Do’s and Don’ts of Proper Face Cleansing

We’ve received a lot of questions about cleansing over the past year from customers, friends, and family members. And there were some cleansing habits that were not good for the skin. So in this post, we’ve listed 5 do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when washing your faces. 

And here they are. 

DO WASH YOUR FACE IN THE MORNING
Some people tend to just dab water on the face without using a proper cleanser in the morning because they are worried that cleansing in the morning will make their skin dry.

But this is actually the quickest way to clogging your pores. During the night, your skin repairs itself and while it does that, toxins and oil are secreted from the skin.

So if you don’t remove them, the daytime products you use won’t get absorbed well and could even ball up and clog the pores.

SOLUTION
Use a mild, pH-balanced cleanser like our 
Mild Face Cleanser to wash. (Why pH-balanced cleanser? Read this blog to learn more. 

 

DO WASH YOUR FACE EVEN IF YOU DON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE.
Even if you don’t leave your house, dead skin cells and wastes build up. If your pores get clogged by these skin cells and wastes, then your pores will get large in no time. 

So it is recommended that you wash your face even if you don’t leave your house. 

 

DON'T WASH YOUR CHEEKS FIRST.

Usually, when we wash our faces, we wash our cheeks (U-Zone) first.

But U-zone secrets less sebum compared to our forehead and nose areas, also known as T-zone. If we start by washing our cheeks first, then it’s possible that we remove too much oil from the area, irritating it and drying it out.

SOLUTION
Start by washing the T-zone areas first, followed by the U-zone. And you should wash the T-zone area more thoroughly than the U-zone. 

 

DON'T WASH YOUR FACE FOR LONGER THAN 1 MINUTE.
If you wash your face for longer than a minute, all the wastes, makeup residues, and pollutants from your pores will go right back into your pores. So don’t wash your face for longer than a minute.  

 

DON'T RINSE WITH COLD/ICE-COLD WATER.
Many people mistakenly wash with warm water and rinse with ice cold water, thinking that it’ll shrink the pores and firm the skin.

But in fact, the veins in our skin will get irritated and will repeatedly expand and contract, making the skin less elastic. And because ice-cold water can irritate the skin, causing and worsening rosacea.

If you are acne-prone, ice- cold water can harden sebum in the pores, making it harder to be removed.

SOLUTION
The best water temperature for washing face is lukewarm water, similar to the temperature of our face. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@drlouie.ca. We’d love to hear from you!

 

DrLOUIE products ensure that the skin’s ability to heal itself is maximized while maintaining its natural moisture barrier so that the skin can return to its healthy state.