stop washing your face


Okay, so this might sound a bit crazy, but I recently stopped washing my face and noticed the biggest difference. As soon as the temperatures start to drop I try to prep my dry skin for what's to come, and this year, inspired by this story, I decided to stop washing my face altogether. I didn't think this would have such a big impact, but man, was I wrong! It's kind of common knowledge that cleansers tend to dry out your skin, mess with your natural pH balance, and can cause redness or itchy spots, but I was so used to washing my face that at first it felt weird to stop doing it. After only a little while, though, my skin started to feel bouncier and hydrated, and looked generally ... glowy.




Needless to say I've adopted a whole new routine, that's as easy as it comes: first I take off my make-up with my beloved Bioderma Sensibio H2O (aka the holy grail of make-up removers), using unbleached cotton pads, until my skin is completely clean. Then I apply a good moisturizer (I still love my La Mer day cream, but La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra soothing care is a great budget friendly alternative). About once a week I give my skin a little extra love (and cleansing!) with the Aveda Tourmaline Radiance face mask, which is really awesome for instant glow. And that's it!


Which little beauty tips & tricks do you have that make a big difference? I'm super curious! :)

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So true!! I have been doing it for a while now, only 1 scrub on sundays and the rest of the week no face washing. So incredible. Of course my Bioderma Eau micellaire consumption is crazy but i love it!
Toleriane Dermo Cleanser is another great option for a no wash cleanse! And the Bioderma Sensibio Washing Gel is a non-irritating face wash for those who can't stop the urge to wash their face.
Ik heb steeds het gevoel dat mijn huid niet volledig proper is als ik enkel met Bioderma reinig. Make-up krijg je toch niet helemaal weg of het aantal pads die je nodig hebt zijn oneidig? Love, Tessa.
Hey Tessa! Ik heb wel het gevoel dat mijn huid goed proper is als ik met Bioderma reinig, en ik gebruik de voor- en achterkant van mijn pads om er een beetje zuinig mee om te springen. :) xx
Have you tried the Clinique redness solutions cleanser? Great for sensitive skin during wintertime. I'm a huge bioderma fan as well 😊
I'm using the same Bioderma product for ages ; I never leave the country without it .. it's the one thing I always pack first in my suitcase. I moisturize with a simple Nivea product during the year but in cold crisp Winter times I'm using the Silver Cream by Widmer. My guilty pleasure is the Illuminating Eye Gel by La Mer. I known quite expensive but as I am a 40 something woman, I guess I'm just entitled in pampering myself I little bit more luxuriously than the girl I was in my 20-ies.
Hi Nica, thanks for your feedback! :) I'm also guilty of using some of the La Mer products; as I have very sensitive dry skin, I think it's worth the splurge. And if you combine it with more affordable products such as the Bioderma cleansing water, it seems like the perfect balance. ;) xx
I visited my dermatologist the other day and he said i have dehydrated skin and the result is not dry but greasy (how crazy is that) and forbid that i use micellar water, that she makes my skin even dryer (something like a new trend which requiers biger use of hidratation) What do you think about that?
Dear Agrippa, It's totally true that dehydration of your skin can cause your skin to produce more oil, as a way of compensating the dehydration. That's actually one of the reasons why I stopped washing my face in the first place, because all those super intensive cleansers tend to dry out my skin and have the opposite effect of what they're supposed to do. For me, the micellar water keeps my skin oils balanced, but of course, everyone has a different skin type, so that may not work for you. I'd definitely recommend listening to your dermatologist and even more importantly to your own skin. Try
I used to have a lot of redness on my skin, someone at the drugstore told me to stop cleasing with foam but to use a milk. So now I use the cleasing milk from Chanel and follow up with the serum and day cream and noticed that my skin is much better now! So I'm a firm believer :-)
Hi Charlotte! Yes, exactly, if you're not ready to completely quit cleansers, a milk is usually a lot softer on your skin than a foam or gel. Thanks for sharing! :) x
I never use any facial scrubs or cleansers ...and my skin is always glowing and smooth!