There's more to a good face wash than you might think! Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, points out the biggest mistakes and how to fix them:
1. Choose the Right Cleanser: Cleansers should help clean skin and prep it for other skincare products, like serums and creams. Opt for a mild, moisturizing cleanser that removes oil and residue without leaving your skin dry, tight, or flaky.
2. Hands First: Wash your hands thoroughly before you begin washing your face. You don't want all the bacteria from your hands to transfer over.
3. Lukewarm Water: Rinsing your face with a cool water to close your pores is a myth-water that is too hot or too cold will only shock and irritate skin, causing broken capillaries.
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4. Don't Be So Direct: Never apply cleanser without moistening your face first. Most cleansers are too harsh and need to be diluted with water. Use one pump of product Read More »from Top 10 Facial Cleansing Mistakes