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5 Face Wash Mistakes You're Making Everyday



You'd say, "I wash my face daily." Precisely: every morning (sometimes, at night too), whenever your skin feels greasy, groggy or right after you return from a polluted-air escapade. You know the drill, but here's a fact: 7 out of 10 men commit face wash mistakes everyday—maybe with their choice of product, 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 mankind. 

1. A Face Wash Fling

Choosing your face wash is serious business, not like a casual Friday night fling. Observe your skin for a day, define your skin type and only then, head to a drug store or check out Nykaa online. As a thumb rule, men with normal to dry skin, look for hydrating/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.

Face Wash Mistakes You're Making Everyday© Business Insider

2. Too Hot To Handle/Too Cold To Care

Acute temperatures damage your skin—even if you're Superman. While rinsing your face, ensure 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 moisturiser. 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 Everyday© Greatist

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 eliminate all the overnight oil build-up and excessive residue of any products you apply before crashing (maybe a night cream/under eye cream).

Face Wash Mistakes You're Making Everyday© Men's Fitness

5. Using Too Much/Too Less

Buy an expensive face wash, use in minimal amounts and ensure the bottle lasts long. How foolish! Instead, grab a cheaper cleanser and use a nickel-sized amount (not pea-sized) every time. Bring in this change and notice the difference. Likewise, don't empty bottles in one go. Calm the hell down!


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