6 Common Cleansing Mistakes to Avoid | Cleansing Skincare Tips
by WISHCOMPANY INC on Jul 21, 2021
Mistake 1. You’re using a cleanser that is too harsh for your skinThere is no one-size-fits-all in skincare, this rule applies with your cleanser too. Some products are intended for oily, acne-prone skin and some are very gentle for those with sensitive or dry skin. We are very lucky that we have plenty of options available in the market, from powder, gel to even foam cleansers that are catered for different skin types as well as lifestyles. In general, a great cleanser is the one with a well-balanced pH, cleanses your skin well without making your skin excessively stripped (dry).
✓ For dry skin :
Choose a cleanser with gentle gel, foam, or milk surfactant and that is enriched
with humectants that can cleanse your skin while maintaining your skin barrier.
Gentle Black Facial Cleanser
✓ For normal–combination skin :
If you have normal–combination skin, your option is endless!
Acid-duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser
✓ For oily skin :
Choose a cleanser with a gel-to foam texture that is enriched with exfoliating
ingredients like salicylic acid that can help deep cleanse the pores from any
excess sebum and dirt.Your skin will feel new and fresh after cleansing.
Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash
Mistake 2. You didn’t clean your handsThis may sound obvious, but a lot of people tend to forget about this simple one. By washing your hand before you touch your skin (even with a cleanser on), you minimize the chance of the transfer of hundreds to thousands of germs from your palm to your skin. Get yourself a good hand wash before moving on with your cleansing step.
Mistake 3. You’re using water that is too hot or coldIt is recommended to use lukewarm water when you wash your skin. Water that is either too hot or cold may strip off and damage your skin barrier off its balance. This will all lead to dryness and even more irritated skin.
Mistake 4. You’re missing out on some blind-spotHave you been noticing a pattern of breakout along your hairline, ear area, or jawline? You probably have not been cleansing or rinsing that “blind-spot” area well. Take your time while cleansing and make sure to get your cleanser on that specific area as well. Massage your cleanser for at least 20 – 30 seconds and get it to all the ridges on your face before you move on to your next step.
Mistake 5. You’re not double cleansing when you need toWe have talked about double cleansing from our previous article that you can read here. At times, when you wear a lot of heavy-duty makeup or the air quality in your area is pretty bad, you have to rely on a double cleansing method to make sure that you’ve removed all the unwanted dirt off your skin.
✓ Read the detailed comparison of two cleansing oil from Dear, Klairs
→ Dear, Klairs Cleansing Oil Comes in Two, How to Pick the One for You for Daily Cleansing
Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil