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You're Supposed To Wash Your Face At The Sink, Not The Shower, And This Is Why

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"Hot water coming straight onto your face from the shower head can strip away your natural oils and leave your skin barrier weak, vulnerable and cracked," she told BuzzFeed. "To avoid putting your face directly into piping hot water straight from the shower head, try cleansing your skin at the sink with lukewarm water."

In a post for The Klog, Soko Glam's editorial site, beauty contributor Tina Cho wrote that she actually double cleanses and then moisturizes with a facial oil before getting into the shower. The oil "creates a protective barrier on my skin and prevents moisture from escaping during and after the hot shower."

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And if you're wondering what happens if she gets shampoo or soapy water on her face by accident, she just does a partial face cleanse again after her shower.

  1. So tell us, how you were washing your face before this?

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    I've ALWAYS washed my face at the sink bc I'm not new to this, I'm TRUE to this!
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    I was def. washing my face in the shower, but I'm gonna totally do it at the sink now.
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    I was washing my face in the shower, and I will continue to wash my face in the shower bc #aintnobodygottimeforthat.
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So tell us, how you were washing your face before this?
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    vote votes
    I've ALWAYS washed my face at the sink bc I'm not new to this, I'm TRUE to this!
  2.  
    vote votes
    I was def. washing my face in the shower, but I'm gonna totally do it at the sink now.
  3.  
    vote votes
    I was washing my face in the shower, and I will continue to wash my face in the shower bc #aintnobodygottimeforthat.
 
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