The Most Common Mistakes Women Make With Skincare
The way you care for your skin every day will greatly affect how it looks, for good or for bad. If you eat right and drink plenty of water, you’ll have healthy skin that glows. If you use the right products on your face you’ll give your skin the hydration it needs to stay healthy. You’ll also be able to control oil and breakouts, and will also avoid premature wrinkles and other unsightly blemishes.
As important as the right skincare products are for your face, many women never bother to consider what they use for everyday washing and actually use the same bar soap they use to wash the rest of their skin!
Why is this such a beauty no-no? Soap has many ingredients that are meant to strip away everything on the surface of the skin; this is how you get clean. However, the skin on your face is especially delicate and needs a good supply of natural oil in order to stay healthy.
Those natural oils are what keep your skin from getting dry and developing wrinkles, and washing them away with bar soap is going to lead to tight, dry, flaking skin on the face, and to those dreaded premature wrinkles.
The right cleanser for your face should also add back the moisture it takes away. Regular moisturizing soaps don’t have these ingredients, or will have ingredients that are too harsh for the face. You may see more breakouts and skin irritation if you use bar soap on your face, even if it claims to be gentle and to add moisture to your skin.
Use a gentle cleanser meant for the face when you wash; some days you may not even need a cleanser. If you’ve gone without makeup and don’t have a buildup of oil and dirt, a cool wet cloth can clean your skin adequately.