STEPS FOR A PERFECT CLEANSE
Cleansing is the most important step in your daily skincare routine. If you are not cleansing daily, you are wasting time & money on your skincare.
A perfect cleanse allows your serums, moisturizers, and any other products you might be using to work more effectively. In order to achieve the perfect cleanse you should be following these simple yet effective steps:
1. Brush your teeth first
The ingredients in your toothpaste may cause breakouts around the mouth area so it’s very important that you brush before cleansing.
2. Wash your hands
Your hands have a lot of bacteria on them from everything we do throughout the day. Washing your hands before you cleanse is key to keeping bacteria from transferring to your face. Don't forget under your nails as well!
3. Use a quarter sized amount of cleanser
The amount of product you are using matters! One common mistake is not using enough cleanser. Not using enough cleanser makes your cleanse less effective and using too much is wasting your precious products.
4. Cleanse once in the morning and twice at night
A single cleanse in the morning will remove sweat and bacteria to provide a clean surface for the day ahead.
Double cleansing at night with an oil or creamy cleanser first and gel cleanser second will guarantee that you are removing all dirt, debris, and makeup from the skin.
5. Always cleanse your face AND neck
All skincare including your cleanse should be brought down your neck. The skin on your neck is just as important as the skin on your face and should be treated as such.
6. Each cleanse should be at least 60 seconds
Cleansing for 60 seconds allows the ingredients in your cleansers to penetrate deeper into the skin. When you start cleansing for the proper amount of time you will notice a different in your skins tone & texture.
7. Rinse EVERYTHING off!
Always make sure you are rinsing off every bit of your cleanser. Any residue left behind can lead to clogged pores, buildup, and breakouts.
8. Use Clean Skin Club towels to dry your face!
Regular towels tend to harbor bacteria which is why Clean Skin Club Clean Towels are the perfect addition to your skincare routine. They can be extremely helpful for those with acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, and those who have rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, etc. Clean Towels help your skin can stay clean, and bacteria free after cleansing!
Following these simple steps will help you accomplish the perfect cleanse and start your skincare routine off with a bang!!
Thank you for reading!
This article of the Skinsider Scoop was graciously written by Licensed Medical Esthetician and certified Acne Expert, Gracie Hall, and edited by the Clean Skin Club team. If you're interested in more from Gracie, please shoot us an email, and follow her Instagram - @glowingwithgracie