It is a well known thing that we should wash our faces daily. And it seems to be a pretty simple action. But have you ever asked yourself whether you wash your face right? Here are some advices that will help you answer easier to this question.
Well, the first step would be to wash your hands, because it seems useless to wash your face with dirty hands.
It is good to know that in summer, when it is hot outside and we sweat a lot, it is not likable to wash our face with cold water. This can cause damage to skin and will make us feel even hotter. Also, cold water makes the oil from the surface of the face become solid, and the environment full of dust, oil and sweat is just perfect for causing acne.
Do not use too many times exfoliants and scrubs. Be gentle with your face. Do not use harsh grains, but use a gentle exfoliant or scrub not to damage your skin.
Use a cleanser appropriate to your skin type. Be sure you use it right, massaging it gently with your fingertips, in circular motions. Massaging stimulates circulation and removes all the dirt. Continue the process for 30 seconds – 1 minute. Concentrate on the T-zone and the sides of the nose, these being the oiliest areas. At the end of the process, wash the face with cold water to close the pores.
Practice a double cleanse, twice a day. The first cleanse removes impurities from the surface, the second one cleans deeper the pores. Do not use bar soap for washing your face, it is too dry. And do not use cheap facial cleansers, they can leave invisible residues which can clog your pores.
It is important not to hurry while washing, especially when it comes about the oily areas and areas where are wrinkles. Be sure that you did not miss any part of your face to wash and rinse it well to wash the dirt off. After washing, pat dry with a clean towel.
If you rush, you can domore harm to your skin, and this can lead, over time, even to undesired wrinkles.
Wash your face twice a day: the first time in the morning, when you wake up and remove the bacteria and dirt gathered at night, and the second time in the evening, to wash off the make up and the dirt collected throughout the day. Remember, sleeping with makeup on can provoke serious skin problems, for example enlargement of skin pores, sensitive skin, or even inflammation.
Use a toner after washing your face. It will balance the pH level of your skin. The unbalanced level of pH creates oil excess or dryness. Massage it with some cotton balls. If there is still dirt, remove it with cotton balls, until they remain white.