Posted on March 30 2017
Here are 5 things you need to keep in mind while washing your face. Because as we often say - good skin starts with clean skin!
1) Choose the right cleanser for your skin type -
A gentle, gel based cleanser for oily and acne prone skin and a more moisturising formula for dry to normal skin. If you have sensitive skin make sure to read the ingredients and avoid products that contain formaldehydes or fragrances as these can further aggravate your skin. A gentle cleanser will normally have small bubbles, not foamy suds. If your cleanser starts to foam like shampoo, we would advise you to give it a miss in favour of something kinder to your skin!
2) Make sure you give your skin a really good cleanse at the end of the day.
All the pollution and debris that accumulates during the daytime needs to come off. Night time is when your body and your skin regenerates itself. A clean skin perfectly absorbs all the lotions and creams you add at night and you wake up in the morning ready to face yet another day!
3) Use the right tools to clean your face -
The best tools are right in front of you i.e. your finger tips! Try to not use your entire hand especially the palms to wash your face, This causes your skin to be subjected to unnecessary pulling and stretching. Using your finger tips gives your face a gentle massage while also ensuring that all impurities are removed.
4) Use the right water temperature -
Wash your face with water that's not too warm to too cold. Luke warm, room temperature water is the best. Rinse thoroughly to ensure all traces of cleanser and dirt are removed from the skins surface.
5) Keep everything clean -
And that means not just your skin! Wash your hands BEFORE you use them to wash your hands. Keep a separate towel with which to dry your face. It's generally not a good idea to use the family hand towel (which tends to attract bacteria thanks to it's multiple users) to wipe your face!