Face Washing… Are you doing it right?
Your skin care routine starts with face wash. It might seem like no rocket science but the truth is of you are not doing it right then you might end up damaging your facial skin which in long term can cause early ageing and decay of skin. So here are few steps which let you decide if you are doing it right.
Picking the wrong product?:
This is the most important step. You should know your skin type to choose products for your skin. “One is not apt for all”. Choose a product according to your skin type. Also if your skin is feeling discomforting or stretchier or oilier than usual, then you are using a wrong product.
Choose your facewash wisely and it should be mild on skin.
Are you overdoing it?
How many times you wash your face with facewash in whole day? Experts suggest that you should wash your face with facewash twice a day. Max you can upto 3 times a day for using facewash but more than that can irritate your skin and make it loose natural glow.
Is water temperature right?
Temperature of water you are using to wash your face is also very important. Do not use very hot or very cold water on skin everyday. Use lukewarm water to wash your face. If you want you can take steam or rub ice on your face once a weak but not more than that.
Exfoliating too much?
Sometimes girls go crazy scrubbing their face. Ladies remember one thing “overdoing is always harmful”. Use scrub maximum 2-3 times a week even the daily-scrub products are not advisable to use daily, if your skin is that much of a tough fighter then use them alternately. Use salicylic acid based facewash as salicylic acid itself acts as a natural and good exfoliator and it’s not harsh on skin with all the granules and all.
Rinsing it off properly?
If you are in a hurry then either skip using facewash or any other product which needs to be washed out of face or squeeze 1-2 mins of time to wash it off properly. Make sure there is no product residues on skin as this can cause skin irritation and may react to any ingredients from other products.
You know the enemy ingredients?
If you don’t read the ingredient list then start doing it. Don’t pick up products containing SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate), SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulphate) and parabeans. These may irritate you skin. Choose products with minimum chemical ingredients.
Don’t rub, just blot:
When we use towel to dry our face then most of us seems to be as if we are in a fight with skin 😛 Don’t fight, it’s not a war. Be gentle and don’t rub, just blot 🙂 Use tissues or towel to blot your face and you skin will love you back 🙂
Moisturize it damp:
Now when you moisturize your skin is also a key point. Always moisturize your skin when it’s still damp, as it will help to seal the moisture required for your skin. And yeah that is a myth that “Oily skin doesn’t need to be moisturized”. Every type of skin needs to be moisturized, choose a product which is best for your skin type.
Don’t spend a fortune on it:
Face wash are generally for outer usage and they don’t penetrate in skin and you need to wash them off your face. So you need not to spend a fortune on it. Rather buy a decent moisturizing cream from the saved money 😛
Give oil therapy:
Oil therapy is something which confuses lots of people. But trust me…I’ve used it myself (I have super sensitive combination skin) and godddd it’s effective and true to its claims. It can be used for all skin types (oily skin also). Use olive oil/coconut oil for oily/combination skin and almond oil for dry skin, normal skin people can use coconut oil.
So this is gyan of the day from my side… Anyways I’m down sick these days and yeah I hate it to the core.. 🙁 But I’ll be writing posts for you guys everyday as there are so many pending reviews and I’ve free time(lots of it actually :P).. I just hope I get well soon…
You guys take care…xoxo.