Acne Prone Skin – How to Wash Your Face Properly
If you have acne prone skin one of the best methods in controlling it is to wash your face daily. Have you ever wondered how to wash properly or if you are doing it correctly. In the past I wondered if I was following the right method to properly washing my face. I decided to research what is the correct way and this is what I found.
Step 1: If your hair falls on your face it is best to put it back with an elastic and clip or use a hairband for your bangs. Wash your hands thoroughly.
Step 2: Run water until it’s warm or fill clean sink with warm/hot water. Splash your face with water, then apply a small amount of cleanser to your hands. Rub into both your palms. Scrub your skin in circular motions and spend more time on you nose and chin. Your nose and chin are where most blackheads form. If you notice that you have blackheads on your cheeks and forehead then scrub those area’s well. Cover the whole face about three times and then rinse well with warm water. It is better not to use a face cloth because they hold bacteria, but if you find it easier to rinse with one then make sure you use a clean face cloth that day. Pat skin dry with a soft clean towel. Please don’t rub or scrub your skin with towel because that could cause damage.
Step 3: If you like using a toner, then use it after you cleanse. Pick a toner that is alcohol free. Alcohol has a drying effect and may strip too much oil from your skin. Toner is designed to tighten pores and heal your skin. Dab toner onto a cotton ball or cotton make up pad. Cover skin, moving upwards.
Step 4: Moisturize. It is best to find what acne products are good for your skin type. The best time to wash your face with cleanser is in the evening to remove make up and daily grime. Another good product to use is an exfoliator. The best kind to use are exfoliator’s with AHA and non-granular. Exfoliate your face one to three times a week depending on your skin type. To exfoliate just follow the same steps above and use the exfoliator instead of cleanser.