Washing your face is pretty simple; take some product on your hand, rub it between your palms, apply it on your face and wash it off… right? Not really. Most women make at least one mistake while washing your face. Living in a city where your skin is exposed to so many pollutants every day, even one face washing mistake can ruin your skin.
Face washing isn’t rocket science, but to ensure your skin is thoroughly cleansed and skin problems stay far away, here are five rules of face cleansing you should follow.
- 01. Choose the right cleanser
- 02. Avoid hot water
- 03. Cleanse twice a day
- 04. Use makeup remover to get rid of heavy makeup
- 05. Follow the 60-second rule
01. Choose the right cleanser
The first rule of washing your face is choosing the right cleanser for your skin type. There are tons of products to choose from; however, you should choose a formula that tackles your skin concerns based on your skin type. If you have oily skin, look for a formula like the Pears Ultra Mild Facewash - Oil Clear Glow that removes excess oil and gives your skin a matte look. Similarly, if you have dry skin, pick a gentle formula like the Pears Ultra Mild Facewash - Pure & Gentle. It contains glycerine and natural oils that cleanse, nourish and pamper your skin without making it dry.
02. Avoid hot water
Extreme water temperatures aren't good for your skin. It can dry out your skin and make it feel stretchy. Therefore, no matter your skin type, avoid hot or cold water and stick to lukewarm water while washing your face.
03. Cleanse twice a day
Cleansing your skin twice a day is absolutely necessary. Once in the morning, get rid of all the dirt and bacteria your skin may have collected during the night. And again, before going to bed to remove oil, pollutants and product residue that enters the pores of your skin all day.
04. Use makeup remover to get rid of heavy makeup
If you wear makeup, it is important to first get rid of it using a makeup remover then cleansing your skin. This will ensure thorough and deep skin cleansing and remove every bit of makeup and dirt from your face. Micellar water like the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water is perfect for removing makeup and pollutants from your face. Follow it up with a gentle cleanser to get squeaky clean skin.
05. Follow the 60-second rule
Have you ever timed the duration of your face wash? Most people wash their face for 15-20 seconds max. However, experts suggest taking a full minute to wash your face; this ensures the ingredients in your product get enough time to work. Use this time to gently massage your face using your fingertips; this will increase blood circulation and remove every bit of dirt and grime.