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Friday, December 28, 2012

Basic Facial Cleansing


I'm sure you already know that washing your face is essential in keeping your skin healthy. It's the most effective way of removing the grimy dirt, oils, and makeup that build up on your skin all throughout the day. But don't just wash your face with soap and water; look for a facial wash that is gentle on your skin but tough at removing dirt.  Read on to make sure that you are doing it right.

Wash your face everyday. Those with normal or oily skin can wash their face twice; once in the morning and in the evening.  If you are prone to dry skin, experts advice washing your face once daily. 

Wash only with lukewarm water. Water that is too hot can leave your skin dry.  Lukewarm water will also help open up your pores and prepare them for cleansing.

Use products that are free of fragrances. Perfumes, alcohol, or dyes may cause irritation, rashes, and breakouts. If your skin is too sensitive, look hypoallergenic for beauty products.

Read on for the basic facial cleansing technique that I got from dailyglow.com.
  •     Make sure your hands are clean before you begin. If they’re not, wash them first.
  •     Wrap your hair in a towel or use elastics, barrettes, or a headband to keep your hair out of your face while cleansing.
  •     Use lukewarm water and a good facial cleanser to wash your face.
  •     Gently rub the cleanser into your face using circular motions.
  •     Massage your face with your fingers to promote good circulation.
  •     Use a washcloth or loofah to help gently scrub and exfoliate your skin.
  •     Rinse well with lukewarm water. Make sure all the soap is off your neck and ears, and has been cleaned from around your eyes and nose, and your hairline.
  •     Splash cool water on your face to refresh your skin and close your pores.
  •     Pat your skin dry with a towel, but leave some moisture on the skin.
  •     Moisturize immediately so that your moisturizer can seal the moisture into your skin.

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