8 Skincare Mistakes You Make When You Wash Your Face

Washing your face is essential for your skincare routine. This simple step, when done properly, can keep away acne breakouts, infections and irritation. When it comes to beauty and skincare, many of us make terrible choices due to laziness/lack of information.


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However, as simple as washing your face is we’ve made mistakes while giving our face a nice cleanse. Here are the top 8 skincare mistakes you might be guilty of when you wash your face.


Oops #1: You don’t wash your face before you sleep

Washing your face is the last thing you’d think of when you’re so exhausted, but now is time to have a rethink. Not washing your face before bedtime is a popular skincare mistake.

When you go out, you get exposed to pollution from the fumes and smoke from engines of vehicles, dust and dirt in the air and smog from factories. All these come in form of tiny particles that are small enough to get absorbed into your skin.

When you skip washing your face before bedtime, it gives a chance for those particles to cause infections that could make your skin inflamed and irritated.


Oops #2: You wash your face with bar soap

It’s a common sight for people to reach for a bar of soap when they want to wash their face. However, bar soap is harsh on the skin. It strips the natural oils off your skin. Your face needs the moisture to keep it hydrated. If your face is too dry it activates the sebaceous glands to produce more oils and this could lead to acne breakout. So, opt for a gentle cleanser instead to avoid this skincare mistake.


Oops #3: You lather and scrub your face longer than necessary

This may come as a surprise but lathering and scrubbing for too long initiates irritation, redness and even cuts. Aim for a 20-30 seconds lather or scrub. Do this in circular motions paying close attention to your T-zone and chin. Once the time is up, wash with water.


Oops #4: You use water that is too hot

No matter how good washing your face with hot water feels, you need to cool it down a bit. Experts say that hot water can cause your skin to dry out faster as the hot water strips your skin off its oils that keep it hydrated. So use lukewarm water to wash your face. Warm water is less damaging than steaming hot water.


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Oops #5: You wash more than twice a day

Washing your face multiple times during the day could be damaging to your skin because frequent washing dries your face out and irritates your skin. Stick to washing your face twice a day (once in the morning and once at night).

An exception to this rule is when you workout as keeping the sweat on your face may cause infections.


Oops #6: You cleanse after using a face mask

After a nice relaxing and rejuvenating face mask, many women follow it with a cleanse to take the mask off. The ingredients in the face mask were discovered to be 300 percent more potent than serums. When you cleanse off your face mask, you cut short the hydrating and repairing effect of the mask on your skin. Instead, only use lukewarm water to remove the mask while allowing the ingredients that seeped into your skin to do their work.


Oops #7: You wipe your face with your towel

As strange as this may sound, it was discovered that you transfer microorganisms from your body to your face when you use the same towel you use to wipe your body after a shower. Having such microorganisms on your face can cause skin problems. It’s best to have a separate towel dedicated only for wiping your face.


Oops #8: You skip the early morning cleanse

Even if you washed your face at night, you must not miss the morning wash. The germs on your pillow, oil from your hair and saliva can cause your skin to breakout. That is why when you wake up in the morning you need to make sure to wash your face to remove any germs that you contacted when you were having your beauty sleep.

Also, not moisturising immediately after cleansing your face is another popular mistake. You need to moisturise as soon as you are done cleansing so your face soaks in all the moisture while damp.


Did any of these skincare mistakes surprise you?


Fashion and Style Police Reviews Avon and Bath & Body Works

I have recently started using some Avon products and Bath & Body Works shower gel. A friend of mine introduced me to Avon, and I have been loving the products so far. The review here is for an Avon perfume and Bath & Body Works shower gel. I will be reviewing the rest of the Avon products in another post.


Avon Incandessence Flame Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml £11

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I have used this perfume for some weeks now and I really like it. It was a gift from a friend and I am glad I finally got the opportunity to try Avon.

This fragrance was launched in 2014. It is an addictive infusion of vineyard peach, intense golden gardenia and warm cedarwood.


  1. I love the cute red bottle. It looks good in my bathroom cabinet.
  2. It is so affordable at £11.
  3. I like the fresh/light fragrance a lot. It is great for the current season.
  4. This fragrance is great for both day and night.
  5. The sexy fragrance stays on for about 5/6 hours.


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I really can’t fault this Avon Incandessence Flame Eau de Parfum Spray. It is an amazing perfume. You should all go try it if you haven’t already.



Bath and Body Works Fresh Sea Salt Mango Shower Gel 236ml $12.50

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I got this Bath and Body Works Fresh Sea Salt Mango Shower Gel while holidaying in Maryland last month. It was my first time shopping in Bath and Body Works and I enjoyed the shopping experience. The sales girls were friendly and proactive and the shop smelt so good. It reminded me of our good old The Body Shop here in the UK.

This shower gel is a fruity blend of Fresh Mango, Sea Salt Breeze, Sunkissed Clementine, Watery Musk & Orange Blossom.


  1. I really like the beautiful packaging. It looks so good.
  2. It smells amazing. I adore the sweet long-lasting fragrance.
  3. This shower gel contains Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Tahitian Monoi Oil, which are all great for the skin.
  4. It leaves my skin clean and fresh.


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  1. I found it quite pricey at $12.50.


What do you think of these products? Have you tried any before? Please drop your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week.




Fashion and Style Police Reviews SUQQU Moisture Rich Mask

One of the good things of being a beauty blogger is that I get to try various beauty and skincare products. And tell you all about them. I have been using this SUQQU Moisture Rich Mask for months now and I am seriously loving it. This Japanese rich mask is one of the skincare products I got from Japan. But it also available in various beauty stores in the UK.


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Product Description

This SUQQU Moisture Rich Mask is designed to rejuvenate skin and restore vitality to the complexion. It has a highly adhesive, gel-like texture that creates a tight moisture seal. The harmonic blend of rose, iri and jasmine softly fragrances the skin.


How to Use

Put a small amount on your palm and spread over the entire damp face, including the eye and mouth areas. After 5 minutes, gently wipe away the remaining mask with a tissue, and blend it into your skin to finish.


  1. I love the simple but practical packaging.
  2. It is super easy to use.
  3. My skin feels soft, smooth and nourished after using this mask.
  4. It creates a brighter complexion instantly.
  5. This mask deeply hydrates the skin and reduces the signs of ageing.


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  1. It is quite pricey at £45 for 70g.


I really like this mask. The results are mind-blowing so I can see why it comes with a hefty price tag. I will definitely be using this product again and again. It is best to use it at night, just before bedtime as your face may feel a bit sticky after.

What do you think of this SUQQU Moisture Rich Mask? Have you tried it before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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