Little Known Secrets About Face Cleansing
In this day and age, many people feel that they already know how to wash their faces. Therefore, here are some simple suggestions to enhance your face cleansing routine.
If you’ve been following my blogs for a while, you will not be surprised by my instructions.
START WITH A DRY FACE
The first step in cleansing your face is to start with a dry face. A lot of people tend to splash water over their faces before the cleansing process, but that’s not my suggestion. I was taught to start with a dry face to prevent diluting the product. I always use this technique, even when using my own product lines.
You’ll want to apply the cleanser to your hands and then move your fingers in a gentle, large circular motion. Try to avoid scrubbing or tapping/patting your face. Continue with that gentle fluid motion at least one minute so you can get a good deep cleanse.
If you are wearing make-up, you may want to cleanse twice. However, either way, you will want to continue with the motion for one or two minutes.
USE A SCRUB NO MORE THAN TWICE A WEEK
The next step is to use a scrub, but only use your scrub twice a week so you don’t over exfoliate. There are 2 types of exfoliation methods that you can use:
1. Gommage – a chemical method that goes on like a serum which is soft and smooth and the more you use the circular motion and manipulate it, the grainier it feels. The grainy feeling is actually your dead skins cells rolling up. That’s my preferred method, because I can feel and see that it’s working. Again, be careful because it is a chemical exfoliator and can cause damage or burning if you don’t know what you’re doing.
2. Granule – it should be active – active means it has acid in it or something in it that is meant to change the skin itself. For example, if you have acne, my Semblance active scrub has cyclic acid in it, as well as jojoba beads.
There are other types of scrub options like Sugar scrubs and Himalayan salt scrubs. My only caution with those is depending on how large the granule, it can cause microscopic cuts on the skin. That type of damage can later lead to Melasma or Hyper-pigmentation. So, please, please be careful.
SELECT A GENTLE TONER
The next step is to use a toner. Select a gentle toner; Witch Hazel is great. I have eczema and grade 2 acne, so I use distilled water. It’s perfect and just something to balance my pH levels. Please try to avoid alcohol. Alcohol tends to dry out the skin and causes further damage.
MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE
Finally, moisturize really well. There are 3 types of moisturizers:
1. Water based – if you have oily skin-always go with the water based. It will not benefit you to put oil on top of oily skin. Instead, it clogs the pores and leads to black heads.
2. Oil based – which is more like a serum, growth factor, and has stem cells in it.
3. Cream based – products that contain shea butter, jojoba butter, cocoa butter (these types tend to come from a plant or nut base).
*If you have dehydrated or dry skin, you can use a normal, a shea butter, or an oil-based moisturizer, just be careful with how much you use, so you don’t clog your pores.
*If you have normal skin, any one of the 3 will work.
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