THE CLEANSING ORDEAL
No matter how elaborate or simple your beauty routine is, washing your face is step numero uno. We reveal the most popular blunders in the way that we cleanse. Are you guilty of any of these?
Face-washing blunders to avoid.
YOU’RE NOT CONSIDERING YOUR SKIN TYPE
Not all cleansers are one-product-fitsall when it comes to skin type, so pick one with the formula that suits your skin best. For instance, if you have dry skin, not only is a cleansing oil great at removing makeup and grime, it doesn’t break down your skin’s moisture too. Chanel L’huile Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil, RM180
YOU TEND TO OVEREXFOLIATE
If you have a habit of scrubbing hard upon cleansing, it needs to stop! Opt for a gentle yet deep-cleansing face wash that strips off dirt and grime effectively without irritating your skin. Only use face scrubs once or twice a week – also, steer away from cleansers that contain microbeads! Not only do they collectively pollute oceans, they might cause your skin to dry out easily too. Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, RM120
YOU DON’T REMOVE MAKEUP BEFORE CLEANSING
The double-cleansing method is important to clear residual makeup and sunscreen, ensuring that your face is really clean, with neither impurities nor traces of foundation! Relying solely on micellar water or cleansing oil isn’t doing your skin a favour. Team ‘em up instead! Commit to using a reliable makeup remover before using your cleanser and rinsing it off. Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Water, RM50
YOU DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO MOISTURE
Are you familiar with the tight-skin feeling after you’re done washing your face? Prioritise a hydrating face wash like this to leave your skin plump. Don’t just leave it all to your moisturiser, as each product in your beauty regimen counts! Laneige Cleansing Moist Cream Cleanser, RM100
YOUR CLEANSING DEVICE ISN’T CLEAN TO START WITH
Cleanse with your hands, a mitt, a sponge or even an electric brush – it’s your call! But whatever your choice might be, make sure that they’re clean before you use them. Lather your hands before cleansing and use pre-rinsed, clean devices for your own good! Eve Lom Cleanser, RM329
YOU’RE BUYING CLEANSERS MAINLY BECAUSE OF THEIR PACKAGING – OR PRICE!
Although this isn’t really wrong, first things first, make sure that the face wash that you’re putting into your cart holds great cleansing attributes. There are no brownie points for scoring a cleansing pack that’s just pretty or cheap but isn’t effective. Boscia Tsubaki Jelly Ball Cleanser, RM94