Everyone should treat their face with the utmost care and gentleness—regardless of whether you have very sensitive skin or if it’s super-resilient. Some people think that rubbing their skin vigorously with a wash cloth will give them that “cleaner feeling” but in reality that is not the case. In fact, it only makes the skin potentially worse: red, irritated, and over-exfoliated.
Furthermore, the fibers in a towel are generally too abrasive for the skin. Therefore, your best bet is to simply cleanse your face with your very own hands (clean hands, of course) and gently pat your face with a soft towel to dry.
Do you need to treat your skin a little more kindly?
Check out a few other serious skin sins:
- Not using moisturizer.
- Dirty makeup brushes and pillowcases.
- Touching your face with dirty hands AND squeezing blemishes.
- Going to bed without washing your face.
- Wearing expired makeup.