Washing your face is an activity that probably is as routine as brushing your teeth. However, did you know that there is a wrong and right way to wash your face? Yes! I swear this is not a drill. You may be washing your face every day, as a good face-washer does, but somehow you are still not getting the results you want. Why? You are washing your face the wrong way.

The first thing you are doing wrong you may ask? Well, if you are not seeing the results you desire, it is most likely from using the wrong facial cleanser! The first step is identifying your skin type. Whether you have dry, oily, or any other type of skin, there is a product specifically designed for your skin type. This can usually be found on the packaging, and you will be sure to see better results once you begin using the correct cleanser.

The next problem that could be happening in your skincare routine is the temperature of the water. Maybe you like one steamy and extremely hot shower, but by doing this, you are more prone to producing oil in your glands! To get the best results, use warm, not hot, water to prevent your pores from opening. The same warning goes for cold water because if the water is extremely cold, your skin can turn too dry.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, you are applying the facial cleanser incorrectly. You are probably thinking I am making this up, but I am telling you, this is a real thing! Many cleansers need time to set into the skin in order to properly do their job. Another common mistake is not applying the cleanser in an outward circular motion. This ultimately leads to ineffectivity, and your skin will have no better results!

If you have made these mistakes, it is okay! Many people do not realize these simple steps are necessary for flawless skin, but I can assure you that by following these tips, you’ll have beautiful skin in no time!