Washing your face should be an essential part of your daily routine. Cleansers with Salicylic Acid help prevent acne and other blemishes by removing pore-clogging material from your face. Depending on your unique skin, you should find a cleanser that addresses your skin concerns and helps it look its best! Use our tips to find the best face wash for your skin and the best ways to use cleansers.
A facial cleanser is a skincare product designed to wash away daily grime like makeup, dead skin cells, excess oil, and pollutants. Cleansing your face each day can help prevent clogged pores. Forgetting to wash your face can lead to a dull complexion due to residue on the surface of your skin.
Depending on your skin type and skincare goals, you’ll need to do some research when finding the best face cleanser for your skin. If you can pinpoint your skin's vulnerabilities, you've taken the first step toward choosing a cleanser that can help restore or maintain its balance.
Knowing how to use a facial cleanser is just as important as the product you choose. Usage depends on the type of cleanser you’re using, so be sure to read the instructions on your cleanser before applying it. For general tips on how to use your face wash, check out our step-by-step guide below!
If you have long hair, use a hair tie to keep hair out of your face while cleansing. Doing so also makes it easier to cleanse the pores on your hairline, which can become clogged with excess hair product and oil.
Before washing your face, make sure your hands are clean. Washing your face with dirty hands can cause grime and impurities from your hands to end up on your face!
Apply lukewarm water to your face before applying your cleanser. This step helps the cleanser go smoothly on your skin and spread evenly across your face.
Squeeze a dime-size amount of your cleanser onto clean hands and then apply it to your face. Make sure to apply the product evenly to your face and don’t forget about places like your hairline, jawline, and neck. Be careful around your eyes and mouth. If you get product in these areas, it can lead to irritation.
After applying your cleanser, gently massage your face and neck with your fingers, using small, circular motions. Depending on the cleanser you’re using, you may need more time to let the cleanser work it’s magic! For example, our jelly cleanser should be massaged into the skin for a full minute to activate its unique cleansing technology.
When you are finished cleansing your skin, rinse your face off with lukewarm water. Depending on personal preference, you can use a washcloth or just your hands to remove the cleanser after washing. Avoid using hot water when rinsing your face. Using water that is too hot can irritate your skin and dry out your skin.
Use a soft towel to gently pat your skin dry. The skin on your face is delicate, so avoid rubbing or pulling your skin as you remove excess moisture.
Once you have your cleansing routine down, you may want to add a few additional steps to your post-wash routine. Depending on your skincare goals, consider using the following after cleansing.
Knowing when to wash your face is equally important to healthy skin as knowing how to wash your face. Most dermatologists agree that it is possible to maintain healthy-looking skin with a simple daily cleansing regimen. Here are some tips to help you decide how often to wash your face: