An effective face washing routine will clear away the dead skin cells which can make your face look less radiant and youthful. See more about your skin type here.
With so many types of skin care products and tools, it can be confusing trying to decide the best way to wash your face. Not too long ago, the only choices you had in facial cleansers were bar soaps and cold creams. Now, entire store aisles are devoted to various facial cleansing options but dont fret !
They can be classified as:
Foaming Facial Cleansers: These facial soaps tend to have the most pleasing feel because they lather and leave behind a refreshing sensation after they’re rinsed off. Foaming facial cleansers can come in a variety of types, including: Lotions, Creams, and Gels
Non-Foaming Facial Cleansers: The non-foaming facial cleansers tend to be the mildest type of facial cleanser because they have a very small amount of surfactant and can be wiped off instead of rinsed off. Since these don’t come in contact with water, they can deposit more of the cleanser’s helpful ingredients (moisturizers, anti-oxidants) on the skin. Non-foaming cleansers typically include: Creams, Cold creams
Abrasive Scrubs: Abrasive scrubs contain ingredients that physically scrub the skin to help remove dead skin cells. The advantage of using a scrub is that it makes the skin smoother. The disadvantage is that the granules that do the actual scrubbing can cause irritation, redness, and even tiny cuts on the face.
Now how to wash your face.
If you have oily skin– Wash your face twice a day with a gentle non-foaming cleanser and warm water. Rinse with warm water. Use an alcohol-free, hydrating toner to help remove additional residue. Oil blotting sheets through out the day can help control shine, and it takes as little as 3 minutes after lunch.
If you have normal skin: wash your face with cleansers that are designed for your normal/normal-to skin type. Wipe an alcohol free, hydrating toner all over the face. Apply moisturizer more frequently to dry skin
If you have sensitive skin: Sensitivity can show up in rash, redness, inflammation, acne, and dilated capillaries. Look for cleansers, toners, makeup, and moisturizers that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Cleanse tone and moisturize with gentle products everyday. The idea for your skin is to always choose products with a soothing benefit. Some common ingredients to look for are: chamomile, azulene, bisabolol, allantoin, lavender, camphor, calamine, rosemary, thyme, aloe vera etc.
If you have combination skin: Treat each area appropriately as described above. If the acne is severe, consult a dermatologist
Lots of Love,