Sometimes there is no need to buy expensive cosmetics to keep your face skin in good condition. All you have to do is – wash your skin properly. Here are some tips on how one should wash his or her face to prevent acne and other skin problems. Read carefully and follow the advice to achieve best results.
It goes without saying that washing is really essential, if you want your skin to be beautiful and healthy all our life. But, washing should also be done in the right way, otherwise you will do more harm than good to your face skin. This is especially essential if you have acne, as incorrect washing can make acne even worse.
What you should do first is certainly eliminating all the make-up. Be careful not to damage your skin while removing make-up at the end of your day. To do this properly, use a moisturizing cream and a cotton ball. Always check the water temperature. Neither too hot, nor too cold water is appropriate. Use only warm water in order not to damage your skin.
One more essential thing is a good face wash. If you use soap for washing your face, make sure that it’s mild. A usual strong kind of bar soap can make your skin dry and strip off its natural lipids. There are various kinds of cleansers on the market, most of them contain oil, water and surfactants. Cleansers can be soap-free, mild and non-comedogenic. What you should do – find out which mix of oils is correct for your skin. If you use too much oil it may result in clogging pores, if there is not enough oil – your skin can dry out.
Massage your face with your fingertips. Remember not to apply too much force while doing it! Be tender! Only smooth, upward, rotating motions. After this rinse your face well. If you leave some residue of cosmetics or cleanser, it will clog your pores therefore damaging your skin. Wash all residues off, make sure nothing was left.
Use only clean and soft towels for drying. It is essential, as dirty towels can contaminate your face skin with bacteria. To avoid irritating or damaging your skin, never rub it with a towel! If you use a toner, make sure it doesn’t contain alcohol, as alcohol makes skin drier. Cosmetologists recommend using toners containing glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids and astringents. With the help of these acids you can decrease your pore size and avoid such a serious problem as ingrown hairs.
All the good face washing methods always end with a moisturizer. During cleansing some natural oils are usually lost, so there is a need to replace them. As a rule, everyone who wants to have beautiful and healthy skin should moisturize it. This doesn’t depend on the type of skin. If you have acne, use only light moisturizer, check that the quantity of chemical additives is little. For better moisturizing use products with aloe vera oil vitamin E.
Keep in mind that moisturizing should be at measure. Over moisturizing causes clogged pores.
Washing face if not just a simple casual thing that you almost automatically do every day. There are its stages (like preparing to face wash, washing, drying, moisturizing) and its secrets (water temperature, the right products, etc).