You’d say, “I wash my face daily.” every morning and night, when your skin feels greasy, groggy or right after you return from a polluted area. You know the drill, but here’s a fact: 7 out of 10 men commit face wash mistakes every day maybe with their choice of product, the frequency of use or with plain, simple application. If you’re humble enough to receive grooming intel, we’re listing down the biggest face wash f-ck ups ever known to humanity.
1. A Face Wash Fling
Choosing your face wash is serious business. Observe your skin for a day, define your skin type and only then, head to a drug store as soon as possible. As a thumb rule, men with normal to dry skin, look for hydration/creamy face washes and guys with oily/combination skin should try foam washes or gel cleansers. And remember: the lather of your face wash should be frothy, not too bubbly.
2. Too Hot To Handle/Too Cold To Care
Acute temperatures damage your skin—even if you’re Superman. While rinsing your face, make sure the water’s just warm enough (not boiling hot or freezing cold)—you don’t want to dry your skin out.
3. Rushing To Climax
Let’s guess this: you rinse, apply the face wash, lather and wash it off quick. Right? There mistake numero uno. The lather needs to rest on your face. Give it a while, let it open your pores up, soften the sebum and do you complete justice. Only then, wash it off and follow it up with a moisturizer. Else, use a mild face wash first, use a stronger one next (maybe with oil-eliminating/acne fighting properties) and then, wash it all off.
Face Wash Mistakes You’re Making Every day
4. Skipping The Morning Alarm
So here’s the thing: you need to wash your face at least twice a day, once in the morning and then at night (before going to bed). Most men skip the morning routine. Don’t do that. Your night face wash routine will cut all the overnight oil build-up and excessive residue of any products you apply before crashing (maybe a night cream/under eye cream).