How To Cleanse Your Face Correctly
*We Often Abuse Our Skin!
Too-frequent washing, or employing rough techniques, can do more harm than good to the skin. Keep in mind that most skin problems are not caused by dirt – so there’s no need to abuse your skin, especially if your primary concerns are clogged pores, acne, and/or uneven skin.
*Not Too Little, Not Too Much.
The recommended frequency is no more than three times daily. Make it a point to wash your face every morning, and again before bedtime –
do NOT fall asleep with your makeup still on! When it’s hot and humid out, or after an intense, sweat-inducing workout, an additional third daily washing might not be a bad idea.
*Watch Your Water Temperature.
Do not use hot water, as it can dry the skin, making it ashy, tight and very uncomfortable. The ideal water temperature is warm to tepid.
*If You Have Oily Skin…It is a common misconception that oily skin should be washed much more often. On the contrary, frequent washing can make your glands produce more oil to compensate for the oil removed during overly-frequent washing.
*Massage In a Circular Motion. You can simply use your fingertips when applying and massaging the cleanser to your face. However, there are also popular devices on the market (PIXNOR Facial Cleansing Brush:) that can help you effectively clean your skin and maintain a healthy, clear appearance, such as gentle face brushes – including manual and electronic versions. Regardless if you’re using your fingers or a brush, or other device, always maintain a gentle, circular motion, moving from your neck up to your forehead.
*Rinse well with warm to tepid water.
* Afterwards, apply a toner and a moisturizer to help deliver important antioxidants to your skin and help correct any particular skin concerns you may have.