3 Things to Avoid When Washing Your Face

August 15, 2017

skin care Chevy Chase, MDIf you want a clear, clean complexion washing your face is one of the basic things you should do both morning and night. And although face washing is a basic step in getting clearer skin, not many people know exactly how to do it. To ensure that you are getting the most out of your face washing experience, we have created a brief guide including three things to avoid. Read on to learn more.

Hot Water

Nothing can feel quite as calming as washing your face with hot water after a long day of work or spending time outside. However, even though hot water may feel good on your skin, if the water is too hot, it can lead to a dry, chapped, red, and irritated skin. Try switching to cold water, and you will notice smoother, more hydrated skin overall.

Abrasive Scrubs

If you have acne, blackheads, or dry skin, scrubs can do wonders for your skin. However, if you are using a scrub that is too abrasive, it can cause more harm than good. Abrasive scrubs should be used very sparingly because they can strip your skin of natural oils— drying it out and causing it to kick into overdrive and produce way too much oil and make you break out. Rather than using an abrasive scrub, use a gentle foaming scrub just one to two times per week.

Under Rinsing

One of the most common mistakes that people make when washing their face is to under rinse. Our suggestion? Rinse your face until you can feel that the product is off and then rinse it some more. If the product is left on your skin, it can clog your pores and cause breakouts. To ensure that you get it off, you can also use a device like a Clarisonic after you use a cleanser to get off the remaining product.

By following the basic tips listed above, you can have that glowing complexion you have always wanted. To learn more about how you can achieve that perfect skin, contact Chevy Chase Dermatology today!

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