If you do not have the habit of washing your face when you get up in the morning, bacteria and oil from the day before can begin to accumulate in the skin.
Taking care of the skin is an easy way to guarantee a youthful complexion for many years. But it’s also easy to make mistakes when washing your face.
In this article, we want to share the mistakes many people make in their facial care and which make the skin look older. It may make you understand why wrinkles and pimples suddenly and as inexplicably begin to occur.
Common mistakes when washing the face
1. You do not wash your face often enough
The most common mistake you make is not to wash your face every day. You may think that it is not so dangerous that you immediately go to bed when you get home in the evening. Because you will shower tomorrow in the morning and then wash away all the dirt, right?
The problem is that when you go to bed without washing your face you let the makeup, dirt, and contaminants on your face creep into the pores and block them. This lays the foundation for acne. And that’s how the first wrinkles and imperfections start to emerge.
It is recommended to clean your skin approximately every 10 hours. It means more or less cleaning your face every morning and evening.
You don’t have to make it that hard for you. You just need to wash your face properly with mild soap and water. If you prefer something more moisturizing, try this spray:
- 1 1/4 dl chamomile
- 2 tablespoons cucumber water
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
Mix all ingredients and pour into a spray bottle.
When it’s time to clean the face, spray the face with the mixture and clean with circular motions with a cotton swab.
Finish rinsing off with some plain water and then go to bed. You will notice how the skin becomes softer and healthier and looks good when you get up in the morning.
2. You never use skin peel
We said before that a common mistake when washing the face is not washing off the makeup. But that’s just a first step. Peeling creams remove toxins and dirt that accumulate in the deepest layers of the skin.
The best thing is to use a peel that suits your skin type. It helps you to best cleanse your skin and counteract the most common skin problems.
If you have sensitive skin, you need a gentle, softening peel.
If you have oily skin, it is necessary to have a peel that can control it without drying out the skin.
When it comes to how often it is good to use peels once a week. This way you get a deep cleansing, but without getting rid of the skin’s natural oils. Only in extreme cases is it necessary to use peels more often than once a week.
We recommend that you choose a natural exfoliator without chemical additives to cleanse your face. Another common mistake when washing your face is that you add chemicals that cause irritation and allergies.
3. You only wash your face once a day
Even if you washed off all the makeup the night before, you still need to wash your face again in the morning. Remember that bacteria accumulate in the skin even while you sleep. In addition, there are mites and residues of detergent in your linens and air pollutants.
So to avoid that, in the morning you should also wash your face with soap and water, and use the spray we have talked about before.
If you have very oily skin, or if you have been to the gym, for example, you should wash your face to avoid dirt accumulating.
If you have very dry skin, apply some moisturizing cream instead of washing your face so you don’t aggravate the problem.
4. You often change products
If you feel frustrated that none of the products you use for facial cleansing make your skin look better then this may be your problem.
Unfortunately, we are often stressed and a little desperate to look good in just a few minutes. But both commercial and home-made products need to be used for a long time before starting to see the results you want.
You need to wait at least 4 weeks to see changes. But it is after 6 weeks that the real changes start to appear. And keep in mind that you should use your product regularly throughout this time.
If you use a cleaning gel for a week to reduce pores and then change the product, you may never see any results. Let the skin adapt to the product and you will then enjoy the beneficial benefits.
5. You use too many products at the same time
How do you usually do when washing your face? You might think that cleaning your face with several different products will improve the results? But that is not true. You must select a single product for each individual need.
If you use several different products for the same skin problems, you irritate the skin. It makes the problems even worse than they actually are. If you use a cleansing tonic, do not use soap or cleansing cream as well.
It also helps you save money, as you only need to buy two or three products.
Now that you know a little about common mistakes when washing your face, think about what mistakes you might make and follow our advice! Good luck!