How To Clean Your Face Properly

Read on here best tips about getting your face squeaky clean and keeping it fresh-looking through the entire day.  I will be sharing with you here 7 myths and facts about how you should really be cleansing your face.

Clean Your Face Using These Tips
Use these new rules to keep your face looking fresh throughout the day

Most people think that washing face is a just a routine task but in reality there’s a lot more to it than soap and water, says Dr. Doris Day, NYC dermatologist and author of Forget the Facelift.  When there are available so many advanced, gentle cleansers that don’t strip the skin, choosing the right one which allows to absorb  moisturizing and anti-aging properties  more effectively becomes a key factor.

Avoid These Mistakes To Clean Your Face

Obviously, an old-school splash and scrub won’t work. Learn here the new guidelines for getting cleanest and freshest face.

Myth 1: Wash and Done

Fact: It’s more of a 2-step action. To quote Montclair, New Jersey, dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie:  “Remove your makeup prior to you wash your face. Many cleansers can’t take off concealer or foundation thoroughly, particularly around the eyes and nose. Apply an oil-based cream, an emollient wipe, or a cleansing oil to dissolve stubborn sunscreen and makeup.”

Or you can use this natural makeup remover.

Follow with lukewarm water and a pea-size amount of cleanser (opt for the ingredients cocamidopropyl betaine or caprylic triglyceride, which are sulfate-free surfactants) on your fingers or a clean, damp washcloth and cleanse your face.

For those who want be natural, read here for best natural cleansers.

Myth 2: Wash Twice per Day

Fact: Whereas the jury is still out on how often to cleanse face (every morning and every night or just once at night), but all dermatologist coincide that over-cleansing   can result into irritation and deficiency of moisture. The percept is to use common sense: Always clean your face after a workout to avoid breakouts, and cleanse excessively oily skin morning and night. For real dry or sensitive skin, do wash once daily in the morning or night.

Myth 3: Close Your Skin Pores

Fact: Sorry, friends, but you can skip procedures such as massaging your face to increase circulation or splashing your face with cold water to “close” your facial pores. According to Downie:  “Pores don’t open and close. On the other hand, excessive hot or cold can aggravate problems such as rosacea and redness.

Nevertheless, mild steam helps unstiffen hardened oil in pores; therefore it’s not a bad idea to cleanse in the shower. And Downie further says “While it feels nice, massage doesn’t do much. Exercise is what boosts your circulation.”

Myth 4: Use Cleanser According to Skin Type

Fact: Irrespective of your skin type, ensure the ingredients list doesn’t contain fragrance, which can be irritating; parabens (possibly toxic stablizer); or harsh soap (it’s drying). “If a cleanser fits that bill, the formula itself (cream, lotion, foaming, etc.) is more a matter of personal preference,” says NYC dermatologist Dr. Brad Katchen.

However, if you have dry skin, you can use cleansers with added moisturizers, such as glycerin or shea butter. On the other hand, people with oily skin may use a foaming wash that leaves skin feeling super-clean.

Myth 5: Scrub to Exfoliate and Smooth

Fact: Try a salicylic- or glycolic-acid cleanser, you will find it gentler and more effective than grainy scrubs. Moreover, both have anti-aging properties and will help avert breakouts. Swap with your usual wash (start with two times per week), and adjust depending on how your skin is responding and looking.

Myth 6: Use Toner

Fact: Dermatologists claim that alcohol-based toners remove natural oils from your skin, which is not good. However gentle toners soothe the skin and balance pH levels, but with the right cleanser, you don’t actually require this step. But if you like the feeling, well then select gentle, alcohol-free types.

Myth 7: Brush Your Skin to a Healthy Glow

Fact: A skin-cleaning brush on the one hand gets rid of oil, dirt, and dead skin better than your hands, and on the other hand it’s less aggressive than most exfoliating cleansers or scrubs. But make sure to not use it every night, particularly if you’re also applying ingredients such as retinoids or acids. Too much exfoliation can lead to inflammation.

To sum up: Use skin brush, but use sparingly. To make sure that your brush is bacteria-free, rinse and air-dry after use. And if you are a clean freak, replace the brush head after every 2-3 months.

Natural Beauty Tip: Use your high-priced products such as retinol or antioxidants as leave-on products instead of washing them down the drain. They give best results when they stay concentrated on the skin.

Avoid above mistakes and follow the above rules to clean your face properly.

Useful Related Posts:

How To Wash Your Face

How To Clean Face

8 COMMENTS

    • @ Erin:

      I don’ think there is any home remedy for that. Perhaps, the legs area is the most popular area for laser hair removal. Anyway, my friend has had 5 sessions by now on her legs and bikini area. She is almost hair free now, only very thin, almost colorless hair can still be seen – so she might have one more session. It’s a bit painful but not more than waxing…

      If you plan to do it, make sure the procedure is done by a doctor and ask for a test run on a small area. Also ask about the different kind of lasers they apply.
      Can’t say much about the price, it varies from place to place, some charge money per session and others (like in case of my friend) charge a large sum for as many sessions as you need or want, until you’re pleased with the result…it’s expensive, but it lasts….

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.