Although cleansing is a basic task, it is more than just soap and water. Today, there are many varieties of cleansers. It starts with choosing the cleanser that is right for your skin type. Below are some additional tips to properly wash your face:
Buy a Cleanser Designed for Your Skin Type
Learning how to properly wash your face doesn’t mean washing with any old facial cleanser, as this can certainly wreck your skin. Whether your skin is oily or desert-dry, choose a cleanser that is free from toxins, parabens, animal by-products, fragrances, sulfates and mineral oils. Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser is a cream-gel cleanser that treats oily and problem skin with cucumber and tea tree oil. This is one of our favorite cleansers for even the most sensitive skin types.
Remove Makeup and Wash with Lukewarm Water
Any makeup on your face should be removed completely, especially around the nose and eyes. This is because some cleansers do not remove the foundation or concealer of the makeup. You can use an emollient wipe, an oil-based cream or even a cleansing oil. This will dissolve stubborn makeup and sunscreen. Then use some lukewarm water followed by a cream cleanser. Warm water helps lift the dirt out of your skin, but hot water can be too drying. After washing, dab your face with a towel. Avoid rubbing your face, as this can stretch your skin and lead to wrinkles.
Wash Twice Daily
Washing the skin every day to get rid of makeup and debris is important, but over-washing can mean the difference between a clean, clear complexion and broken out, aggravated skin. It’s a common misconception that oily skin types should wash more often, natural oils are actually necessary for the skin’s ability to maintain balance. If you feel that you must remove excess oil, try blotting papers to absorb grease.
Scrub for Smoothness and Exfoliation
When you remove all of the dead skin cells that sit on your skin’s surface, you begin exposing new and radiant skin underneath. Exfoliating allows moisturizers and serums to better penetrate the skin. During the night, your skin repairs itself. This means that exfoliating is best done in the morning. For a gentle scrub, try Eminence Organic’s Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher. This gentle masque polishes skin to perfection. Pear and apple pulp infuse your skin’s appearance with bioflavonoids and antioxidants, leaving behind a rosy and radiant complexion. For an even bigger boost to your daily skin care regimen, check out our Organic Exfoliating Pads. With regular use, you can reveal tighter pores and clearer, more even-toned skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Brush the Skin to a Healthy Glow
Loofahs can help keep your skin in good shape, but it’s also important to choose the right kind as well as learn how to care for it. Your loofah scrubs dead skin cells off of your body, which can then get caught in the fibrous materials. When you’re done using your loofah, we recommend letting it dry thoroughly, to avoid bacteria from spreading and make sure to replace it monthly. The Wax Shop Loofah is designed to gently and naturally exfoliate for a smooth skin finish. Treat your skin to a more luxurious cleansing experience!
Use a Toner
Contrary to popular belief, toners are actually quite hydrating and packed with active ingredients to treat and soothe skin. Just like facial cleansers, it’s important to choose a toner that fits your skin type. Toners containing alcohols will remove excess oil and help prevent breakouts. Toners with glycerin and hyaluronic acid will help hydrate the skin and prevent dryness. Toners with salicylic acid can be helpful for unclogging pores. The Soothing Chamomile Tonique is good for all skin types, particularly normal to oily skin. Its soothing herbs will restore your skin’s balance.
Moisturize Immediately After Cleansing
The best time to apply moisturizers and serums is immediately after cleansing while the skin is still damp. Waiting too long after cleansing the skin makes it harder for the active ingredients to sink into the skin, causing it to feel greasy. Try Eight Greens Whip Moisturizer to increase skin’s healthy tone and youthful texture. This moisturizer utilizes flax seed, yucca extract and pure Hungarian thermal waters to help skin bounce back and battle the signs of aging.