Step-by-Step Guide to Cleanse your Face to Maximize Benefits
by Leafinty Blog on Sep 15, 2021
Face washing is an essential part of our skincare routine. But you may not be doing it right. Proper skin cleansing can make or break your skin's health. It is the first step to developing an effective skincare regime. When you have thoroughly cleansed skin, it is highly likely to absorb all the vital nutrients in natural skincare products. This results in boosting the efficacy of each product that you apply to your skin. If you want to maximize the benefits of your skincare routine, you need to learn how to oil cleanse your face properly for optimal outcomes. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you understand how to wash your face with an oil cleanser.
Selection of the Cleanser
In the case of skincare, one size fits all doesn't work. While selecting a cleanser, you have to consider your skin type and also your preferences. For your skin health, you should choose a natural oil-based cleanser packed with antioxidants, moisturizers, vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory, and other skin-nourishing ingredients. It deeply penetrates to remove impurities and dirt while providing the necessary nourishment to your skin.
Begin Cleansing with Clean and Dry Hands
Whatever cleanser you're using, start with clean and dry hands. The oil-based cleansers have agents that adhere to the molecules on your skin to remove dirt and impurities. The use of water and uncleaned hands interferes with the working of the cleanser and doesn’t provide desired results.
Massage Gently with Fingertips
Once you have applied the cleanser, use your fingertips to massage your face and neck for few minutes gently. Apply a slight pressure but don't rub. This step promotes the circulation and production of collagen in your skin.
Use Lukewarm Water to Rinse
Both hot and cold water strip away the natural oils disturbing the balance of your skin. So it is better that you use lukewarm water to rinse off your face after cleansing and maintain its integrity.
Use Soft Towel or Washcloth to Pat Dry
Once you complete the above steps, use a clean and soft towel or washcloth to pat dry your face. Reusing a towel or washcloth that someone else or you have used before actually re-introduces pollutants and bacteria to your skin. So you should avoid this.
After following all the steps mentioned above, don't forget to moisturize your skin and use SPF to protect it against harmful sun rays.