You may have heard that washing your face twice a day is the best thing you can do to prevent acne and blackheads. Maybe you even have a cleanser that you like and use every morning and night.
But you’d better put down the tissue and step away from the sink. There are several reasons why it’s not good for your skin to wash too often, especially with harsh chemicals.
Here Were team went looking for the latest dermatology trends you can consider that would tell you to avoid using water and overwashing your skin.
Over-cleansing can upset your skin’s pH.
If you’ve tried every skincare product and routine in the book without seeing the results you want, it’s time to drop everything and do absolutely nothing. Like many things in life, less is more when it comes to skincare. Skin cleansers can kill good bacteria and destroy the skin’s pH.
If you are one of the majority who wash your face twice a day, we recommend skipping the morning wash, as the evening wash is necessary to remove the SPF and makeup (if used).
How to eliminate water from your facial routine.
Washing your face without water seems contradictory. However, it is completely doable. The key element of this cleansing method is to avoid splashing water on your face by replacing this step with a cleanser. After that, continue with your usual makeup routine.
As contradictory as it may seem, water only dries out your skin and robs it of its natural oils.
A cleanser is your best pal.
Cleaning products are the best substitute for water and you have many options. However, there is one thing you must remember. Once you find a good cleanser, never swap it for another, and use it once a day.
- Micellar cleanser, which you can apply to your skin without rinsing.
- Oil-based cleansers can do a great job of protecting your skin’s barriers.
- Water-based cleansers are ideal if your skin is oily or prone to breakouts.
In the waterless cleansing experiment, the first 3 days
- The first day: Your morning routine will be a little different since you’ve used your cleanser of choice, applied your makeup, and completely avoided splashing water on your face. But so far so good. Before going to bed, you used some rose water as a toner and called it a night.
- On the second day: you rush to the bathroom expecting some major changes in your skin. But surprise: your skin looks exactly the same. Then you apply light makeup and continue with your day.
- The best thing is that even if you expect your skin to be oily, it is actually drier than normal. This happens because the skin tries to balance its natural oil levels.
- Day Three: Your skin may be wavering between dry and oily, but there’s one thing you’ll notice: your blackheads are almost gone, as are any large pimples.
The waterless cleansing experiment, the first month
After a month of washing without water, you’ll find that your skin not only survived the experiment but also thrived and has never looked better.