You Should Never Wash Your Face With Hot Water And Heres Why…

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We are huge advocates for taking your cleansing routine seriously. Washing your face twice a day is one of the easiest ways to achieve skin improvements but if you’re using hot water, you’re actually hurting your skin in more ways than one.

Don’t worry, a slight tweak can save your skin in no time! Here are just a few of the nasty side effects you can expect if you keep washing your face with hot water.

It Irritates Your Skin

skin irritation, washing face with hot water, hot water side effects on skinThe top layers of your skin are where your pores live, and just below the surface is where blood vessels are. These two factors make your facial skin especially delicate and vulnerable to extreme temperatures. When you wash your face with hot water, you may see red blotches of skin which are actually just the blood vessels getting irritated and causing unnecessary redness.

To avoid irritation, lukewarm water is all you need to pair with your cleanser to get a thorough clean and have your face feeling soft and refreshed. Washing with cold water can also have just as bad a reaction to your skin so finding that lukewarm balance is crucial to happy skin.

It Strips Your Natural Oils

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Using scorching hot water will no doubt strip your skin of its natural oils and leave you with that dry, stiff feeling in your face. If you’re using a traditional foaming cleanser, expect that dryness to be even worse. Hot water + foaming cleansers is the perfect disaster that will lead to dry patches, flakey skin, and dullness.

Once you’re ready to ditch the hot water, ditch the foam cleanser too and opt for a super hydrating Olive Oil Cleanser which will work well to remove dirt with the warm water, but also re-balance the pH levels in your skin. The result will be a soft, smooth and brightened face even after the first use.

It Can Make You Age Faster

dry skin, wrinkles, hot water to wash face, skin damageWhen skin is dry and dehydrated, it becomes a breeding ground for new wrinkles to form and old wrinkles to stand out. The last thing anyone needs is any help to accentuate wrinkles, so stay away from hot water that will dry you out and make you look older.

If you switch to a lukewarm temperature to wash your face, you’ll start to find your wrinkles are less noticeable. You should also be following up your cleansing with a powerful moisturizer and eye serum that doesn’t just hydrate but packs your skin with collagen-producing peptides and proteins. Who knew such a small tweak to your routine could have such a huge impact!

Three Ways To Make Your Skincare Routine Feel More Luxurious

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If you’re lucky enough to discover just how much of a difference an amazing skincare routine can make in your life, then you know that even a few moments of self-care a day can be a game changer.

Skin care should never feel like a chore, in fact, it should feel more like a trip to the spa. If you’re looking for ways to take your “me time” to the next level, here are a few easy ideas you can try!

Put On Some Music

music, music for your morning routine, morning routine, Music has the ability to transform our moods and energy levels. By starting your day with a little bit of music while you get your skin and makeup ready for the day can be just what you need if you’ve woken up on the wrong side of the bed.

Choose your favorite album to groove to, or use apps like Spotify or Apple Music to find something new. We guarantee a little bit of music while you prep for your day will have you grooving in no time!

Light A Candle

skincare routine, morning routine, light candles, candles, relaxationYou might think candles for nighttime but they’re just as relaxing and calming during the day. Most expensive spas will have candles doing all day because it promotes relaxation and can make the room smell lovely.

Pick a scent that makes you feel happy and light it right when you wake up in the bathroom. By the time you’re in there ready to get your day started, you’ll be delighted at the beautiful scent and the calming energy that’s filling the room.

Ditch Your Electronics

tips to relax, ditch your electronics, relaxation, stress relief, skincare routineYou might think it’s helpful to watch a tutorial on youtube or facebook as you’re getting ready and prepping your skin but you’re taking away time for yourself by focusing on someone else while keeping glued to a screen.

Step away from the beauty bloggers and enjoy the experience of pampering yourself, even if it’s just your daily routine. If you treat the experience like it’s a special experience, chances are you’ll feel like you just visited the spa by the time your skincare routine is done!