Do you wash your face with germs?
Here we are thinking we are doing the most amazing job washing our face morning and night following the guidance of your Skin Therapist, Social Media Influencer or your Mother's home grown advice however its highly likely in all that cleaning you are just adding more bacteria!
PARDON? you may ask
If you use a material cloth face washer - or anything re-usable that is more than 10 weeks old regardless of the fact you wash it thoroughly or not it will have hidden bacteria or mould spores for sure!
Have you ever used a face cloth for a few days in a row and realised it smells a bit. That odour is bacteria forming inside the weave of the fabric - you cant see it as the fabric colour often hides this until its over taken by bacteria.
These little spores are a natural part of life - they live on our face already and given the right breeding environment which is a moist, dark woven area they will manifester into something much more sinister over time. If machine washed the excess bacteria that generates odour will dissolve but the germ still remains meaning you wet it again and the process begins all over again.
Washing your skin over and over again with these types of bacteria mean you place your skins PH in a level of harm causing breakout, inflammatory skin conditions such as Peri Oral Dermatitis, Rashes and Skin Peeling just to name a few.
This is why we recommend a Cleansing Cloth
1. Its made of a micro fibre that is more resistant to mould and bacteria development
2. Its white so you can see when it TOO develops what naturally occurs in all cleansing or cleaning equipment and means you know when its time to throw it out.
It can happen quickly if you don't clean between uses, ensure it dries as much as possible between use and if you have extra oil activity.
3. Its 100% more effective at removing your cleansing product, any makeup and dead cell build up than a normal average face washer.
The NEVER ENDING CLEANSE
The key to healthy happy skin is commitment (like for everything in life) cleansing daily, morning and night for a minimum of 30-60 seconds is key to always ensuring your skin has its best foot forward.
The cells are balanced, hydrated and calm if this happens and it ensures you a step in the right direction of less breakout and skin irritation.
For further support on how to use a Cleansing Cloth check out our other informative blogs on Skin Health.
Put in simple terms TEWL is the process of water moving through the deep cells to the surface and evaporating in an accelerated rate. Why is this a bad thing, you may ask?
It not only leaves your skin depleted, it shows tell tale signs of a disfunctional cleansing and hydration routine.