Washing the face is important for everyone, regardless of gender. It aims to ensure that the skin is always clean and not dry and free from acne problems. Therefore face wash is a discipline that should be a priority in beauty routines.
Without realizing you are frequently or all day long touching the skin. It makes your face one of the dirtiest. It is very important to cleanse your face to prevent the spread of acne-causing bacteria that can exacerbate blemishes on the entire face.
- Reduce acne
Washing your face at night will reduce oil production and prevent the spread of bacteria into the skin pores that can cause acne. This means you can avoid the appearance of acne on the face.
- Forming new tissue
At night, when sleeping, the skin of the face will do the repair process by itself. So, it is important to keep your face clean so that the skin can breathe to form new tissues.
- Regeneration process
During sleep, there will be a process of ‘regeneration’ on the skin of the face. For the best anti-aging effect, wash your face with a mild sulfate cleanser or AHA / BHA cleansing gel and use a high-performance moisturizer
Easy? Are you doing it in the right way?
It looks so easy, it’s just awash with water, apply a face wash and rinse, ready! However, without us realizing it we have actually made a mistake when washing our faces.
- Wash face with dirty hands
Many ignore this practice because they think that water-washed hands are clean enough. Dirty hands that keep in contact with the skin of the face will transfer germs directly to our face.
This is because the hand is the most potentially vulnerable limb to infection.
- Incorrect selection of products
Before purchasing a face wash, you need to identify the skin type first. Human skin has five categories of skin namely dry skin, normal skin, combination skin, oily and sensitive skin.
Therefore, we need to choose a face wash that is specific to the skin type.
- Using the wrong water temperature
The myth says washing your face with hot water can open the pores and then rinse your face with cold water.
No! On the other hand, hot water will cause the blood vessels in the skin to expand and cause the soft tissue on the skin to be torn, especially for sensitive skin. In addition, it will remove the natural oils present on the facial skin and cause itchy, dry and brittle skin. Instead, use warm or cold water to wash your face.
- Wash your face too often
The face should be cleaned at least twice a day. Once in the morning and again at night before bed. Most women wash their faces many times. They think that it can make the face cleaner.
Wrong! In fact, it leads to dry skin and irritation can occur. Do not wash your face too often because the natural oils on the face that help moisturize the skin will erode.
- Wipe face with body towel
Sharing body and face towels are something to avoid. Although we assume that our body is clean enough after bathing, in fact, it is not.
There are bacteria that live in different areas of our body and can spread to the face. It is best to buy a separate towel to wipe the face.
13th July 2020 16:18