I don't know about you guys, but I have always struggled with knowing right from wrong when it comes to washing my face.

It seems that every skin care professional has a different opinion on what kind of product you should use and the methods you should use to care for your skin.

I have always wanted just some plain and simple advice. And it looks like I've finally found it.

Here is actually a list of common mistakes people make when washing their face. Heed this advice and it is sure to help you achieve a cleaner, healthier face.

  1. Not washing their hands first. If your hands are dirty when you wash your face, you end up rubbing oil and bacteria into your skin.
  2. Exfoliating too much. You should really do this only once or twice a week, not every day.
  3. Scrubbing too hard. Ideally, you should use a gentle circular motion. If you're too aggressive, you could actually cause more wrinkles.
  4. Using cold water. Warm water opens up your pores while cold water closes them. So wash with warm water and rinse with cold water.