The majority of people today are on a really tight daily schedule. There is a constant race with time. Get up early, get ready for work, make it there on time, and do your best to finish your tasks. When you finally get home you just want to go about your day, using your free time as you please. And tomorrow is the same thing again. Maintaining your hygiene in the morning while you’re half-asleep can have you skip either combing your hair, brushing your teeth, or washing your face. The first two are a big deal, but a clean face is equally important. Here are six reasons why you should wash your face every day.
As you spend time outside, you are exposed to dust and dirt particles carried by the wind. Combined with sweat, they can cause redness and itching, as well as block your skin pores. Dead skin cells can also obstruct the hair follicles, trapping oil and bacteria inside. It then leads to inflammation and acne outburst. Washing your face will remove all this dirt and grime and give your skin its natural glow back. It’s recommended to rinse your face twice a day, in the morning and before bed. If you exercise, wash your face afterward to remove the sweat. You can use just water, but it must be lukewarm, neither too hot nor cold.
Open up your skin pores
Your skin has its natural way of protecting itself. The glands producing the protective oil are called sebaceous glands. They are situated right next to the hair follicle, and the oil drains through the follicle and covers the skin. Too much or too little of this oil badly affects your skin. Greasy skin can trap more dead cells and dirt, blocking the further flow of sebum and causing acne. For most people using water is enough, but you can use a cleanser if you want. If you have oily skin, search for a cleanser that contains salicylic acids. Be careful not to overdo it, as excessive cleaning will leave you with dry and irritated skin. If that happens, irritated skin can be treated with sunflower oil which can help with the regeneration of damaged skin cells.
Hydrate your skin
If you have the type of skin that gets dry and rough easily, you need more extensive treatment. Washing your face more than once a day could irritate your skin further, so rinsing it before bed should be enough. For your skincare routine, consider using moisturizing cleansers. Creamy, non-foaming cleansers are recommended, as they are mild and not abrasive as the foaming ones. Additionally, apply moisturizing creams, balms, or lotions to rehydrate and regenerate your skin. All this will remove the dried skin layer, prevent redness, and heal any cracks and lesions. Keep your skincare products in a visible spot, so you don’t forget to use them. One of the bathroom vanities with a spacious shelf will serve great for that purpose.
Prevent any imperfection
Some people are more prone to skin problems than others. Those with particularly greasy skin are often dealing with blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. A certain bacterium lives in your pores, and it can cause an infection that could require antibiotics. This happens when pores get blocked because this bacterium feeds on fatty acids in sebum. Furthermore, inflamed acne can leave scars or pigmentations that take months to disappear. Other than that, blackheads can be really stubborn and a nightmare to deal with. Washing your face regularly can prevent any of this from happening. If you must use soap, make sure that it’s gentle to your face. A bar of regular soap will strip away your skin’s natural protective barrier.
Rejuvenate your skin
Clean facial skin will not only be rid of acne, dryness, and irritations, but it will also appear cleaner and healthier. Additionally, regular skincare can prevent wrinkles. A washed and clean face is a foundation for applying any cream or anti-aging product. If you want to maximize the rejuvenating effect, consider exfoliating. This way you will remove any excess dead skin or dirt buildup left after washing. You can use either chemicals like salicylic acid or physical exfoliants like scrubs. It can be done two or three times a week, but if you have sensitive skin, two times a month is enough.
Your face speaks before you
Apart from your facial features, the condition of your skin tells a lot about you. Poor skin tone, clogged pores, and greasy complexion can have a negative effect when it comes to the first impression. Keeping the skin clean doesn’t require a lot of money, as said above, a simple wash can be enough. Glowing healthy skin will not only help you to improve your overall appearance, but it will also boost your confidence.
In the end, you will feel empowered and ready to face the challenges of the day, knowing that your face is clean and healthy. Besides, washing your face regularly can be the first step to set you on the path to new, healthy habits.