Recently we’ve read some articles and interviews from dermatologists who have advised that washing your face in the shower is a down right no no and it is much better to wash your face in the sink. In an interview with The Gloss dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi gave quite a few tips when washing your face, one of these being to refrain from washing your face in the shower.
She says, “I recommend that my patients wash their faces at the sink and should use lukewarm to cold water, which is better for delicate faces.”
Another tip she gives is to wash your face at least once per day, advising to “Always wash your face at night before bed,” she goes on to say “Your body repairs itself at night and that won’t happen without you removing all the dirt and grime of the day. Unless your skin is super oily, simply splashing water on your face in the morning is fine. For skin that breaks out regularly, you need to thoroughly cleanse twice a day.”
Amandine Isnard who is a product developer at EVE LOM gives further advice on how to properly wash our faces telling us, “A cold finish stimulates circulation and can be hugely beneficial to the overall glow of your skin.”
Another consideration when washing your face in the shower is that different products for washing and conditioning hair or body washes might get mixed up with our face wash product. This mish mash of products might not actually be beneficial for the skin on our faces because they simply weren’t made for our facial skin in mind.
Armed with these great tips we can’t help but recommend to all of our readers and customers that it might be time to stop juggling too many activities in the shower and keep it simple! It probably is a good idea to also install our basin tap filter at the sink too, so that when we do wash our faces at the sink we’re using the most pure, crystal clear water free from chemicals, limescale and heavy metals.