A basic chore that we all are taught since childhood is to wash our face every morning. The purpose of this act is to remove all the excess oil, dirt and bacteria from our skin. The question here arises that do we have dirt on our face when we wake up, although we have wash our face in the night? Well the answer is YES. We have dirt and bacteria on our face, the cause of this bacteria is our pillow.
Our pillow might seem clean and tidy to our bare eyes but it contains micro-organisms. These micro-organisms may cause acne and breakout on our skin. Changing pillow cover after a day or two is also one the task that must be performed religiously. When it comes to washing our face at night its kind of mandatory. As our face is exposed to dirt, bacteria and makeup layer is constant on it throughout the day. There are other occasions where washing your face becomes compulsory like right after a workout or walk.
There is no basic guide for washing our face however for people with oily skin it is suggested to wash face more frequently then the ones with dry skin. The face washing steps are simple and well-known. However, it is suggested to follow a simple face washing routine because over washing can cause dryness and less can results in acne or pimples.
“Some people are just too vigorous with washing,” says Dr. Wang. “They think they need that squeaky-clean feeling. Actually, that means you’re drying out your skin. If you’re too aggressive, it can either look drier after washing your face, or some people strip off so much oil that they actually get a rebound effect.”
FACE WASHING BENEFITS:
I would suggest you to wash your face every morning and every night as face washing is a simple task but it contains many benefits:
- REMOVES MAKEUP:
It’s more of a two-step process. “Remove your makeup before you wash your face,” says Montclair
“Many cleansers can’t take off concealer or foundation completely, especially around the eyes and nose.” Dr. Jeanine Downie.
Removing make before washing your face is necessary because no matter how many times and how virgously we face our face there is some amount of residual stuff on our face which may results in the acne or any other skin problem. There are many makeup removers available in the market. The one that turned out perfect for me is Garnier Fructis Micellar Water.
- FACE WASHING AND PIMPLES:
Washing your face with a medicated soap or cleanser can help you to reduce your acne and may even prevent from any other skin condition. Since I have a sensitive skin and my skin gets irritated easily so I prefer to wash my face with a medicated soap name Acne Aid however they have a cleanser too. you can choose from whichever product you are comfortable with be it cleanser or soap both performs the desired task.
- REMOVES DEAD SKIN CELLS:
Washing face by a facial scrub helps you to get rid if the dead skin that is built up on the face. This process of removing dead cell is referred as Exfoliation.
METHODS OF FACE WASHING:
There are different different methods by which face washing can be performed.
- WASHING YOUR FACE WITH HONEY:
Honey have natural anti-bacterial, probiotic and healing properties. Honey act as a super hydrating and nourishing agent. It have tendency to heal acne marks and minor wounds.
- WASHING YOUR FACE WITH COCONUT OIL:
Coconut oil is one of the most best natural cleanser as it have tendency to remove dirt, makeup and even oil from your face. Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, it is also found in many beauty products.