How to Cleanse Your Face Properly

How to cleanse your face
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Face cleansing is one of the simple tasks for some people. Trust me! It is not that basic. How you wash your face can make a massive difference to your appearance. It removes dirt, dead skin cells, makeup, or anything that clogs your pores. A good cleanser and the proper cleansing techniques make you feel clean and fresh. Skipping this necessary step can cause skin breakouts and oiliness. Here are a few rules and guidelines for getting a youthful and fresh face.

Makeup Removal

          Removing your makeup is a crucial step in a skincare regimen. Sleeping with your makeup is devastating. Toxins will clog your pores and make you look dull.

Always go for double cleansing before going to bed. First, use an oil-based cleanser to dissolve your makeup and then a gentle cleanser to remove oil. You can also use micellar water to remove makeup.

You must be familiar with makeup-removing wipes. They remove makeup but leave some residues. Therefore, it is necessary to wash your face well with a mild cleanser later.

Morning Cleansing

          Oil builds up on your skin during the night. Bacteria from your mouth and hair transfer to your skin. Your morning cleanser should be different from your night cleanser if you have acne-prone skin and use a salicylic acid face wash to treat it. You will find it too harsh to use it twice a day.

Night Cleansing

          Debris accumulates on your skin during the day. Therefore, night cleansing is essential even if you don’t wear makeup. Environmental pollutants, including dirt and grime, build on the outer layer of your skin. If you don’t remove them, chances are to have skin irritation, inflammation, and skin breakouts.

Water Temperature

          Hot water can strip away the natural moisture from your skin and make your skin feel dehydrated. It also causes dilation of blood vessels and ruptures the delicate skin tissues.

Excessive heat can cause a skin ailment known as rosacea which is characterized by redness and bumps. Using lukewarm water to rinse is the best option.


Avoid using a bar of soap. It can strip the natural moisture from your skin and leave your skin dry and itchy.

Avoid Excessive Washing

          Washing your face twice a day is enough to keep it clean. You can go for a third wash after a workout or excessive sweating. Excessive washing leads you to have dry and irritated skin.

People with dry skin can skip using a cleanser in the morning and use micellar water as a replacement.


          Your skin feels dry after cleansing, and it requires moisturization. Always look for humectant ingredients in a moisturizer. A humectant is a component that draws water from the environment and deeper layers of skin to the surface and gives a healthy and plump look.

Don’t forget to wear sunblock daily with broad-spectrum protection and at least SPF 30.


          Your skin has natural protection barrier, and excessive exfoliation can damage it. For example, with physical exfoliants like beads, scrubs can cause irritation, breakouts, and stinging.

Some facial cleansers contain lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and fruit extracts. They are all chemical exfoliants and can damage your skin with excessive washing. Don’t use a scrub more than once or twice a week.

Pat Dry Your Face

          If you think air dry your skin can make it look hydrated. Then you’re mistaken. Evaporation can lead you to have dehydrated skin. Pat dry your skin with a gentle towel.

Regularly wash your towel. Overuse of the same washcloth can cause skin breakouts like acne.

*Information in this article is not medical advice and may not be factually accurate. It is intended for entertainment purposes only. Consult with a physician before attempting any tips in this blog post and to get the most up to date factual data about any procedure or treatment.