Do You Wash Your Face Correctly? Kim K Sometimes Doesn’t!
Kim Kardashian West sometimes sleeps with her makeup on. And it got us thinking, are you washing your face correctly?
Last week Kim Kardashian West announced that she breaks Beauty Rule Number 1 by sleeping in her make up. While presenting a Make up Artist of the Year Award to celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury Kim revealed that;
“Charlotte Tilbury is my hero because she has never let her husband see her without makeup on. She sleeps with her makeup on. She’s my idol,”
Kim then said that she was inspired by Charlotte when she was feeling lazy that she would sleep in her makeup so she didn’t have to redo it the next day.
“I know that’s probably the worst advice, but she has all the magic creams to put on the next day to make up for it.”
Although Charlotte Tilbury may have ‘magic creams’ it is extremely bad advice to sleep in your makeup. This will clog your pores and prevent your skin from breathing and healing as well as causing breakouts.
With 2 of the most influential women in beauty breaking rule no 1 it got me thinking, how many women aren’t washing their makeup off correctly if at all?
How to Cleanse Your Face Morning and Night
Use The Right Beauty Products
Are you using the right cleanser for your face?
We all have different skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, redness, psoriasis to name a few. What you use on your face should be tailored to your skin to treat and maintain any conditions that you may have. Dr ZO Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi is tailored to your skin specifically, to help with any concerns that you may have.
Use Them Properly
Most products have instructions telling you exactly how to use them, but do you ever properly read them? To get the most out of your cleansers you must use them for a minimum of 60 seconds on your face. Damp your face with tepid water and then use a 20c size dollop of the cleanser. Rub this onto your face in circular motions for 60 seconds. Rinse again using tepid water making sure all of the product is off.
Quick Tip: Use a microfibre cloth to help remove heavy makeup and use a fresh cloth for every wash as water allows bacteria to build up.
In The Morning
It is important to use an SPF no matter the time of year, the sun’s UV rays are harmful to your skin all year round. The SPF will also protect your skin from impurities in the air.
It is important not to use a cream with SPF while you sleep as this prevents your skin from breathing. Use a cream that feeds your skin as well as allowing it to breathe. Your skin needs to breathe at night as it is blocked during the day from makeup. Allowing it to breathe allows it to heal.
Skin Advice to Live & Cleanse By
- Always use SPF during the day
- Always wash your makeup off
- Use a microfibre cloth to remove cleanser and makeup
- Only use tepid water on your skin – hot water and cold water are both damaging to your skin
- Double wash your face to remove heavy makeup
- Avoid face wipes
- Use the right product for your skin type
- See a skin health therapist to learn about your skin
- Don’t believe in beauty fads
Simple enough right? Get into the correct habit of washing your face with products that you love. Less than 4 minutes a day is all it takes to prep yourself for beautiful skin.
Cleanse Your Skin and Book A Skin Consultation
We hope you’re practicing all of the skin tips above but if you want to give your skin a deep cleanse and boost then we’d love to help. Book yourself in for a skin consultation by using the form here, calling us on 01 676 1074 or emailing us to book in.