Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to wash your face. As one of the first steps to facial skin care, it is part of our daily routine. From face washes, to water temperatures, to toners and exfoliating scrubs there are so many options and tips to consider to put your best face forward.
Before the face washing can begin, wash your hands and remove your makeup. By washing your hands, you avoid the bacteria and extra oils that you can transfer to your face. Makeup used can be particularly difficult to completely remove through just a face wash.
Wet your face with tepid water and rinse it with cool water. Too hot or too cold can shock the skin and irritate it.
Select a cleanser according to your skin type. We suggest a foaming cleanser that suits all skin types. it is sulfate and fragrance free! Plus, the foaming attributes of the cleanser help remove makeup, oil and impurities in one go.
Don’t over-cleanse! Washing and exfoliating your face too many times in one day can strip your skin of essential oils and cause irritation. The best suggestion? Follow your skin type. Oily skin should be washed morning and night whereas very dry/sensitive skin can be left to once a day at the end of your night. Be frugal with your face cleanser as well. Too much of any cleanser out there will strip essential oils and lead to irritation. For the health buffs out there, always cleanse after a workout to avoid breakouts.
Use a clean towel to pat dry your face. A towel that is dirty can transfer dirt and oils back onto your face. Rubbing your face dry can also cause irritation.
Try alternating your face cleansing routine between washing and exfoliating. Once you begin to exfoliate, you will notice that your skin glows a little brighter than before. It is great for removing dead skin cells and other impurities that cling to your pores leading to clearer skin. There are exfoliating scrubs and technology that you can use two to three times a week. We love the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System! It gently removes embedded dirt and oil and improves your skin’s tone and texture.
Moisturize and protect your skin! Again, pay attention to your skin type. You can also find many moisturizers with SPF 15, 30 – whatever suits your needs. Select a face cream that combines moisture and protection to deliver excellent results! Perhaps one with a vitamin C boost to your skin that will preserves and maintain maximum hydration.
With these tips, you will see incredible results! Happy cleansing!