In the quest for glowing skin, we can end up buying hundreds of skin care products. Cleansers, moisturizers, masks, oils – so many opportunities to look young and fresh. However, we are very disappointed when a cream we had such high hopes for completely ruins our skin.

Believe it or not, a neglected friend has been at your fingertips all this time: good old-fashioned water. We explain why more beauty products don’t always lead to glowing skin.

You get smooth skin.

Cleansers can be the cause of peeling skin. They literally strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and itchy. If you notice that your skin is tight or appears red, you can set the cleanser aside for a while and stick with just water.

You get fewer pimples.

You might think that cleansers help reduce oil on your face, interestingly enough, in fact, it does the exact opposite. When your skin is dehydrated, it automatically produces more oil.

As a result, your skin breaks down and your pores enlarge. On the contrary, cold water is said to reduce sebum (oil) production and even reduce inflammation.

Your skin will look younger.

Cold water tones the skin and slows down the aging process. Make sure you don’t use hot water as it can damage your skin and cause more problems.

Generally, alkaline soaps and cleansers (pH between 9 and 11) corrode the skin and cause a loss of elasticity. In the end, you end up with wrinkles.

You don’t get allergic reactions.

It can be a real challenge to find the right cleanser for sensitive and allergy-prone skin. Unfortunately, there’s only one way to know if it suits you: try it on your skin.

Some cleaning products can cause chemical burns and allergic reactions, and you may not develop a reaction right away; it can happen over time.

Your skin gets a break.

Makeup and other beauty products can have a negative impact on the skin and make existing conditions worse. When you switch to water, it allows your skin to take a break and do its job without the outside help of creams or moisturizers.

How is your skincare routine? What was the biggest mistake you made in terms of skincare?