Why You’re Probably Washing Your Face Wrong

Do these 4 things while cleansing your face for soft & supple skin.
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Sep. 9
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I hate to be that girl, but you’re probably washing your face wrong. I wish I could say that it doesn’t matter how you’re doing it, as long as you’re washing that money-maker, but washing the delicate and beautiful skin on our face is something that matters down to every last detail. But, don’t fret—it’s never too late to get your cleansing step down and your skin right! So, we’ve rounded up some crucial details we think you might be skipping and why you need to start doing them, like now. You Didn’t Wash Your HandsSo, this one seems like an obvious one, but when it’s late at night and you’re just trying to get the routine over and done, it’s definitely something that might slip your mind. Please wash your hands before you wash your face! Our hands carry all kinds of icky bacteria from the day’s work, and our skin is like a sponge that absorbs it all—so just do it.
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You Didn’t Double CleanseNow if you’re a skincare aficionado like me, this step isn’t news to you. But if you’re taking your first steps into the skincare game, double cleansing is something you definitely need to take on. It’s pretty simple too: start off with an oil cleanser or balm to remove all the oil, dirt, and makeup from your skin. An oil-based cleanser is great because it’s gentle and moisturizing, but most important it cleanses off the harmful stuff while leaving the healthy oils on your skin. Follow up the oil cleanser with your favorite lathering cleanser to finish off the two-part step as a way to get deeper into the pores and clean off dirt that the oil cleanser might have missed.You Didn’t Use the 60-Second RuleWe have Twitter’s fave esthetician @LaBeautyologist to thank for this genius one. As she explains it, when you cleanse your face for 60 seconds, you’re giving the skin-loving ingredients your cleanser is packed with enough time to actually work on your face. It helps soften the skin and dissolve all the blockage and grime you accumulate throughout the day. This rule is also great because it gives you enough time to cleanse every inch of the face, including the crevasses and outer areas we tend to neglect (I’m talking to you, nose edges and hairline!). In short, cleanse for 60 seconds and your skin will thank you.
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You Didn’t Use Your FingertipsRemember when scrubbing tools were a really big thing? Yeah, glad the beauty world got over that one… Because when it comes to our delicate skin, it’s important to be gentle! That’s why I recommend using our pretty little fingers tips for most of the work. Pump your cleanser on the tips of your finger and use them to gently lather around your face in circular motions
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