How to wash your face

How to wash your face

Washing your face is the first step in any skin care routine, so it’s important to do it properly. You should limit washing your face to twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, as cleansing any more than that could dry out the skin. Here, how best to wash your face.

1. Use an Oil Cleanser First

If you’re wearing makeup or sunscreen, double cleanse using an oil-based remover before applying your face cleanser.

2. Wet Your Face With Lukewarm Water

Using lukewarm water, apply cleanser to your face and gently move your fingers in a circular motion over your skin to remove dirt and oil. Aim to do this for about 60 seconds.

3. Don’t Over Scrub

Your fingers are the best tool to wash your face with, but if you’re using a washcloth or cleansing brush you should make sure it’s not too rough on your face. If you notice redness, flaking, or any kind of irritation on your skin after cleansing, reduce your usage of the tool.

4. Rinse With Lukewarm Water

You should also rinse your face with lukewarm water, then gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

5. Apply the Rest of Your Skin Care Routine

After your skin is cleansed, you can move on to applying toner, serums, and moisturizer.

Source: L'Oréal

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