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By New You Editorial
Posted On Jan 29, 2014

New You Beauty Tip: Avoid the most common face washing faux pas for clear beautiful skin.

Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to wash your face. Unfortunately too many of us commit common face washing faux pas that can lead to dry irritated skin, premature aging and blemishes. Here are the Most common mistakes to look out for:


  1. Choose the right cleanser. Your cleanser should be washing away dirt and make-up, but should not strip your skin of natural oils. Find the right cleanser for your skins ph. For oily skin use a gel cleanser and for dry skin use a cream cleanser.
  2. Wash your hands. As simple as it may sound, it is commonly overlooked. Wash your hands before washing your face to prevent additional dirt.
  3. Keep it warm. Wash your face with lukewarm water to keep it hydrated and unaffected.
  4. Don’t over exfoliate.  Be gentle with your face. Over exfoliation can do more harm then good, and damage the surface of the skin.