8 Ways You’re Washing Your Face Wrong

1. Using Water That's Too Hot Or Too Cold

Hot or cold water can rob the skin of its natural oils. Wash your face with lukewarm water to cleanse without drying out.

2. Over- Or Under-Washing

Frequent face washing can deplete natural oils and disturb the skin's moisture barrier. However, under-washing may leave grime, oil, and makeup on the skin. Try cleansing your face in the morning and before bed.

3. Using Harsh Cleansers

Some cleansers contain harsh substances that can dry or irritate skin. Choose a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser for your skin type to avoid stripping essential oils.

4. Rubbing Your Face Too Harshly

Scrubbing your face too hard can cause irritation, redness, and micro-tears. Instead, wash skin with gentle circular strokes with your fingertips.

5. Careless Makeup Removal

Not removing makeup properly can clog pores and cause outbreaks. Use a makeup remover or double cleanse (oil-based and water-based) to remove all makeup.

6. Skip Moisturizer After Washing

Apply a skin-type-appropriate moisturizer after cleansing. Skipping this step might dehydrate your skin, causing dryness and oil production.

7. Not Patting Your Face Dry

Towel-rubbing might cause irritation. Avoid tugging by gently patting your skin dry with a clean, soft towel.

8. Missing To Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands before washing your face. Bad hands can spread bacteria and germs to your face, producing breakouts or illnesses.

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