How to Wash Your Face the Right Way
Proper cleansing is the first step toward good skin hygiene. It should never strip the skin or leave you feeling overly dry.
What it does:
- Removes make up, dirt, pollution, and excess oil
- Helps prevent blackheads and blemishes
- Helps stimulate microcirculation to oxygenate the skin
- Depending on ingredients, it can remove harmful, acne causing bacteria
Who should do it:
Everyone, everyday. All skin types.
How often should you wash your face:
In general, everyone should wash their face twice a day.
Depending on lifestyle activities like gym sessions, a third cleanse might be needed.
AM - It’s best to do a gentle cleanse in the morning.
PM - Everyone needs to thoroughly cleanse in the evening, whether to wash off every trace of makeup, excess sebum, sunscreen, pollution, or simply dirt accumulated throughout the day.
How to Wash Your Face:
- Start with clean, dry hands and a dry face.
- Using your fingertips, apply cleanser to dry face, eyes, and neck, massaging in circular motions.
- After 30 seconds, wet your finger tips with lukewarm water and continue to massage for 30 - 60 seconds. Be sure to spend time near the hairline, around the eyes, under the jaw, and the t-zone.
- Remove thoroughly with a wet lukewarm washcloth.
- Pat dry with a clean, dry towel.
Do I Need to Double Cleanse?
We are big believers in double cleansing in the evening. Depending on your lifestyle and preferences (are you a minimalist or do you love a multi-step ritual?) double cleansing could be for you. Those who wear minimal or no makeup / water resistant sunscreen don’t typically need to double cleanse. Anyone who wears makeup and sunscreen on the regular should double cleanse at night. Those with an acne regimen can double or even triple cleanse. Your aesthetician will select the best cleansers for your personalized PM routine and teach you how to use them.
How to Double Cleanse
STEP 1 - Use an Oil or Cream Cleanser to dissolve makeup and sunscreen using the above technique from start to finish.
STEP 2 - Apply your second cleanser as directed by your aesthetician based on your skin’s current needs. This can be a second cleanse with a creamy cleanser, or more targeted for issues like acne or clogged pores. Use the above technique from start to finish.
Do I Need a Toner?
A toner’s job is to restore pH and balance the skin. None of our cleansers strip the skin to the point of needing a toner. We take a personalized, corrective approach with this step. Not everyone needs a toner or a toning step, but many will benefit. Ask your aesthetician or contact us for a personalized recommendation.