While it’s okay to forgo your daily makeup routine during the pandemic, your face cleansing regimen, however, is a must! Whether you’re completely isolated at home or you go out for grocery runs every now and then–germs, debris and dust settle on your face throughout the day. When mixed with the sebum on your skin, it creates a recipe for acne and other skin issues. The solution to this dilemma is face cleansing–simple, right? Wrong! Face cleansing may seem like a straightforward task and yet many go about it the wrong way, which leads to breakouts. It’s not only about how many times you wash your face, but also how you do it and the right products to use. Given our current situation, it’s beneficial to use products that not only cleanse and moisturise the skin but also kill any bacteria lurking on it.
Lucky for you, MyGlamm’s newly launched WIPEOUT Germ-Killing Face Wash is just what you need to protect your skin against germs. Packed with natural ingredients, this face wash kills 99% germs while leaving your skin revitalized and nourished throughout the day. But to achieve results, you need to do more than just lather it on. Confused? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for! We have a few face washing tips that will help you achieve happy, clean, germ-free skin in no time.
It doesn’t matter if you changed your makeup routine and opted for the minimal route during lockdown, it is still important to remove every last bit of it with a makeup remover before using a face wash. If your pores are clogged with makeup, it can lead to acne, blackheads and other undesirable skin conditions.
The skin on your face is more sensitive and delicate as compared to the rest of your body. Using an ordinary bar soap will damage the skin barrier and alter the pH balance of the skin, which increases the growth of bacteria and yeast. Avoid using body washes or bar soaps to wash your face clean and use the WIPEOUT Germ Killing Face Wash, which is specially designed to take care of delicate skin.
As stated, the skin on your face is much more delicate as compared to the rest of your body. So it’s always beneficial to use a face wash that contains gentle skin-friendly ingredients no matter how resilient you think your skin is. The WIPEOUT Germ Killing Face Wash is an antimicrobial daily face cleanser that’s enriched with natural ingredients like tea tree oil, cucumber and aloe vera to gently cleanse your skin and remove impurities. Since it’s free from parabens and SLS, it is suitable for all skin types and it’s natural germ-fighting elements, making it perfect for our pandemic-riddled world.
No matter how oily your skin gets, washing it twice or maximum thrice a day is good enough. You may think that over-cleansing or scrubbing will leave your face squeaky clean, but you’re just stripping away the oils needed to keep it healthy and balanced. This will leave the skin feeling tight and dry. Stick to cleaning your face twice a day, once in the morning and once before going to bed. If it starts to feel oily through the day, use a face mist to revitalize your skin.
During the monsoon and winter seasons, hot water may feel like heaven on your skin, but it causes a lot of skin damage. It damages the skins’s keratin cells, which leads to dry, irritated skin, whereas cold water doesn’t effectively remove the dirt. Reach a middle ground and use lukewarm water while using the WIPEOUT Germ-Killing Face Wash to get rid of germs, bacteria and dirt that may have settled on your skin.
Fungi and germs can settle on just about anything, including your loofahs and facial scrubs. If not disinfected regularly, the bacteria can transfer to your face every time you use it. Wash your facial tools after every 2-3 uses and sanitize them with the WIPEOUT Sanitizing Spray to get rid of any germs.
Most of us make the mistake of only cleaning our face and forget about the jawline and neck. These areas are prone to debris, dirt and bacteria as well, so make sure to go below the chin every time you use the WIPEOUT Germ-Killing Face Wash. While cleansing your face, gently rub your fingers in an upward motion to improve the texture of the skin and relax facial muscles. The same goes for when you’re cleansing your neck.
After cleansing your face with the WIPEOUT Germ-Killing Face Wash, be sure to use a soft, clean face towel. Used towels are filled with bacteria which will transfer to your face, making your cleansing efforts absolutely redundant. Use a soft towel that absorbs the water quickly and gently pat your skin instead of rubbing it.
Face cleansing doesn’t stop after you wash it. If you truly want to achieve soft, clear, happy skin you need to keep the pH levels balanced and you can do so by using a toner for the face.
While toners restore the pH balance, you need to follow it up with a moisturiser to protect it from drying. If your skin feels tight after washing, it’s probably because you have dry skin. Use heavy moisturisers to keep the skin from drying out and peeling. If you have oily skin, opt for gel-based moisturisers which will hydrate and nourish the skin while keeping the oils in check.
Haven’t been following these rules? It’s okay, it’s never too late to start. We hope these tips help you cleanse your face more effectively.
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