The 6 Mistakes To Avoid For Perfect Cleansing.

Elevate your skincare game by paying attention to these simple tips.

Although washing your face might seem like a simple task, getting it right can be more complex than you might think.

From using the wrong water temperature to choosing the wrong product for your skin, the list of mistakes you could potentially make during this important step – the first commandment of Korean skin care for perfect skin – is potentially endless. Let’s take a look at the most common cleansing mistakes. And don’t forget to let us know how many mistakes you regularly make by commenting on our social media.

Mistake number 1: The water is too hot.

Although you might think that hot water on your face would be good for you, this is not always the case. When water is too hot, it can dry out your skin because it strips it of its natural oils.

What’s more, in sensitive and rosacea-prone skin it can also generate inflammation and redness. So remember: for healthy skin, it’s always best to cleanse with lukewarm water.

Mistake No. 2: Overdoing it with scrubbing.

It’s true: physical exfoliation with scrubs can help improve radiance, but when you overdo it, you run the risk of damaging the outer layer of the skin. The result? Your skin becomes red and inflamed. Not only does the skin continue to have that dull tone that we hate so much, but by doing so we risk compromising the skin barrier, with the danger of generating terrible rashes in no time at all. It is fine to carry out physical exfoliation from time to time, as long as it is always very gentle, but always using gentle products specifically for the face.

The alternative? Complete your cleansing with a chemical exfoliant.  For example, those based on glycolic and mandelic acid are gentle enough to be used every day. In fact, unlike scrubs that physically remove cells from the surface of the skin, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) help loosen cellular bonds so that dead cells can be eliminated quickly and naturally.

Mistake number 3: not cleansing the skin thoroughly.

This is a particularly common mistake among makeup users. Not removing everything thoroughly can have a negative impact on the skin, because the pores remain clogged and the risk of generating infections and unpleasant problems is very high. The solution? Double cleansing.

Alternating between an oil and water-based cleanser ensures that both categories of debris (water-soluble and oil-soluble) are completely removed and your skin is always hydrated, balanced and thoroughly cleansed.


Mistake #4: Washing your skin too often.

Washing your skin too thickly can in the long run damage the skin’s protective layer. This, in turn, affects how well your skin reacts to the environment, how efficiently it retains humectant factors, alas, one of the first causes of the first signs of ageing.

It is standard practice not to wash your face more than twice a day: once in the morning and once in the evening. BUT if you exceed the limit of two washes a day, for example if you do a lot of sport, you may want to use something gentle, such as micellar water or a very mild cleanser, for these extra washes.

Mistake #5: Using the wrong cleanser.

There are two main reasons why the cleanser you’re using on your face may not be the right one.

The first is that you’re not using a product designed for the face. Think of washing your face with a body wash or hand soap. These products contain harsh detergents that can strip the skin of its natural oils and compromise the integrity of the skin barrier, leading to dryness and irritation.

The second reason is when you choose a cleanser that isn’t right for your skin type. We can’t say it enough: the key to a successful beauty routine, the first and most important step, is to know your skin type and, consequently, choose the right products.

Mistake number 6: Using a toner that is too astringent.

When used strategically, an astringent toner is good for the skin, but when used too often (or used too heavily in the same application) it can have a negative impact on your skin.

By strategic use, we mean when your face is particularly oily (a common condition during PMS). The trick is to alternate it with more moisturising toners during the week, or to use it only in the morning, allocating hydration to your night-time routine. In fact, a toner that is too astringent can dry out the skin and make it feel tight. This even results in excess sebum production as the glands physiologically try to compensate for this moisture deficit.

To make the best use of an astringent toner, be sure to pour a few drops onto a cotton ball and gently wipe your face. But don’t forget to apply moisturiser immediately afterwards. But don’t worry, because all the toners you will find on Miloon have no alcohol or other harmful ingredients, so shop with confidence.

Shop The Story.

Now that you know the mistakes to avoid, here are the top products that are a must-have in your beauty case. Make sure you always have them with you. You’ll love them forever.

Benton PHA Peeling Gel.

Benton PHA Peeling Gel is the right product for those who can’t decide between a physical or chemical exfoliator. The formula contains naturally-derived cellulose to eliminate dead skin cells and excess sebum, and PHA, a gentler alternative to AHAs, which leaves skin smooth and radiant without irritation. Ceramide, hyaluronic acid and chrysanthemum flower extract complete the list of ingredients to replenish moisture and soothe the skin. Gentle yet effective, the exfoliator is perfect for sensitive, dry and acne-prone skin. The vegan and cruelty-free formula is free of artificial fragrances and colours, parabens, sulphates, alcohol, mineral oil, essential oils and silicone.

Sundo Super Moisturizer Toner Recipe.

Sundo Super Moisturizer Toner Recipe is a unique alcohol-free toner with a formula rich in botanicals and active ingredients to soothe, calm, hydrate and seal in the skin’s humectant factors.

This product combines the moisturising properties of an essence with the toning and balancing power of a toner. Hyaluronic acid, tea leaves, bamboo and betaine act to moisturise the skin in depth and restore softness. It contains a large quantity of active ingredients with an anti-inflammatory and decongestant action, which soothe irritation and reduce redness after cleansing. Centella asiatica is responsible for repairing and healing the skin, minimising damage and renewing dermal tissue, while providing a great anti-ageing effect.
It contains no alcohol and uses only light active ingredients to respect and pamper the skin as much as possible. Its repairing action helps to strengthen the skin’s protective layer and make it less prone to irritation.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Original.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Original is the progenitor of Banila Co’s family of Korean facial cleansers. Clean It Zero Original was created to quickly and easily dissolve even the most stubborn makeup on the face and eyes. Designed to respect the needs of all skin types, this facial cleanser employs a formula designed to respect the skin while thoroughly cleansing and moisturising in one go. To optimise your double-cleansing routine and take it to a new high!

Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gently Cleanser.

Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gently Cleanser è un detergente è molto delicato, ma efficace, appositamente sviluppato per la pelle problematica. Formulato con acido salicilico per rimuovere lo sporco e il trucco, ma anche per esfoliare le cellule morte della pelle, rimuovere i punti neri e pulire i pori.

Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner.

Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner is a moisturising toner created without the use of essential oils.
The light and gentle gel formula moisturises, smoothes and improves the density of the skin.

Thanks to the content of hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica extract, the toner evens out the hydrolipidic balance of the skin and soothes irritation.

Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner.

Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner is a Korean toner made from fresh Centella Asiatica extract.

This product contains no ethanol or other harmful ingredients, making it excellent for sensitive skin.

It contains natural moisturising factors that draw water into the skin, filling it with moisture.
Centella Asiatica extract restores and balances the skin’s natural moisture barrier, helping to soothe irritated skin affected by environmental stressors.


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