In these modern times where pollution is our everyday friend, we need to follow a proper cleansing routine so that we can keep our faces clean, and dirt-free. The pollutants lead to blemishes, and other skin problems, which nobody wants, right? Just cleansing the face with the right facial steps and the right facewash is the key to beautiful, blemish-free, and clear skin.
You may wonder that washing your face is no rocket science, so why are we bringing an article about it? It may not be rocket science, but it is an art definitely, which works to make the products that you use on your skin effectively. Cleansing can seem pretty straightforward, but some tips and facial steps can really create a difference. So, here are all the details that will help you to know the right way to clean your face.
Step 1-Wash your face and hand:
The first step is to wash your face and hand using lukewarm water and a cream cleanser. But, why warm water? Warm water aids in the removal of dirt from your skin. Keep in mind that warm doesn’t mean hot. Hot water can lead to drying of your skin, so the temperature of water really matters. Using cream cleansers is a very good facial step as they are moisturizing. But, if you are one of those persons, who wear a lot of makeup, you need to first use a makeup remover and a gel cleanser is preferable. Now that you are done washing your face, use a towel to wipe your face. Don’t rub! Because rubbing your skin causes the skin to stretch and wrinkle. This is the foremost and probably one of the most important facial steps as our pores get clogged after everyday hassle. So, you need to first unclog them by using good cleansers and lukewarm water.
Step 2- Steaming:
The next one in the facial steps is steaming. After you have done cleansing, use a steamer and apply steam to your face for 5 to 10 minutes at least, or as long as your skin can tolerate it. You don’t need to have a proper steamer for doing this step, you can simply DIY a steamer. Heat some water in the jar, and stand next to it with your face just above it. Also, you can use a towel or a thick cloth to cover yourself and the vessel so that the hot air doesn’t escape out and you could have much better and effective results. Now after you are done steaming, you should remove your blackheads with the blackhead remover. Also, wipe away all the steamy vapours using a cloth or soft tissue whatever is available. Make sure you do it with a light hand.
Step 3- Scrub your face:
People with oily skin can use ice cubes to massage the skin after the steaming process, it do wonders for them and brings back the skin temperature to normal. After that, scrub your face with any of the face scrub products to remove any dead skin cells. Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull, hence it’s one of the important facial steps that you scrub your skin. You should scrub your face for around 5-7 minutes and then leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off. In this step, you can ditch the store-bought products, because why too many synthetics? Instead, you can opt for the organic one made at home. Scrub your face with a sugar and honey mixture, chocolate and sugar, or blueberry and honey.
Step 4- Toner:
Dip a cotton ball in toner and use it to swish it around your face, concentrating on trouble areas. Toner is really beneficial if you have an oily t-zone and it doesn’t need much hassle as well. You don’t require muc, as one moistened cotton ball will do the work for you. Moreover, a toner can also help you to keep the pH balanced. Here, you can also skip the store-bought products and you may use apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, cucumber, or rose water.
Step 5- Serum:
You should use a serum in your cleansing routine as it is also one of the most important facial steps that you shouldn’t miss. Just use one or two pumps and you are good to go. Furthermore, this specific step helps you treat some of the specific problems that your skin is encountering, like redness and acne, as there are specific serus for every problem, like anti-ageing and moisturizing.
Step 6- Moisturizing:
Moisturizers are very important, without this you can’t complete your cleansing. You should use a hydrating moisturizer and apply it to your facial skin and the neck. Make sure that you don’t forget to moisturize your face before going to bed. This will make your skin feel relaxed, fresh, glowing, and radiant than before.
Step 7- Eye Cream:
It’s a very often neglected facial step yet the most important one, as your eyes also need the same care your facial skin does. The undereye area is the thinnest part of our skin and it is very desperate for moisturizing. You should not forget to use a pea-sized amount of your preferred eye cream under your eyes about half an inch under your brow bone. You can do this facial step before applying the makeup as well. Just wait for some time so that the cream can absorb.
Additional Step-Face Pack:
If you have a little bit of extra time in your hands, you should add one more facial step to your skin cleansing routine and that is applying the face pack. There are different face packs available for each type of skin in the market. It is one of those facial steps that can wait for you, but make sure that you do it at least once a week, before applying your toner. Your skin will be soft and beautiful after using a face pack. Apply a moisturizing face pack, particularly one made with natural ingredients like turmeric and chickpea flour, aloe vera and honey, or fuller earth face packs. If you prefer store-bought items, go for a fruit-based item like a banana or papaya. Allow it to dry for a few minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Doing the facial wash with the right facial steps in the correct sequence can bring a lot more effective results than normal. Your skin will breathe and revitalize after these facial steps.