How complicated can washing your face be? You do it every day, and you’ve been doing it for so many years, so surely you don’t need to be told how to wash your face. But the fact of the matter is, many of us seem to consider washing our face a mundane everyday task rather than an important and very crucial part of our beauty regime. Right from choosing the perfect cleanser to using the right amount of pressure, washing your face can become a more thorough process, thereby yielding better results if you follow the following tips.
Find the Perfect Cleanser for You
Know your skin and find a cleanser that works best for it. What worked for your best friend may not necessarily work for you. What you are looking for is a cleanser that does a clean job of removing dirt and other impurities, while still leaving the skin feeling soft. If your cleanser is too harsh it will end up stripping your skin bare, making it feel tight and leading to dry patches. So find a cleanser that is just right for your skin.
Use Just Enough Face Wash
Using a small amount, lather up your face wash and use it on your face. Using a lot of face wash will not make your skin cleaner. So use face wash sparingly, to avoid drying out your skin. You could also try natural face washes that can be made at home.
Wash Your Face No More Than Twice a Day
There is a myth that washing your face often will help keep it pimple-free. In fact the opposite is true. Over washing your face will strip it of its natural oils and leave it more prone to acne and pimple. So restrain washing your face to a maximum of two times a day, in the morning and at night.
Do not scrub or exert too much pressure while washing your face. Use gentle circular motions to clean the skin. If using a face scrub, be extra gentle. Never scrub hard enough that your skin turns red, and always avoid scrubbing the delicate skin around the eyes.
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No matter how rushed you are, make sure to rinse your face thoroughly. Even when your face feels clean there might still be some face wash or soap residue left on your skin. So rinse thoroughly to get rid of it or it might end up drying out your skin.
Don’t Ignore Your Neck
While washing your face be sure to wash under your chin and also wash your neck. These areas are often ignored, which could lead to skin issues such as pustules and skin darkening.
Pat, Don’t Rub
Using a soft towel, pat it gently to dry your face. Never rub the towel across the face as this could aggravate any existing skin issues such as redness, patchiness and even acne.
Use Lukewarm Water
Avoid washing your face in hot or cold water. Extreme temperatures are not a good idea as they might irritate the skin. Your facial skin must be treated with the utmost care and this means using mild lukewarm water to wash it.
Always Remove Makeup
Remove makeup using a makeup remover or some coconut oil. Simply washing your face with a cleanser will not get rid of all the makeup. The result – clogged pores that get inflamed and lead to cysts and acne. So always remove your makeup before you cleanse your face.
So there you have it, some basic dos and don’ts as far as washing your face is concerned. It is quite simple really, just avoid overdoing anything – from washing your face to exfoliating it, do it all in moderation to keep your facial skin feeling its best.