When I was in school some years ago, my dearest teacher in a more mother to daughters moment told me and some of my friends that she doesn’t wash her face with water and that she advice us do to the same. Today, a few years later I’ve decided to write a post about why we should wash our face with water less, and as odd as it might sound, we really should take doing so into consideration.
Before I begin to tell you others alternatives to the plain old water, let’s talk about todays water. The water that leaves fresh from it source but reach our houses full of sand and impurities. This is happening due to the old conducts that are never replaced and the fact that we are drinking (thing that you should not do unless you use a purifying thing), using it in our food or using it to wash our face might led to a lot of troubles.
I cannot tell you how many times my mom ended up throwing away the soup because she realized that the water she put over the veggies had an awful color and a lot of tiny things in it. Now imagine that we wash our face with that water without realizing what it contains. We might see that our skin breaks out a lot even though we take good care of it, we might feel our hands and skin very dry even though we moisturize. The bad water is the answer.
No, I am not saying that we shouldn’t take a shower anymore, I am just saying that we can save a little part of our whole body haha. Here’s what we can do:
- Use Micellar water – just take a cotton pad or two and press it gently over your face in the morning and night time. It’s great to take your makeup off at night time and all the impurities that you collect over night in the morning;
- Make some “tea” – boil some water and put some fresh and dried chamomile (or use regular bags), let them sit a few minutes, take off the bag, let it cool down then use it to wash your face but only in that day! It can become easily toxic if you let it sit for too much time;
- Use cleansing wipes – even though I would not recommend using them for a lot of time because they can easily make your face look red or even irritating, they definitely come in handy as a quick solution;
- Don’t use some harsh face cleaners – I do think that this one is the most important one as by using a harsh face cleaner along with the hard water your face will be more red as the days goes by. A really nice advice that I’ve received and that I like to pass along is that if you have an oily skin DON’T wash it a lot of times in the day and especially DON’T use products that contains a lot of particles (really don’t know how well I’ve explained it so here is a picture of an example product). If you use aggressive products your face will continue to produce more oily to make up for the one you try to get rid off so let’s look on the bright side – oily skin ages up slowly so instead of hating it, buy some blotting papers and your problem is partially solved.
So how many times do you wash your face?
Do you have any others water replacements?
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