Cleansing should be the first step of your skincare routine, and you shouldn't skip it no matter how tired you feel. To achieve glowy and healthy skin, you need to start with a clean base before applying any skincare products on top. For any serum or moisturizer to work it needs to get past the dirt and dead skin cells to be able to sink in and absorb, which is why it is very important to stay consistent with cleansing. In the morning you should cleanse to remove all the sebum that has built up during the night. Cosrx's Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser will gently cleanse your face and leave you with a clean canvas. At night you want to do a heavier cleansing to wash off all the dirt that has accumulated during the day. For nighttime, double cleansing is the perfect solution. Start with a balmy cleanser like Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm, then follow up with a water-based cleanser or cleansing foam like the Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam.
Washing your face too quickly
A lot of people cleanse their face without putting in enough time and patience it deserves. Cleansers are designed to be washed off and not left on the skin, but you still need to give the ingredients some time to work their magic and do what they are supposed to do. You want to wash your face for about 1 to 2 minutes. Use this time to massage everything in and to allow the product to sink in and clean your pores.
Using too much cleanser
Using too much cleanser can be too harsh for your skin and can cause irritations and dryness. This is why it's important not to use too much product. Using a smaller amount of product besides protecting your skin from the unwanted effects of cleansing will also make your products last longer and therefore save you some coin.
Skipping cleansing after exercising
Regular exercising makes our bodies healthy and toned and is overall very good for our health. However, sweat can often act as an irritant which is why it is important to cleanse your face after working out. Makeup removal wipes won't do the trick here. You want to wash your face immediately after working out. This will ensure that all the oil and sweat that has built up during your workout is removed from your face.