The vast majority of us assume that cleaning your face is a task that is so easy and basic that it can be done even when you are extremely bored or exhausted, but I am here to say that, if you want to clean your face properly, you need to put some effort into it and use the right products.  There is more to it than hands, soap, face and water. Some soaps can strip your skin of its moisture and dry it out; therefore you have to use the right kind of moisturizers and some other products that your skin can absorb. An old-school method of splash and scrub will not be sufficient here.

Myth 1: Wash your face twice a day.

Busted: Well, the jury is still out on how often you need to cleanse your face; I have found that if you live in an equatorial or tropical country, you know the hardships of not having A/C everywhere, so you are bound to sweat. Washing your face and neck at least 3-4 times to appear fresh is not a crime. For very oily skin, it is advised that you use a product that is recommended by a well-reputed company that is known to make good skin products.

Myth 2: You can just wash and go.

Busted: It is indeed a two-step process. You should remove your make up just before you wash your face. Many cleaners do not completely take out the concealer or the foundation cream mainly around the nose and under your eyes. Use a makeup removing wipe to properly remove products that are on your skin, at the end of the day you shouldn’t leave anything on your face and go to bed.

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Myth 3: You can close pores by massaging them with cold water.

Busted: You can just go ahead and throw out the notion that you can massage your face to increase circulation and then splash it with cold water to close up your pores. According to a skin expert “pores do not open and close like that.” Some mild steam can soften the hard oils in your pores, and surely it is never a bad idea to clean it all off in the shower. While it certainly feels nice, a massage wouldn’t do much for the skin; exercise is what boosts your circulation properly.

Myth 4: Spend money on pricey skin products because “the pricier it is, the better it is.”

Busted: This sentence is not exactly true, while some products that are indeed amazing, they may have a steep pricing or a standard pricing. You need to go about the trial and error way and find what is best for your skin.

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You have properly been shaving your legs ever since you hit puberty and realized that there is a whole lot of hair in places where you never thought there would be hair. You would think that by now we would have perfected the art of achieving perfectly smooth legs, but alas! You may hate it, or you may enjoy it, because I have heard from some people that it can be quite satisfying and relaxing.

You should use proper products like good quality shaving foam and decent razors. This day in age, we have specified razors, foams and even creams for the very purpose of shaving legs and other parts of your body. Even men have the ‘body razor’, and it is indeed affordable. When shaving hair, you will surely notice that there is some ingrown hair in some spots of your leg, red bumps, razor abrasion and even some nicks. Here are some tips and tricks that you should follow:

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  1. Do not shave your legs as soon as you get in the shower. Warm water usually will soften the skin and make it easier for you to shave off unwanted hair, so save the shaving part to the end of your shower.
  2. I have found that it is admittedly more comfortable if you use a trimmer to take off most of the hair first and then using a razor to finish the job. I have never used any designated razors. But you probably should.
  3. You don’t have to exfoliate the area with a loofah or a scrub. If you abrasively scrub the skin, it ends up tearing the surface of the skin and increases the chances of the redness and can even give you pain. It also can make your skin feel dryer than usual.
  4. You should never use soap to shave your legs, at any costs. It dries and causes the razor to drag painfully on the skin. If you do not have any foam, use shampoo or even conditioner in any case, this will result in being a smoother experience.legs
  5. You can experiment between short strokes to longer strokes. Longer strokes can cause nicks and scratches around your toes and ankles if you are not careful. Shorter strokes have proven to be much more helpful and efficient.
  6. Rinse the razor after every stroke. The hair may be stuck in between the blades and rinsing it will get all the hair out.
  7. Replace the blades on your razor frequently. A dull blade doesn’t shave all that well. Once every month should be a reasonable changing periods, although it completely depends on how many times you use the razor to shave parts of your body.