India products can enhance your cleansing experience and preserve your soft skin against damage.