Do's and Don'ts of Facial Cleansing
08 September 2016
DON’T use bar soap to wash your face. Using it to wash your body isn’t a problem, but bar soap on the sensitive skin of your face will considerably dry it out because the binders in bars of soap contain high pH levels that strip moisture and dehydrate your skin!
DO use gentler facial cleansing soaps like Mild Soap which are made of natural ingredients like honey and olive oil to help your skin maintain its natural oils and feel completely moisturised.
DON’T use only a make-up wipe to cleanse at the end of the day. After a long day, this quick fix is tempting but it’s best to go through your cleansing regimen anyway. Without the extra step of washing your face after using a make-up remover, leftover grime and dirt seeps into and clogs pores.
DO use a make-up remover that won’t strip hydration from your skin and completely clean your face of makeup and dirt like Deep Cleansing Oil.
DON’T scrub your face too harshly. Vigorous scrubbing and rubbing can irritate your skin and can lead to redness and even breakouts. Instead, opt for a gentler scrub, like Facial Scrub, that you can use weekly without overwhelming your skin.
DO apply toner and moisturiser quickly after cleansing your face. Your skin can dry up in as quickly as one minute after cleansing so it’s crucial to apply toner to so your skin can better absorb the ingredients from your moisturiser.
DO wash your hands before you wash your face. It’s counterproductive if your hands aren’t clean while you clean your face so make sure you use antibacterial soap before you start your skincare routine.
DO double cleanse. Double cleansing originated in Japan where women used an oil-based cleanser to remove their make-up and then a foam-based cleanser to rid any leftover impurities on the face.