The body produces sebum during your sleep. That is why it is important to clear your face in the morning from excess sebum and dirt. In addition, your serums and face creams are better absorbed by the skin when properly cleansed.
Cleaning with water alone is not enough
If you only clean your skin with water, this is insufficient to properly cleanse your facial skin. With water you cannot completely remove excess sebum, UV filters, residual makeup and dirt from your skin. This can cause impurities and blockages. Moreover, water dries out the skin.
Wash your hands
Before cleaning your face, wash your hands first. If you do not do this, the bacteria from the hands are transferred to the face. Therefore, use a clean towel every day to dry your face.
Because a thorough facial cleansing is very important for maintaining healthy skin, we recommend double cleansing.
- The first cleansing ensures the removal of superficial dirt from the skin (such as excess sebum and makeup). You can use a cleansing milk for this.
- The second cleansing ensures the removal of other dirt residues and conditions the skin. For this you can use a tonic or a cleansing gel.
Exfoliate in moderation
Exfoliation improves the skin structure and makes the skin smoother. Because the skin recovers at night, it is best to use the scrub before going to sleep. If you have oily and firm skin, you can exfoliate twice a week, otherwise once a week is sufficient.
Always clean your skin before going to bed
Certainly if you use makeup, it is important to clean your skin every evening. If you do not do this, you have a chance of clogged pores and your skin cannot perform its restorative work optimally.
To completely remove your eye make-up (especially mascara) it is better not to rub extra hard, because then you will damage the delicate skin around the eyes and your eyelashes. Instead, take a cotton ball, soak it with the makeup remover and place it on your eyes for a few seconds. Then move the cotton ball back and forth and remove the last scraps.
Finally use a cleansing product of your choice to clean your entire face.
Cleaning wipes are not suitable for daily use
Facial wipes are like ready-made meals for the face: handy and quick but not for every day. Use them when traveling or when you have little time, but make it a standard ritual to clean your face in the morning and in the evening with a wash gel or milk + tonic and to treat it with a cream.
Do not wash your face with hot water
After a cool day it can be tempting to rinse your face with warm water. However, this will dry out your skin. If you already choose to wash your skin with water, use it lukewarm.