How to Wash Your Face: 8 Beauty Tips A Woman Needs to Know
Washing your face is crucial. It’s an absolute must. Whether you wear makeup or not, you should know the correct steps to wash your face. Properly washing your face will keep your pores clean, acne away, and wrinkles are gone.
However, washing your face can be tricky in some situations. There are so many face washes and face products out there, which can create confusion.
There are thousands of free or cheap natural remedies and fixes for washing your face available such as coconut oil, olive oil, etc. However many women use soaps and cleansers off of drugstore shelves.
Do I use scrub or soap? How hot should I make the water? Should I exfoliate?
These are a few of the question that every woman (including me) think while washing our faces. If you’re one among us, calm down and read my how to wash your face tips! It’ll surely help you out.
How to Wash Your Face: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid
1. Watch Your Water Temperature
The first and the most critical point that you have to keep in your mind is the temperature of the water. We are sometimes fond of icy cold water during the summers as it makes us feel bitter and better from the scorching heat. And some other times nice hot water (Well who doesn’t like hot water) to make us feel good.
Don’t have the water too hot or you’ll burn yourself and aggravate or dehydrate your skin. Keep your water just warm enough to open up your pores gradually. Lukewarm water does justice to your skin.
2. Don’t Overdo It
You may think that washing your face constantly can bring a glow to your face or remove the pollutants from it. But here’s the cold, hard truth: They don’t. It will only make your skin drier and dehydrated leading to more release of natural oils by the skin causing irritation, redness or scary pimples.
Don’t wash your face ten times a day. You will, in turn, tick off your skin and who knows what your skin will end up doing to get back at you! Limit your amount of washes to just enough.
Most women wash once in the morning before applying your makeup and at night right before bedtime. However, every woman’s schedule is different. Some women like to wait until they’ve hit the gym to wash their face.
3. Separate Your Washes
When I say separate your washes, I mean make them different. Use different products in the morning then you do at night. For instance, you wouldn’t use overnight acne cream in the morning while applying your makeup now, would you? No! Break it up!
Decide which products need a full night to sit and which are perfect morning companions. Keep in mind when’s the best time to moisturize. 80% of woman choose to use a facial lotion at night time than in the morning.
4. Exfoliate but Don’t Over-Exfoliate
Exfoliating is tricky. Learn about your skin. Most women get to know their skin through a trial and error process which can be very frustrating. Always keep in mind the basic beauty principles. One of them being it is still essential to exfoliate.
Exfoliate just enough to rid your skin of dead skin cells. Don’t exfoliate too harshly to the point of making your skin mad. Look for bumpiness, irritation, acne, redness, and inflammation as signs of over-exfoliating.
5. Pick a Facial Cleanser That’s Best for Your Skin
The hardest part is to identify the right cleanser for your skin. You may wonder what is so hard about it, you can you any product you like, and you think will make your skin better. WRONG! Not all cleansers are meant for your skin. Some cleanser might turn your skin dry which in turn might lead your skin to release more oil causing pimples.
What’s your skin like? Acne-prone? Oily? Dry? Cruise the drugstore aisles and pay particular attention to labels on cleansers bottles.
Ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are perfect to fight acne prone skin. However, a woman with more dry skin should look for cleansers claiming to be specially formulated for dry skin. Always buy things with labels such as “Hypoallergenic,” “Dermatologist Recommended.”
6. Pick an Order
What do I apply first on the face? Should I try this first today? Tomorrow I can try putting the other thing first. NO! Pick a specific order in which you wash your face and apply your products and stick to it! Too much change and not even routine won’t make your skin look its best. It might confuse your skin.
7. Read Online Reviews
Don’t just buy any products without examining it. Go through the reviews and experiences of other women. Study the product and its results carefully. Also, don’t forget to check for the ingredients used as you might come across certain chemicals which may not suit your skin type.
Before buying any new night-time skin routine product or facial cleanser or for that matter any beauty products, read online reviews. Look for feedback from other women with skin similar to yours.
8. Decide After a Trial
Always remember to give products a good two weeks to see if they work or not. You never know if a product indeed works for you until you’ve tried it.
A lot of products may make your skin worse at first as they are drawing out impurities (unclogging pores.) But that does not mean they are not working out for you. But if they are making you really uncomfortable then don’t risk yourself and stop using it.
I hope this post helped you understand how to wash your face and resolve the trouble with your facial skin. Keep these 8 points in your mind next time whenever you are having trouble washing your face. Study and identify your skin type and then choose a product or else you might end up getting the wrong products.
And do let us know your experience in the comment section along with your skin type. Cause as I said before your reviews might help the other beautiful ladies to select the right products and the right way to use them. And don’t forget to share.
Don’t be harsh on your skin. And yes don’t forget to moisturize your face after washing it!
Skin First. Makeup Second. Smile Always.