The most important step of your skin care routine is the first step, which is cleansing. Cleansing is an essential step as it helps get rid of dirt, sebum, makeup and impurities that could potentially clog the pores. Cleansing your skin may sound like the simplest step in your regimen, but there are steps to follow to ensure you’re doing it properly.
Read on to learn our top tips to help you master your cleansing routine.
Wash Your Hands
As obvious as it may seem, making sure you start your cleansing routine with clean hands is key to prevent spreading bacteria onto your skin, which could lead to skin irritations or acne.
Use lukewarm water
Never use hot water to wash your face. Hot water strips your skin of its natural oils and can cause skin dryness. Instead, use cold or lukewarm water when cleansing your skin to avoid irritating your skin barrier.
Follow the 60 second rule
When it comes to cleansing, ensure that you spend at least 60 seconds to properly cleanse your skin. This allows you enough time to get rid of all traces of dirt, sebum, makeup or sunscreen. You can follow this rule with any cleanser of your choice.
For daily cleansing, you can opt for our Haul of Fame BYBI’s Milk Melt Vegan Oat Milk Cleanser. This cleanser gently cleanses your skin without stripping and soothes any redness or irritation, making it ideal for those with sensitive or irritated skin. Make sure not to rush! You can also give your neck a mini massage with this cleanser while you’re at it.
Remember to double cleanse
You should also incorporate double cleansing in your evening routine, especially if you wear a full face of makeup or work in a polluted environment. Double cleansing can help remove a day’s worth of makeup as well as pollutants and other impurities from the day. Your second cleanse will then get rid of dead skin cells, excess sebum and remaining impurities, making it easier for other skincare products to absorb into your skin.
Be gentle on your skin
Always remember to use gentle, circular movements when cleansing your face. Use your fingertips to gently massage your skin and use an upward motion to help boost circulation and give your face a natural lift.
Cleansing your skin is the first step in helping to maintain your skin’s health. Follow these steps when cleansing your skin and you can maintain a healthy complexion.
Written by: Romy Rose Reyes