Washing your face may seem like a simple task – face wash, water, moisturizer, repeat daily, right? Well, there is actually an art to washing your face. The most important thing is that your face is clean, tone and moisturized before you apply makeup or before you fall asleep, since your skin naturally rejuvenates when you sleep.
This all may sound like a lot of effort, but there are five quick and easy steps to washing your face and ensuring you are doing it correctly.
Reasons to Wash Your Face
Our skin goes through a lot throughout the day. From dirt in the air, car exhaust clogging our pores and makeup that has been suffocating your face, there are so many things affecting how our skin looks and feels every single day.
Washing and cleansing your face is the first step to having healthier skin. You should never go to sleep without cleansing all of the oil, dirt, dead skin cell build-up and grime from your skin. You should truly implement washing your face into your nightly routine so that you don’t end up with acne or clogged pores. Cleansing your face gives you a fresh new pallet for applying serums, moisturizers, etc. the next day.
The 5 Steps to Washing Your Face the Right Way
There are actually wrong ways to wash your face, which may actually highlight problem areas and issues you have. Harsh bar soaps and body washes are not alternatives to cleansing. These types of washes are not built for the delicate skin on your face and can dry it out or irritate it. A facial cleanser will be able to differentiate between impurities and the natural oils your skin needs to remain healthy.
Use lukewarm water and a cream cleanser and wash your face. The warm water will help remove the dirt from you skin. Hot water can dry out your skin, so be sure the water is only lukewarm. A cream cleanser is more hydrating, but if you wear a lot of makeup, you might try a gel cleanser or a makeup remover instead to clean your face. After you wash, dab your face with a clean towel – never rub. Rubbing stretches your skin and can lead to wrinkles.
Use a cotton ball and dip it in toner and swipe it across your face, putting emphasis on problem areas. If you have an oily T-zone, toner will help regulate the oil production. You don’t need a lot of toner – one soaked cotton ball will do the trick.
Use one or two pumps of serum and apply it to your entire face. There are expensive serums, but also plenty of budget-friendly options as well. Serums will help address any specific issues you are having, such as redness, dryness and anti-aging. Just choose the serum that is unique to your skin issues.
Another trick is to mix your serum with your moisturizer to cut down a step. At night, use a heavier moisturizer and during the day use one that has SPF in it to protect your skin from harmful UV rays – do this especially if you don’t regularly apply sunscreen.
The last step is to apply eye cream. The skin underneath your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, so it constantly needs moisture. Massage or pat a pea-size amount of eye cream underneath your eyes about half an inch under your brow bone. If you are applying makeup afterwards, wait at least 5 minutes for the cream to soak into your skin.
Pure Luxe Medical Spa Products Will Keep Your Skin Glowing
Maintaining the beauty and youthfulness of your face is not always easy. The health of your skin is constantly being affected by both internal and external factors such as age, hormones, diet, stress, sunlight, and weather. Therefore finding the right skincare products becomes very important in keeping your skin well balanced, healthy, and radiant.
Pure Luxe Medical uses only the highest quality, medical grade products on the market that are scientifically formulated and clinically proven. Each product line supports a daily skincare regiment and provides solutions to repair, renew and protect the skin from breaking down and losing its luster.
Pure Luxe Medical proudly offers the following skincare lines, which can be purchased directly in our store:
- IMAGE Skincare
- IS CLINICAL
- ZO SKIN HEALTH by Zein Obagi, MD