You may have heard that washing your face twice a day is the best thing you can do to keep acne and pimples at bay. You might even have a beloved cleanser that you use every morning and night. But you’d better put down the towel and walk away from the sink. There are several reasons why washing too often is not good for your skin, especially with harsh chemicals.
We have embarked on a search for the latest dermatological trends for you to consider recommending that you refrain from using water and over-washing 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 give up and do absolutely nothing. Like many things in life, less is more when it comes to skincare. Skin cleansers can remove good bacteria and destroy the pH of the skin.
If you’re part of the twice-daily face-washing majority, we recommend skipping the morning wash, as the evening wash is necessary to remove SPF and makeup (if you wear it).
Sink water is not your skin’s best friend.
If you’ve ever been to another city and noticed how your skin has changed, for better or worse, you’re not alone.
The quality of tap water depends on the area in which you live. In some places, it is “more difficult” than in others. Due to the strong minerals, it contains, tap water tends to dry out and irritate the skin. This is why you should minimize the excessive use of water during your skin cleansing regimen.
How to eliminate water from your facial routine.
Washing your face without water seems paradoxical. However, it is completely doable. The key element of this cleansing method is to avoid splashing your face with water, replacing this step with a cleanser. After that, continue with your usual makeup routine.
As counterintuitive as it sounds, water just makes your skin dry and robs your natural oils.
The waterless cleansing experiment, the first 3 days
Day One – Your morning routine will be a little different as you used your favorite cleanser, put on your makeup, and thoroughly doused your face with water. But so far so good. Before going to bed, you used some rose water as a toner and finished the night.
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 go about your day.
The best part is that even though you’d expect your skin to be oily, it’s actually drier than normal. This is because the skin is trying to balance its natural oil levels.
Day three: Your skin may be switching between dry and oily, but there’s one thing you’ll notice: your blackheads are almost gone, as are those big pimples.
The waterless cleansing experiment, the first month
After a month of washing without water, you will find that your skin has not only survived the experiment but has thrived and never got better.
Would you try the waterless washing method? If not, how long can you go without washing your face? What’s the skincare tip that seemed crazy at first, but is now part of your routine? Let us know in the comments.