Introduction and background
Do you know first thing to be noticed by anyone is healthy beautiful skin. Believe it or not, offering some attention to the process of washing your face can give you enviable skin. If you wish for radiant skin and washing your face absent mindedly then the goal seems difficult to get to. Washing your face does not only depend on the cleanser or scrubber, it’s a lot more than that. Massaging is one important part of washing your face that regulates the blood flow and circulation to the skin supplying enough oxygen. Washing should remove the dirt and make-up fully. It should remove excess oils that will lead to acnes. It should help in unclogging of the pores. Taking all this into consideration, this article would discuss simple steps which you should keep in mind washing your face.
Tips to wash you face:
Here are some tips to follow when washing your face.
1. Start with clean hands:
The first tip is to wash hands thoroughly before you wash your face. Hands probably have grease and germs on them that can cause acnes. Wash them off with the soap or hand-wash, so there is no contact of the chemical on hand with the facial skin.
2. Remove Makeup:
Remove any makeup before you start washing your face. Use cotton balls with olive oil or moisturising cream to remove any trace of make-up.
3. Luke warm water:
Washing face with cold or hot water can lead to dryness of skin so use warm water. It will help opening pores for deeper cleansing.
4. Applying the Cleansers:
Now this is the step when you pour dime size amount of the cleanser to form lather and apply it to your face and skin. Before proceeding to the directions and style in which it has to be applied the knowledge of the right cleanser according to the skin type is important.
5. Choosing the right cleanser:
There is a variety of cleansers available in the market. You must know which to choose from. Here you go with a guide; if your skin is:
a.) Acne Prone:
Look for cleansers with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or sulfur. These ingredients will gently exfoliate skin while removing bacteria and dirt that can clog pores and form acne.
You should select mild cleansers that contain lactic acid, glycerin or hyaluronic acid. They will work to clean the skin without provoking irritation.
For dry skin it is important to hold on to moisture along with cleansing. So you should look for the cleansers that contain vitamin A, C and F and hyaluronic acid. They work best for dry skin as they help hydrate the skin by holding moisture and drawing it deep into the skin.
Look for cleansers with alpha-hydroxyl acid, vitamins A, B, C and E, and green tea extract. They will exfoliate skin, removing dead skin cells and help new cell growth while repairing damage skin.
6. Massage cleanser on your face:
Once the selection of right cleanser is being done, apply small amount on your hand and then by rubbing both hand forming lather. This will activate the cleanser. You should start at your forehead and then work your way down to your nose. Next move outwards to your cheeks and then down to your face and neck. Massage gently for 30 seconds to a minute anywhere in circular motions. Do not rub!
Rinse off the cleanser by splashing warm water on your face. Rubbing should be attentively avoided. Skin if rubbed while rinsing will cause redness and irritation.
Don’t miss any part of the face to be rinsed off of the cleanser like hair line, neck and sides of your nose. It may leads to the break-out of acnes.
8. Pat your face dry:
With a clean, soft and non-abrasive towel pat your face dry. Don not rub dry! Try to wash your towel frequently this will help you keeping away the acne break-outs.
9. Use a skin toner:
A toner removes excess oil and dirt from your skin that the soap missed, in addition to closing your pores. Use of a toner after properly washed face keeps skin healthy and smooth. Always use alcohol free toner.
10. Moisturise your skin:
After all the cleansing, supple your skin up with a good quality moisturizer. Consider using a lighter moisturizer during the day. If you’re prone to breakouts, save the heavy cream moisturizer for nighttime and use a light or gel moisturizer during the day.
Keeping all these steps in minds and washing face properly can help you get flawless skin. Wash your face twice a day and get acne free smoother skin. As for acne, certain acne treatment kits contain quality face wash as their necessary components. You should resort to the use of such face washes.