A true beauty junkie has a strict skin care regime down pat. But are you making a mistake during the easiest part of your routine? Our friends at MIMI just broke down the seven most common cleansing problems.
I care a lot about my skin — I have a very intricate skin care routine that I complete every morning and most nights. However,
against all advice, I sometimes fall asleep with my makeup on. That, we know, is a no-no. But is it possible that even when I wash my face on schedule that I’m still doing something wrong?
I tapped Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group for the answers and she detailed seven (yes, seven!) ways most of us are damaging our skin during a wash.
- You’re over-cleaning.
You should be washing your skin (face and body) twice daily at most. The best times are in the morning when you wake up, and in the evening before you go to sleep. If you’re very active or require more frequent cleaning, keep the washing short, with minimal soap. Each time you expose your skin to water and cleansers, your own natural hydrating oils are stripped. Parched skin looks duller and shows more fine lines and wrinkles.