How to Properly Cleanse Your Skin

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Washing your face is the secret to better and healthier skin, and it’s as easy as following a simple skincare regimen. Many people who have sensitive skin tend to wash their face with just water, but that can lead to the collection of acne, causing bacterial buildup and yeast that gets clogged in your pores that could potentially lead to dermatitis. Using a brush or even your hands with a cleanser that is right for your skin will help to prevent future breakouts and will help clean out your pores. Here are some quick and easy steps to achieve the skin just by cleansing. 

  1. Wash your face twice a day. Morning and night. Even if you just wash your face once a day, it should be at night to remove the dirt and oil from the day. Washing your face before you go to bed is critical, even if you’re not wearing makeup. Always wash your face or use a wipe after a workout to get rid of oils that can cause breakouts from sweat.  
  2. Remove your makeup. After a long day of wearing the same waterproof and sweat proof makeup, all you want to do is take it all off. A standard makeup wipe and even some cleansers won’t take your makeup off. Using an oil-based cleanser to help dissolve the layers of underlying makeup to help to further ensure you got all of the dirt off. 
  3. Divide and conquer with two washes. Unsure how to pick the best cleanser that is right for your skin type? Using a soap-free cleanser is great for all skin types and is gentle enough for people with the most sensitive of skin. Aveda’s cream cleanser and all sensitive cleanser are perfect to get you started. All you do is wet your face and in circular motions, massage the product into your skin. Just 30 seconds will do the trick. If you tend to be oily in your t-zone, the outer peace line is perfect for people concerned about acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. The outer peace pads are a perfect salicylic acid treatment that deeply exfoliates and unclogs pores to help wipe out blackheads and prevent future breakouts. All you need to do is make sure your skin is nicely cleansed then take the pads and wipe it on the affected area once daily. You can do it up to 3 times a day.  
  4. Use warm or cool water. Many people think hot water is the best option when cleansing their skin. They feel as if they are giving themselves a steam treatment. In reality, it is actually irritating their skin and can cause severe burns. Use lukewarm or even cold water when you wash your face. Splashing some cool water on your face post work out, can help reduce redness and will make you feel nice and energized. 
  5. Consider power washing. When it comes to cleansing your skin, your hands aren’t the only option. There are multiple types of devices you can use to get a nice and deep cleanse. The BT-Sonic is a small handheld vibrating cleansing brush to help combat the dirt and oil that lies beneath your skin. The vibrating component of the brush increases cell turnover and helps with blood circulation. With the triangle shaped silicon brush head, you get a very precise cleanse. The shape of the brush allows for gentle and complete access to the face including the hard to reach areas near the nose and eyes. It is perfect for all skin types and helps reduce acne and sun damage. The brush is also very lightweight, easy to use and water resistant. 
  6. Gently pat dry. Make sure not to rub your face to dry it. That will irritate your skin. All you need to do for this final step is to pat your face dry with a clean towel.  

Be sure when your searching for cleansing brushes that you choose one with soft bristles. Some brushes have hard bristles and that can damage your skin and lead to sensitivity and soreness. Once you have the right bush, all you need to do is follow the steps above and you will be on your way to clean and healthy skin!  


The author: Origin Salon Spa
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