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I am not sure how many of you out there is as particular as me. My hubby says that I am slightly fussily freaky..hehe. Well, I have my reservations and here are my 2 reasons:
Making sure no remaining residue is on my face.
It's no joy when imagining remnants of shampoo, mixed with dirt and grime, slowly sliding down your face during rinsing time. Most of the remnants contains mostly oils, surfactants or sometimes conditioners. Do keep in mind that conditioners or even shampoo contain dimethicone. For natural or organic based products, the ingredient similar to dimethicone called glycol distearate is commonly used.
Dimethicone is a silicon-based polymer used as a lubricant and conditioning agent. Simply put it, this ingredient makes you say "Oh, my hair feels incredibly soft and smooth ". Because it is a conditioning agent, it serves to coat the hair or skin to prevent water loss. Now, to me, it can mean pore clogging. This is not good news.
To avoid pimples
Because dimethicone and other conditioning agents are pore clogging, it can cause breakouts. To me, I would very much like to avoid the big P because my pimple scars usually stays very visible for months. This is one of the reason why I make sure that my skin is cleaned after rinsing and after conditioning my hair.
My Usual Routine
During rinsing time, I would usually tilt my head slightly to the side or back to avoid suds running down my face. In some unavoidable situations, I would usually wash my face with water before towelling dry. Next, I proceed with conditioning my hair with leave on conditioners before blow drying my hair. Even when I blow dry my hair, I would try my best to avoid my hair from touching my face too much.
When all is done, I would wash my face with my cleanser, just to make sure that my face is clean from any oils or residue.
Do you have a similar routine like mine? Or perhaps, a new method? Do share.