Cleanser and water are not enough to ensure that your face is clean. That is a fact that you can deny IF you haven’t read this post. So tell me something, have someone ever stopped you in the middle of wash face and say…
“Hey, that is not the right way to wash your face”
Wash face is one of those things that you naturally know without actually taking class upon leaning it. It is something that we assume everyone does the same way – until someone says they do it differently. So these questions start to pop in your mind: sensitive cleanser or beads scrub? Cold water or hot water? Do I need to use all of my allowance to buy the advance sonic electronic cleanser?
GET RID OF YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE CLEANSING
I know you took one whole hour to finish off that stunning Kylie Jenner Inspired Make-up and I’m sure it looks great on you. But as pretty as it is, a clear face is much more important than a pretty face – you need to remove your make-up using make up remover before you wash face especially if you’re the type to use heavy make-up. Santa Monica, California, dermatologist Sonia Batra, M.D said you should be gentle when removing make-up from your face. Her exact words would be “as gently as possible so you’re not rubbing and tugging at your skin”.
Bear in mind that the areas around your eyes are extremely soft and sensitive. To clean that area, press a cotton ball soaked in oil-based eye-makeup remover over lids, wait 10 seconds so it can dissolve mascara and liner, then wipe away the remnants. The rest of your face can be wipe off with wet tissues or if you applied heavy makeup on that day, you might want to reconsider using free fragrance make-up remover.
3 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO WASH FACE, RINSE AND DRY
Have you ever do a mini breaststrokes when you’re swimming? – What an irrelevant question you might ask but here’s the catch. The right way to wash face is by doing a mini breaststrokes on your face. NYC epidermologist and facialist Isabelle Bellis says “On damp skin, starting at the corners of your mouth, glide your fingertips, covered with cleanser, up over your nose, onto your forehead, around the eyes, and down the cheeks until you reach your chin,” take your time massaging your face for a couple of minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. If the water is too cold, it will not break down the residue that well and if it is too hot, your skin will get dry. Use a fluffy dry towel to pat your skin – do not rub your face, that small action is a common mistake that lot people often does.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PAMPER YOUR FACE
Your face is now fresh and clean, not to mention feels soft and fluffy as well after rinsing it with lukewarm water. It is time to apply those treatments product that you bought on your skin. Starts with toner, serum and apply eye cream to reduce the dark spots under your eyes and don’t forget the moisturizer to ensure your skin stays soft! Your skin is still damp and it absorbs well since the pores are still open.
IT NEVER HURTS TO DOUBLE-CLEANSE YOUR FACE
Oh come on – repeat the whole breaststroke technique again? – We know, it’s a lot to ask. But many experts are in favor of it. “This trend has been popular in Japan for years, because it gives a much more thorough cleanse,” says Dr. Batra. Now now, you don’t really have the repeat the same routine twice. For your first wash, massage an oil-based cleanser—or you can apply olive oil—into dry skin (no need for makeup remover beforehand; the oil will do the job). Rinse, then move to the second cleanse, a skin-type-specific formula to get rid of bacteria and sweat. Dr. Brata says: “Cleansing meticulously is the only way to completely remove pollutants, which can cause dryness and wrinkles over time.”