HowtoProperlyWashYourFace-how-to-wash-face-properly-skincare-beautytips-facewashing101We all wash our face before we go to bed, right? Every night before you go to bed you wash your face. It’s the most necessary part of your skincare routine, but it’s also the step that some people take for granted. Washing your face properly is a basic step in skin care, and one of the most important steps as this will give your facial skin a boost; but it’s important to do it correctly so your skin won’t dry out or get inflamed. Whether you have dry skin, acne-prone, sensitive delicate skin, or somewhere in between, learn how to wash your face properly with the right technique for your skin type.

1/ Begin by washing your hands to avoid contaminating your face with dirt and bacteria. Remove makeup before cleansing – use makeup remover that is suitable for your type of skin and start by removing eye makeup.

2/ Wet your face and neck with lukewarm water. Not too cold and definitely NOT hot as this will result in sensitivity and redness. Hot water can be drying and harsh to the skin, so use cool or lukewarm water. The lukewarm water will soften the pores and make it easier for trapped dirt and makeup to come out. Throughout the wash and rinse, continue to use lukewarm water. Remember, do not neglect the neck.

3/ Now it’s time to lather up. Apply your cleanser of choice. Use a dime-sized amount of cleanser that works with your skin type. Massage your face with cleanser in an upward circular motion, making circles move outward from the center of your face, for at least 30-60 seconds. Focus on the t-zone area, also making sure to get around the hair line, jaw and chin. You can also use a washcloth for extra exfoliating. I like to use super thin, baby washcloths when rinsing my face.

4/ Give your face a thorough rinse. Don’t forget the edges of your face and the area around your nose and ears. Splash with Cold Water – This will open the pores and also improve blood circulation. Gently pat your face dry with a soft clean towel. Patting it dry will keep your skin from getting inflamed or flaking. Rubbing with a cloth can irritate, stretch and cause wrinkles on the skin.

Do gently apply your facial cleanser.
Don’t scrub your face with a washcloth, mesh sponge, or any other rough material. Rubbing your face may irritate your skin and worsen any acne you may have.
Do use lukewarm water to rinse your face
Don’t use hot or cold water. Cold water is never fun and hot water can irritate your skin.