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.


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.