We’re all aware of the importance of washing your face. The skin on our face is incredibly sensitive and needs a little extra love. Forgetting to wash your face can result in breakouts, excess oil, and skin irritation. Like everything skin care, there’s a right way to cleanse and a wrong way to cleanse. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about how to wash your face properly. Here’s to healthy skin all season long!
Make Sure the Water is Warm
Now’s the time to channel your inner Goldilocks. Water that is too hot or too cold can irritate your skin; hot water is especially notorious for causing dryness. Warm water is your friend! Wet your skin, lather up your favorite cleanser, and gently cleanse your skin. We recommend allowing the cleanser to sit on your skin before removing it with a washcloth. You’ll feel your pores opening, your sebum softening, and your skin thanking you.
Take Your Time
The best things in life take time, and skin care is no different. If you want healthy skin, you’ll have to devote a little bit of time to your skin care routine. This is especially true if you’re a makeup lover like myself. One cleanse isn’t always enough to cut through layers of foundation and concealer. Start with a gentle makeup remover, and follow up with a hydrating cleanser, such as our Liquid Face and Body Wash.
Less is More…
Another misconception about how to wash your face properly is that you have to use a million and one products to get the best clean. Many of us often over-cleanse and over-exfoliate, but too much cell turnover at once causes irritation. For day to day use, all you need is the best gentle cleanser for your skin type. We suggest peppering in exfoliants no more than twice a week.
…But Be Sure to Use Enough Product
When you’re first learning how to wash your face properly, you’re often told to use a pea-sized amount of cleanser. While this practice is budget-friendly, using a pea-sized drop of cleanser simply isn’t enough to remove impurities from the surface of the skin. Bump it up to a nickel-size amount! You should also consider the texture of your cleanser of choice. If you’re using something more watery, you may need up to a quarter-sized drop.
Don’t Rely on Medicated Cleansers
Dermatologists prescribe medicated cleansers for a specific skin dilemma, not for the entire face! If you have acne, using your acne medication on areas with no breakouts does more harm than good. Medicated products are often too harsh for the rest of your face, so keep them to the affected area. Even better? Switch to a non-medicated cleanser that still gets the job done. Our Olive Face and Body Wash is an excellent choice.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new favorite cleanser or just looking to replenish your stash, Sebamed has you covered. Our line of mild, pH-balanced products offers something for every skin type. Each cleanser, moisturizer, or cream is carefully formulated and dermatologically-tested for skin compliance. Check out complete lineup here.