FYI: You're Washing Your Face All Wrong
These rookie mistakes can ruin your skin
The fix: If you have sensitive or dry skin, scale back to two products, max. (makeup remover and cleanser). Avoid cleansers that foam right out of the pump, which tend to contain soap surfactants (the ingredients that make it lather), which can strip and irritate skin, says Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas. And what about this double-cleansing process we've been hearing about? It's a good way to get your skin super clean, especially if your face is all sweaty from working out, or you're wearing heavy makeup. "Do not use exfoliating beads or grains to double cleanse," warns Miami-based dermatologist Betty Bellman, M.D. Instead, remove your makeup with a cleansing wipe or gentle makeup remover before following with your cleanser.
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