Are you cleaning your face the right way?

You can use the most expensive skincare products on the market, but unless your skin cleansing routine is effective, you won’t see results. In fact, you may face various skin problems due to clogged pores, such as acne breakouts.

Cleansing your face shouldn’t only be done when you need to remove makeup or dirt after a long day outside. Dermatologists recommend washing your face twice a day, paying special attention to your nighttime cleansing routine for optimum skin health. 

How to cleanse your face:
Simple steps for beautiful skin

Cleansing your face the right way can completely transform your appearance. Here’s what a good cleansing routine looks like:

Step 1: Remove All of Your Makeup
Removing your makeup should be the first step in your nightly cleansing routine. Your pores purge toxins overnight. Having makeup on can hinder this healthy process and even cause breakouts. Therefore, make sure that you properly remove all your makeup at the end of the day. You can use cotton pads soaked in micellar water or makeup removal wipes with a gentle, skin-friendly formula.

Step 2.1: Use A Gentle Cleanser
People sometimes use bars of soap or foaming cleansers to wash their faces. However, these products may contain sufactants that can alter the skin's pH balance and lead to bacteria or yeast growth. They also strip the natural oils of the skin, leaving it dry, dull, and damaged.

A gentle cleanser, such as The Cleansthetic, will help get rid of makeup residue, dirt, oil, and grime, and unclog pores so your skin can breathe and remain fresh.

The Cleansthetic thoroughly cleans the skin without stripping it of natural oils or altering the pH balance. This allows the skin to remain healthy and glowing while retaining its natural moisture.


Step 2.2: Exfoliate
Exfoliating is like a deep cleanse for the skin. It helps get rid of dead skin cells for fresh, smooth, and soft skin. Exfoliating once or twice a week with a non-abrasive scrub, facial wash, or chemical peel is extremely good for the skin and can give you a more thorough cleanse than regular cleansers.

Step 3: Tone and Moisturize
Once you’ve cleaned the skin, it’s essential to tone and moisturize it so it remains hydrated and healthy. Depending on what your skincare regimen looks like, this can include a toner, moisturizing cream/lotion, gel, or The Main Character serum. This will help replenish moisture that’s lost during the day and rehydrate skin after cleansing.


Facial cleansing best practices

A basic yet effective cleansing regimen only requires the three steps mentioned above. However, there are some best practices to implement to get the absolute most out of your skin cleansing regimen:

  • Use a gentle cleanser — harsh cleansers can damage the skin.
  • Use lukewarm water when washing the face.
  • Use gentle, circular motions with your fingertips to ensure that you clean the whole face.
  • Pat the face dry with a soft, clean towel.
  • Wash your face twice a day — once in the morning and once at night.
  • Don’t scrub the skin aggressively when you’re cleansing it or applying a moisturizer.
With these tips, you’re one step closer to healthier, more radiant skin!
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