Cleansing your face is the most important first step in achieving healthy, beautiful skin. Using active skin care products can make such a difference but your technique is your secret weapon. Whilst it’s a relatively simple process, there are some insider tips we can share to really boost your technique and results.
Here are our five simple steps to correctly washing your face:
TIP ONE – Wash your hands
Before cleansing your face you should thoroughly wash your hands. Everyday we get grubby from the dust, dirt and impurities in our environment and to achieve a more thorough and effective cleanse we need to start with the basics.
TIP TWO – Take your time
Dirt, oil and makeup residue can get deeply embedded in the pores of your skin. Rather than being aggressive, you need to take your time and allow your cleanser to do its job properly.
You should aim to cleanse your skin for 30-60 seconds.
Some patients like to use our Advanced Cleansing Brush as it is pre-set to 30 seconds and the sonic vibration is designed to target these deep-seated impurities and dislodge them from your skin. This works wonders for those suffering from blackheads and breakouts!
TIP THREE – Double cleanse
You should remove your makeup and sunscreen before cleaning your face. If you are wearing sunscreen or makeup during the day you should always perform a double cleanse prior to applying your night time treatment products. You will find that this will complement and enhance the effectiveness of your current skincare regime.
TIP FOUR – What to avoid
Cleansing is the foundation of healthy skin however it is important to have the right product for the job.
The cosmetic industry uses all kinds of chemicals in its products—many of them we do not find effective and may actually be irritating your skin.
The main culprits to avoid are:
TIP FIVE – Use in combination
Cleansing is the foundation of healthy skin and when used in conjunction with a medical-grade, active skincare regime it is the perfect way to complement and enhance your current treatment program.