5 Face Washing Habits Which Detriment Your Skin
I know a few people who have OCD for rubbing plain water on their facial skin.While procrastinating in the offices, they pour a drop or two from their water bottles and give a gentle rub on their face.
It certainly doesn’t require any expertise to rub— whether in the office or home; however, if done incorrectly, it might show a cumulative negative impact in the long term.Let’s look at the daily mistakes which degrade the quality of your skin.
Resorting to the wrong cleanser.
We all have a different quality of skin; however, our surfaces are fairly acidic.The acidic nature of skin fends off the infection causing germs like bacterias and fungi.
The best part about it is— we can measure the pH level of our skins by using a litmus test.The pH level of skin optimally sits at 5.5.
When the natural oil (Sebum) mixes with the sweat, it forms the acid layer called— acid mantle.The acid mantle takes the responsibility of protecting the skin from external attack.
Making use of the wrong cleanser might upset the acidic mantle and disbalance the pH level of the skin.Hence, we must look for the cleansers which align with our skin quality and pH level.
Not believing the rule “Hands before the Face.”
Can you guess the reason why all the schools in the world teach “wash hands before and after the meal?”
Hands are the first source of infection.While washing the face, a lot of people have developed a habit of cleaning the face directly.
The algorithm should be “wash the hands, and then the face,” and not the other way round.
The idea is to stop the germs like bacteria and fungi from attacking the facial skin and preventing skin problems like acne, pimples, and lesions.
Too lazy to change or clean the washcloth.
The purpose of washing the face is to minimize the risk of bacterial infection.I’d probably rate the water the best universal antibiotic; however, the purpose of cleaning the face loses its value if you stick to the dirty washcloth.
If you are too lazy to clean the washcloth, spray the antiseptic on the cloth and apply it on your skin.Make sure that you don’t use the whole cloth to rub your face, instead, use a part of it.
Washing your face with too cold or hot water
It’s a good habit to wash your face twice a day; however, what you use as the washing agent has far more significance than the number of times you clean your face.
The point is relatively simple— wash it as if it’s your last.If you splash your face with the hot water, you might subdue the production of natural oil on the skin.With bleak oil layer, you tend to lose the softness of the skin and develop dryness.
Similarly, if you use cold water to wipe off your face, you are prone to damaging your capillaries (the small blood vessels).The capillaries are responsible for carrying necessary nutrients to the face.
For the best practice, you should use lukewarm water— the water at room temperature which keeps the skin fit and healthy.
Cleansing in haste
It’s understandable that washing the face needs proper time and attention, and it might take more time in our overly-packed schedules.
However, you should follow the rule “all or none.”If you plan to execute a wash, make sure that you take out time good enough to apply and clean the cleanser properly.
A half-hearted attempt in a hurry might leave a pinch of cleansing chemical on your skin— which might irritate your skin to another level.Hence, cleansing your skin in haste will detriment the quality of it.
Thus, paying attention to every little washing detail might add glorious charm to your face.