How to Wash Your Face Properly

Many people think that washing their face is a simple task. However, what they don’t normally realize is that if the face is not properly washed, it could do the skin more harm than good. A proper face wash does not only get rid of dirt and excess sebum, but it also helps improve complexion and prepare the skin to absorb the nutrients of the skincare products that should follow.

Even though it might sound simple, here is our easy five-step process with tips on how to properly wash your face.

1. Remove your makeup
If you have applied makeup, remove it before washing your face, because many facial cleansers do not take off foundation or eye makeup completely. Make sure you wash your hands first, as we don’t want all the grime, dirt and germs from the hands on our face.

2. Use the right face wash
Is your skin dry, oily or normal? It’s important to choose a face wash that suits your skin type, because the right cleanser can restore water and oil balance to your skin. If you have oily skin, you’ll want a cleanser that contains sebum-regulating and clarifying ingredients. Sensitive skin benefits from hypoallergenic and fragrance-free cleansers. We suggest avoiding using soaps, which are too harsh and can easily dry out your face.

3. Wet your face and gently massage
Wet your face with water at room temperature. Hot water will strip the natural oils off your face and could even cause broken capillaries, resulting in unsightly red spots. Next, squeeze a small amount of cleanser onto the palm of one hand, and then rub both palms together. Massage the foam into your skin in small and gentle circular motions, starting from the forehead, nose, cheeks, chin and down to the neck. 

4. Splash with cold water
Rinse your face with cool water to close your pores, and then pat dry with a clean towel. Remember, a clean towel is really important! Unless your face has been exposed to dirt and heavy pollutants during the day, washing it twice a day (in the morning and evening) is enough.

5. Apply toner and moisturizer
Toners help remove leftover makeup, excess oil and dead skin cells after cleansing. They also help minimize your pores and refine skin. Finally, apply moisturizer to lock in moisture and provide nourishment to your skin.

Remember, healthy looking skin starts with simple steps like a thorough and regular wash. What are your favorite face washes? Let us know in the comments!

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