Make-up remover wipes, water temperature, soap, shower gel, 6 small mistakes to avoid for perfect skin
Hi Emma! Heresy! The hand soap on the face is absolutely forbidden, the only soaps allowed are those specifically formulated for the face. I realize that there are many small actions that many habitually carry out, thinking to do well or in any case not to cause any damage to the skin, when instead the result is an unbalanced Ph, too intense exfoliation and an altered sebum production, in positive or in the negative. In addition, facial cleansing is the first step of a good skincare routine and allows you to prepare the skin to receive subsequent treatments. Let's see together 6 small (large) errors to avoid for a correct facial skin care during cleansing.
Wash your face at the wrong temperature
It may seem strange, but knowing how to regulate the water temperature is the first step for a correct skincare routine. In fact, too hot water could irritate and dry it and be too aggressive for sensitive skin or with couperose and small capillaries. On the contrary, cold water does not allow to open the pores sufficiently and so the dirt tends to stagnate, also not allowing the active ingredients that we will subsequently apply to penetrate deeply.
The choice, therefore, is a right middle ground: lukewarm water. In this way, the skin does not irritate or dry out but at the same time the pores can be cleaned properly. It is also very important to wash your hands before washing your face: not doing so is unhygienic because the bacteria and dirt present on them would inevitably end up on the face.
Go to sleep without removing your makeup
I will never stop repeating it: it is essential to remove make-up before going to sleep. In fact, although the latest generation and with quality active ingredients, makeup is still something that rests on the skin and is not absorbed, but remains on the surface. So here that going to bed with make-up does not allow the skin to breathe properly and to regenerate during the night. Furthermore, not removing make-up means not washing! And in addition to make-up, during the day dirt, toxins, smog and pollution accumulate on the skin, first responsible for premature skin aging and a gray, dull complexion and unhydrated and asphyxiated skin.
Use the make-up remover wipes every day
Make-up remover wipes are very popular because they allow you to remove make-up quickly and easily. However, they are not the most correct choice, neither from an ethical point of view nor from that of the skin. In fact, depending on the make-up, 1 to 2/3 wipes are needed, with a high waste of fabric that, often, is not even completely natural and biodegradable.
But above all the wipes, to do their job, must be rubbed repeatedly on the face, creating a micro abrasion which, in the long run, can be harmful to the skin. As with all things, they are not to be banned, but it would be better to reduce their use. If one evening you are particularly tired it is better to use those rather than not removing make-up or, for example, they are a comfortable choice on the go, just relegate them to occasional use.
Do not rinse your face after using the make-up remover
Another big mistake I often hear is not rinsing and washing your face after using micellar water or make-up remover. They are both products to be passed on the skin with cotton pads or washable, this means that they take away the dirt and makeup that is dissolved and removed, but moves on the face leaving residues. They are also non-aggressive, but non-delicate products such as a specific cleanser to clean the face and often contain surfactants and washing particles which, if not rinsed, remain on the skin. It is a good rule, therefore, to rinse your face with a mild cleanser, a gel, a mousse or in any case a product created specifically to be removed even with just water.
Wash your face with bar of soap, shower gel or liquid soap
The hand soap is one of the most used products for washing your face, because it is comfortable, fast and above all it is not necessary to have many different products. The main problem with this method of cleaning the skin is that it has a naturally acidic pH, while soap in contact with water has an alkaline pH, therefore in contrast with our skin. Obviously this goes to unbalance the Ph of the skin of the face, altering it, thus irritating it, producing too much or little sebum and, in general, not guaranteeing its optimal state.
The same is true for shower gel or liquid soaps, more delicate than soap, but not specifically designed for the more delicate facial skin. In addition, all these products often contain perfume, which is a major cause of allergies and irritations.
Rub your face vigorously with the towel
The last mistake that is made unconsciously is that of misusing the towel. In fact, albeit soft, passing it on the face incorrectly could create small scratches and micro abrasions or, in any case, irritate the skin. In fact, rather than rubbing it, the towel (which must be rigorously cleaned and changed regularly) must be buffered, so as to dry the water gently.
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