Face Washing Tips and Tricks
One of the most important steps to skincare if washing your face. In this blog post, we go through face washing tips and tricks to help you understand why. The traditional bar soap cleanser isn’t sufficient. While it removes the germs and dirt from your skin, it also takes away the natural oils and leaves your skin dry and flaky. Based on trial and error, here are some tips and tricks we recommend to help improve your face cleansing process:
Wash your face twice a day
One daily washing session is not enough to clean off the dirt, germs and dead skin from your face. You should be washing your face once before you go to bed and again when you wake up in the morning before you apply anything on your face. The evening session should remove your makeup and daily build up of sweat, dirt and pollution. The morning session should remove dead skin and dirt components transferred from your bedding. If you’re only washing your face once a day, the additional session will help spread the work of cleaning your face and reduce overall impurities.
Massage your face wash into your skin
When washing your face, it’s very important to rub the cleansing solution into your skin in a circular motion throughout your face and along all corners and crevasses. This process helps break down the make up and/or build up on your face, the motion back and forth will help get the cleanser get into your pores to clean a deeper layer of dirt and germs. Use the tips of your fingers (index, middle and ring) on both hand and concentrate on the circular motion around your face and continue this for at least 2 (really, 120 seconds!) and you’ll find that not only does your face feel “cleaner,” but the way you feel the next 12 hours will be different as well.
Use 2 different face wash
Why should you use 2 different types of face wash? To thoroughly clean your face, that’s the end goal right!? The first kind of face wash should be an oil based wash that breaks through strength of your long lasting makeup like mascara and foundation. This lifts the initial layers off followed by a cream or foam face wash clean at a deeper level. Foam cleansers tend to leave the skin a little dryer, if your skin is on the dryer side, try a cream cleanser to balance out the natural oils while washing away the germs.
Dab your face dry
Try not to rub your face dry, especially with a dry coarse towel. It’s always better to dab your face as you’ve just gone through a process of removing dead skin cells from your skin. Following up with a strong wipe can cause sensitivity and red areas. The skin on your face in general is very sensitive, so remember to dab and not roughly wipe.
Our Face Wash Recommendations:
Our best seller is the Banilo Co. Clean it Zero oil makeup remover/face wash. You can generally use this as a 2 step process. First you apply a penny size amount onto your palm and rub it onto your face. Second, apply a small amount of water and continue massaging the product into your face for an extra deep clean. Another favorite is the Etude House Wonder Pore Deep Foaming Cleanser that foams up after using a pea size amount on your skin, a little goes a long way with this product. With a small amount of water and extra massaging, you can feel a much cleaner finish than with our typical face washes. For those with more acne prone skin, try the COSRX Exfoliating Cleanser. This sounds a little intimidating, to cleanse and exfoliate at the same time, but it’s more on the gentle side. Acne prone skin require a stronger cleaning power which COSRX has created without aggressively harming the skin.