Today I want to talk to you about washing your face. Of course, some of you will say, “It’s just washing your face. Who doesn’t know how to do that? But there are many different opinions about washing your face, such as alternating hot and cold water with shrinking your pores, drying your face naturally after washing, using salt to scrub off blackheads, and so on. It’s hard to tell what’s true from what’s not! We all know that washing your face is one of the essential steps, and if you don’t wash your face well, the subsequent skin care is all for nothing. The fact is that you’ll be able to get a lot more than just a few of the most popular and most popular items.
Common misconceptions about washing your face:
1. Can I rub off blackheads with salt or sugar?
Many think this method works because salt and sugar are similar to scrubbing granules and can be used to deep cleanse the skin and scrub off blackheads.
However, the salt and sugar used daily are not polished, and the granules are rough and uneven, so when rubbed on the skin, they can easily cause minor cuts and damage the skin’s barrier function. The salt also dehydrates the cells and thus irritates the subcutaneous nerves, which is more than worth the cost.
2. Is it better to dry your face naturally after washing?
There is also a saying that you don’t need to wipe your face after washing it and let the moisture dry naturally on your face so that you can keep the moisture on your face for a more extended period and have a better moisturizing and hydrating effect.
I’m baffled to see that this is still believed. When the skin surface is naturally air-dried, it takes away heat and excess moisture, dries out the skin and irritates the capillaries on the face. The risk of developing sensitive skin is high. Once again, we advise you to dry your face as soon as possible after washing and moisturize with an essence, lotion or cream to retain the maximum amount of moisture and nourish your skin.
The right way to wash your face:
1. Moderate cleansing
The purpose of washing our face is to remove excess oil and dirt attached to the skin’s surface. Remember, we are only cleaning the excess oil off our face, not all of it. The oil produced by the skin is to protect our skin and is not a meaningless thing. It is just that in some cases, for various reasons, it is secreted in excess and causes us distress, so some of it needs to be removed.
If you wash the oil off your face thoroughly, on the one hand, the skin will lose more moisture, and on the other hand, the skin itself will secrete more oil to protect itself, which is why some people get oilier the more they wash. This is why some people get more oily with each wash. In the long run, skin problems such as dryness, itchiness and sensitivity will not be found.
2. choose the right facial cleanser for your skin type
Soap-based and amino acids are the more common cleansing products available today. Whether amino acids or soap-based, they’re all about cleaning and serving a different audience. Although soap-based is not as gentle as amino acids, it has a much more significant cleansing advantage over amino acids for large oil patches. When choosing a cleanser, you should focus on your skin type and needs.