How to Clean Your Face
It may sound trivial but the very first issue of importance when cleansing your face is ‘gentleness’. When you work with your face you must always be gentle. There are still many women who believe they have to rub the skin hard to get it clean. Don’t. Your skin is delicate and must be treated with care.
Another mistake many women make is not washing their hands before cleansing their face. Wash your hands with a non-soap anti-bacterial wash. Remember, your hands must touch everything from other’s hands to desktops to handles to elevators and more. You don’t want to infect your skin with bacteria and germs.
Once your hands are clean you can pin back your hair and gently apply cleansing lotion to your face, neck and décolletage. Gently remove cleanser with a cotton ball. If you don’t want to use lotion then use a non-soap cleansing bar in gentle circular movements, rinse with clear water and delicately pat dry. (If you wear makeup then gently use makeup remover wipes to remove the makeup before you cleanse your skin).
It is essential to use a toner for two good reasons. After cleansing, gently use a cotton ball saturated with toner on your face, neck and décolletage. The toner closes and tightens your pores and also removes any cleanser that may have been left behind on the skin.
It’s important to get rid of all the cleanser as it contains dirt and could clog your pores causing blackheads and pimples. Finally, apply moisturizer or night cream.
Cleansing your face is not a complicated procedure. Cleansing most certainly is essential in keeping your skin healthy and youthful. However, you must not cleanse your face too often. It is sufficient to properly cleanse your face every evening before going to bed.
The next morning, if your skin is a little shiny then apply a little toner before your day moisturizer.