Share: do you wash your hands for skin’s sake?

Hello VivaBellas! How are you this morning? I am feeling so brilliant and glorious! Woo hoo! There are so many things to be happy about! For one, my skin was breaking out a little last week but it’s all good now. I’ve actually been changing my skin care gradually this season because of some new products introduced to me. Just the other day, while applying my skin care products, I noticed that I was washing my hands in between applications quite a bit these days. I never used to do that. Okay, let me explain what I’m trying to say here.

When applying complimentary products
I never used to wash my hands in between product applications. After I cleanse my face with my cleanser and after I’ve patted my face dry with a face towel, I’ll always start off by applying my toner with my bare hands. Next, I’ll apply an essence. Since both are in liquid form, I do not wash my hands in between or after that as I feel my hands are clean. I will then proceed to apply a serum and my facial oil and I don’t wash my hands in between both applications either. My rationale is that these are all products for the face and the consistency of each do not interfere with the other. In fact, they are complimentary.

When applying a product with a different texture and smell
However, I recently incorporated another serum for my neck and because of that, I noticed myself washing my hands because I dab a bit of the serum around my mouth area too before applying my usual facial serum and oil. I wash my hands with water because I didn’t want the smell and the serum to mix with my other skin care products during application. It’s kind of strange actually considering I’ll still be applying my other skin care products over this neck serum. But I just feel more comfortable washing my hands after using the serum.

When applying products for different areas
I also do not wash my hands when I proceed to apply my body lotion afterwards. Because I think whatever I use on my face would benefit my body anyway. But I sometimes forget and apply my body lotion before I finish applying my facial products and when that happens, I’ll wash my hands before I use my face care products as I definitely don’t want the body cream to be applied on my face through mixing with my face care products.

How about you ladies? Do you find yourself washing your hands a lot during your skin care applications?


  1. pf1123 says:

    Yes. Normally after toner, serums, moisturiser and before sunblock. And then before makeup application.

  2. meandmyTHRILLS says:

    Yes, I do have the habit to wash my hands in between product applications.
    Once after toner,
    once after moisturiser,
    once after sunblock etc

    Now that you mentioned, I dont wash my hands when i proceed to apply body moisturiser and sun block


  3. rachel says:

    i will only wash my hands if i used a body product before a face product. anyway washing your hands too often is not good if i’m not wrong.

  4. sesame says:

    I remember you mentioned that you wash your hands a lot in between applications.

  5. sesame says:

    I guess we pay more attention to our face than our body. But you definitely pay more attention to your face than I do mine.

  6. sesame says:

    I find over washing dries out my hand.

  7. Audris says:

    Same as Rachel, I’ll only wash my hands if I had applied body pdts or acidic pdts (e.g. BHA toner on my legs after depilation) before I do my face.
    Will also wash my hands before I proceed to apply makeup as well and take care of my hands with moisturiser for them ?

  8. Audi says:

    Wow can i say first off that my name is also audris and you are the first person i’ve ever “met” with the same name/spelling!!

    second – i never stopped to think about it before but i definitely do wash my hands btwn prod application but not to the extent of washing between facial prods. by rearranging the order in which i apply prods to min the mixing, i feel this is much more efficient and wastes less water.

  9. Renz says:

    hee~I dont usually wash my hands between my skincare routine. Only if I accidentally apply my moisturiser before my eye cream, then definitely will wash my hands as I tend to get milia seeds around my eyes. But other than that I’ll wash my hands after my whole routine is finished.

  10. Rennie says:

    No, I really don’t wash my hands during skincare applications. I only wash before the first step of my skin regime which is before I cleanse my face. Hmm…interesting point to bring up, However, I find washing my hands too much dries my hands out and since I have dry hands, I’m going to avoid washing between applications.

  11. Fi says:

    Yes, I always wash my hands before using skincare products, in-between products, and after I finished doing my skincare routines. I also wash my hands in between makeup products. But, I have OCD and it’s just my way of thinking.

  12. sesame says:

    Same same… ? But I don’t wash my hands before applying makeup unless I use a base or primer.

  13. sesame says:

    Haha..welcome Audi aka Audris!

    You’ve mentioned a good point…rearrange the order such that we can apply efficiently without having to wash our hands.

  14. sesame says:

    Same here! If it’s something creamy I use and I have to apply something else over with my hands, then I might wash them.

  15. sesame says:

    Yup, definitely wash before I cleanse too. I also agree that too much washing dries out the hands.

  16. pf1123 says:

    Nowadays, I’m not so particular. hehe…just once or twice.

  17. sesame says:

    It’s fine…it all depends on individual preferences. I’m sure you also keep your hands well moisturized. ?

  18. Rachel says:

    I use the hand which I used to open the bottle or jar of skincare product on my neck. The other clean clean hand is for my face ?

  19. sesame says:

    Haha…and you don’t forget? I am always using the same hand!

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