Proper facial washing is the foundation of any skin care regimen and adult acne treatment. However, it is important to choose gentle products and to avoid overcleansing. Proper cleansing removes dirt and impurities to help improve tone, clarity, and texture. Perfectly clean skin is also more receptive to other treatments.
Using Facial Wash
Never use harsh bar soaps. Instead, opt for a gentle liquid cleanser. Creamy cleansers work best for dry skin, and oil-free or gel cleansers are suited for difficult, oily skin. Keep in mind that even oily skin can be over-cleansed. When too much natural oil is stripped away, the skin can attempt to compensate by producing excess oil, making the skin even shinier.
Remember to cleanse gently, yet thoroughly, and always use warm water. Hot and cold water makes skin more sensitive and can cause broken capillaries.
To properly wash your face, follow these steps:
- Prep by removing makeup and rinsing face.
- Use a dime-sized amount of cleanser and lather in a circular motion.
- Rinse again thoroughly.
- Pat dry; don’t rub.
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