Hi Klevies! The first and primary thing to do before you start using serum, moisturizer, and other skincare products is to cleanse your face. Though it’s known as one of the easiest steps to do, there are some common mistakes made by skincare users that might affect the skin a lot. Can you tell what the mistakes are? Check out the short explanation below!
Choosing the Wrong Product
Did you know that the tight sensation after washing your face doesn’t mean that the cleanser you used has cleansed your skin from dirt and excess oil? This could be a sign that your skin is over-dried. Well, even for those with oily skin, overdrying the skin can trigger excess oil production, dullness, irritation, and breakouts so it needs to be avoided.
Of course, we don’t want it to happen to you. So we would like to recommend you to choose a face wash that is high in nutrients to moisturize the skin, has gentle surfactant, and does not give you the overdry effects afterwards. Kleveru Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Gel is best recommended for daily use since it is pH balanced (5.2-5.5) and rich in antioxidants.
To make it better, this product does not contain SLS/SLES, detergent, and alcohol which are quite harmful and makes the skin dry. Kleveru Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Gel uses Houttuynia Cordata as its natural cleansing agent to effectively cleanse the skin without overdrying effects possible.
Not only do you have to pay attention to the products, but the techniques you are using will have a good or bad effect on your skin, so you need to be careful about it! Washing your face too rough and excessively can make it dry, irritated and damage the skin barrier that keeps the skin healthy.
Treat your skin as gentle as possible. Instead of applying the cleanser directly to your skin, it is better to pour it on the palm of your hand first and rub it softly with water until it makes a foam. After that, rub the foam you’ve made gently on your face.
Wash your face once or twice a day depending on your skin’s needs. Don’t forget to rinse with enough water to make sure that you didn’t leave any residues on your skin.
Be Careful with Washcloth
If you use a washcloth or towel to dry your skin after face wash, you need to be careful! Although it might look clean, the towels you use after the shower still have bacteria and dirt contained in them. Not only that, the rough texture of towels can potentially irritate the skin, causing redness, dullness and breakouts.
Preparing a clean, soft, and different washcloth every day is the safest way to rub it in your skin after face wash. FYI, some skincare products work better when applied to damp skin since it has better absorption and seal moisture in so you might not want to rub your skin totally dry with washcloths.
So Klevies, of the three mistakes above, which one did you do the most?