Okay, we all know splashing your face with water is not the way to wash your face. But in general, it seems like a pretty east task, right? Well, we spoke with Angela Eriksen-Stanley, Phytomer’s Director of Education, and we realized washing your face isn’t as easy as it seems. Angela relayed that “if makeup isn’t regularly and thoroughly removed with appropriate skincare products, optimal performance of your entire skincare regimen cannot be achieved.” In a nutshell, you might as well dump your luxury skincare products down the drain if you don’t listen up. Especially if you are guilty of not washing your face at night–that’s the worst. We suggest checking out the slideshow for Angela’s six tips on how to effectively wash your face. Trust us, the extra steps are worth it.