Washing your face is something you likely do at least once a day, so you had better make sure you’re doing it right!
Though it may seem like a basic and simple task, there are actually many things that can go wrong in the process.
You’ll need to make sure you use the right products for your skin type, avoid irritating ingredients that can sometimes hide in those products, and add a bit more care to your skin routine.
After all, your skin will be with you for life, and you need to make sure that you’re keeping it healthy and looking great! So, be sure to stop making the below four mistakes when washing your face.
Selecting the Most Popular Brand
Choosing the right face wash products for your skin can do wonders for keeping it healthy and happy.
Unfortunately, choosing the wrong ones can lead to disastrous results. On the quest for your “holy grail” product, it’s important to note that a higher price tag doesn’t necessarily mean a better product.
There are plenty of great products at a drugstore price level, as well as badly formulated ones at a higher price point.
You’ll also need to remember that what works well for one person may not work for another, so some experimentation is needed.
Using Bad Ingredients
Choosing the right products can sometimes feel like a shot in the dark.
With all the marketing campaigns and celebrity endorsements for specific products out there, finding something that works for you can require a lot of trial and error.
A good way to weed out a lot of the bad formulations is to keep an eye out for some specific ingredients, both good and bad.
Fragrances, colorants, and some parabens are routinely found to be irritating to many people. Watch out for things like benzaldehyde, carmine, and xylene, as well as the ingredients you know that you’re allergic to or otherwise have a bad reaction to.
Common beneficial active ingredients include retinoids, mineral oil, niacinamide, and vitamins A, C, and E.
Not Wearing Sunscreen
Ladies, you need to be wearing sunscreen. That’s right, every day, all year long – not just at the beach! Sun damage is one of the fastest ways to cause your skin irreparable harm, and may even lead to life-threatening illnesses such as cancer.
If you’re going to be outside at all- even for just 10 or 15 minutes, put on your sunscreen. Make it a part of your morning routine.
There are a lot of great moisturizers and makeup with SPF in them these days that can make it effortless to incorporate sun protection. Just make sure not to double up as that will not increase the SPF.
In fact, using two different sunscreens together may actually make them less effective, since certain ingredients can cancel each other out. Pick one product with SPF and use it every day.
Not Being Consistent
Even the best-researched skincare routine can’t work for you if you never actually get around to doing it! Sometimes life happens, and you’ll skip a step or accidentally fall asleep in your makeup, but don’t make it the norm.
Form the habit of going through your entire routine each night and your skin will thank you!
What are some good habits you’ve picked up on for washing your face?
One best thing we can also do to make our face smooth and beautiful is to do face exercises, here’s a bonus face exercise from us.
The Face Smoother