The Art of Skincare: How to Properly Wash Your Face

skin care tipsYes, we all know that in order to properly wash your face you need soap, water, and some sort of towel. But as one of the most important parts of your skincare routine, it’s important to know the details of how to properly wash your face including the facial products that you should be using. Consider washing your face to be an art— with step by step instructions and unique details, you can get the ultimate masterpiece. Read on to learn more about how to properly wash your face.

Temperature

Nothing feels quite as relaxing as washing your face in hot water after a long day at the gym, work, or running errands. However, did you know that washing your skin with cold water is actually better? Although hot water will open up your pores and allow them to clean out, it will also strip your skin of natural oils that are designed to balance out your skintone and complexion. When washing your face, opt for a temperature that’s a bit on the cold side in order to properly care for you skin.

Time

If you simply splash water across your face before bed every night and call it good, then you aren’t spending nearly the amount of time washing your face as you should. In fact, you should be washing your face with soap and water for at least a minute in order to get off all of the dirt and oil from the day. If you’re unsure how long you are taking to wash your face, put on a timer on your phone for one minute and see how much surface level you cover.

Cleanser

As one of the most, if not the most, important components of washing your face, using the proper cleanser will help you to ensure that you’re getting the cleanest complexion possible. For instance, if you wear makeup throughout the day, look for a cleanser that has a makeup remover built into it— this will help to prevent you from breaking out. Whereas if you have acne, look for a cleanser that has ingredients like salicylic acid in order to stop any pimples from spreading or forming.

Washing your skin is an art that takes a little bit of knowledge and practice. However, by following the suggestions above, you can help to give your skin the care that it needs and deserves. To learn more, contact Sterling Aesthetics today!

 

 

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