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Facial Cleansing: Are You Making These Mistakes?

We've probably all failed to clean our face properly, just rinsed it off quickly in the shower, or went to bed with make-up on - although we know the benefits of proper cleaning.

But if you take the time to clean your face well, the question arises: are you doing it right? Here we introduce you to five of the most common facial cleansing mistakes.

Fast is bad

Even if you are tired after a strenuous day, you should not be rushed to do the cleaning. Don't give in to the urge to hop into bed and clean your face properly. Your skin will thank you later.

Why not massage your face for a few seconds while you cleanse? This helps to relieve the stress of the day and then we sleep all the better.

The water is too hot

Washing our face with hot water can damage the skin's capillaries and wash off the natural oils, making our skin prone to redness and dryness.

It is best to use lukewarm water. You can also wet a cloth, wring it out, and gently press it onto your face for a few seconds. This will help loosen makeup and grime before completely removing it with a detergent.

You don't have the right cleaner

Everyone is different and so is their skin. Aggressive ingredients, such as those found in many cleaning products, can be to blame for a variety of skin problems.

If you have a >> squeaky clean << feeling after cleaning, this is a sign that the protective oils of the skin have been washed away by sulphates or drying alcohol.

In this case it is important and correct to switch to a milder facial cleanser.

Aggressive peels

Exfoliants are good for the skin - if they are not done too often or with exfoliating products that are too aggressive. Then the skin becomes irritated or can even be damaged. So you should avoid 2-in-1 products with an integrated peeling effect for daily cleaning.

Exfoliating once or twice a week is good for the skin, but not more often.

Too many products

Are you considering a double clean? Not a good idea. Don't be tempted to use too many facial cleansing products.

Conventional foaming cleansers and make-up removers often contain sulphates, alcohols and synthetic fragrances that irritate the skin and make it feel tense - even a mild detergent will no longer help.

It is best to use a smaller amount of your regular facial cleanser for a second wash. You can also use coconut oil to remove eye makeup before cleaning.

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