How to Wash Your Face
Washing your face, if done properly can promote a healthy glow. A face speaks volumes about one’s self image and a well looked after face can attract attention and foster confidence in a person. Therefore, cleansing your face properly is basic to a good skin care routine.
Step 1: Wet your face with warm water open your pores.
Put a small amount of face cleanser on your hands, about the size of a nickel.
Rub some on your wet hands. Use a product that is gentle enough for your skin. Something too strong
will dry the skin out and stimulate the oil glands to produce more oil. You are trying to remove oil
and retain water (moisture) at the same time. Please do not use soap. It is too strong, and can’t be
Step 2: Work up a good lather by rubbing both hands together and applying it on your face. Using your fingertips, massage the cleanser all over your face removing any dirt and oil. Take 30 seconds or so, concentrating on first the hairline, then paying special attention to the “T-zone”; forehead, nose, nostril area, then around the mouth and chin, then cheeks. Cleanse the neck using upward strokes. You have oil glands behind your ears, so don’t neglect that area. It’s messy, but do it anyway. When you’re 50, you will be glad you went to the trouble to help your mature skin look its best.
Step 3: Rinse your face and neck with clear, tepid water.
If it is too cold, it could break capillaries. Pat your face dry with a clean and soft, absorbent towel; linen is a good choice. Make sure you pat it dry gently. Always
treat your face with respect. If you have large pores, a toner is a good idea to help tighten the pores. It will also clean away the last of the cleanser.