What Will Happen to Your Skin If You Stop Washing Your Face
You may have heard that washing your face twice a day is the best thing to 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 step 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 dermatology trends for you to consider recommending that you refrain from using water and over-washing your skin.
Excessive cleansing can alter the pH of the skin.
If you’ve tried every skin care 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 skin care. Skin cleansers can kill off good bacteria and destroy the skin’s pH.
If you’re part of most twice-daily face washes, we recommend skipping the morning wash, as the evening wash is necessary to remove SPF and makeup (if you use 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 excessive use of water during your skin cleansing regimen.
How to remove 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 regular makeup routine.
As counterintuitive as it may seem, water only makes your skin dry and robs you of your natural oils.
The waterless cleaning experiment, the first 3 days
Day one – Your morning routine will be a little different since you used your favorite cleanser, put on your makeup, and sprayed your face well with water. But so far so good. Before going to bed, you used some rose water as a toner and called it a night.
The second day: He runs to the bathroom, expecting some major changes to his skin. But surprise: your skin looks exactly the same. Then you apply light makeup and get on with your day.
The best part is that although you would expect your skin to be oily, it is actually drier than normal. This is because the skin is trying to balance its natural oil levels.
Day Three: Your skin may be flipping between dry and oily, but there’s one thing you’ll notice: your blackheads are almost gone, just like those big pimples.
The waterless cleaning 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 one skincare tip that seemed crazy at first, but is now part of your routine? Let us know in the comments.