Good skin starts with proper cleansing. If you don’t cleanse your face thoroughly, chances are you’ll develop blemishes, clogged pores, and dehydrated skin. But facial cleansing involves more than just scrubbing your face with a cleansing product. To learn more about how to perform a deep cleansing on a weekly basis, here are 20 deep facial cleansing tips for effective skin care.
1. Cleanse Twice Daily
No more and no less. When you wake up in the morning, you need to cleanse your face to remove excess oils and dirt accumulated over the night and to create a clean canvas if you’re applying makeup. At the end of the day, removing makeup and impurities before going to bed will keep you blemish-free.
2. Find a Suitable Cleanser
The choice of cleansers today is endless – oil-based, water-based, foams, lotions, etc. Finding the perfect one may involve a lot of trial and error. Nevertheless, everyone finds their perfect match in the end.
3. Exfoliate from Time To Time
Cleansers only remove the topmost impurities from your skin. To ensure your skin is squeaky clean, exfoliating at least once a week will remove dead skin cells and help unclog your pores for a glowing complexion.
4. Use only Gentle Products
Harsh products containing soaps, sulfates, and granules are a thing of the past, and now everyone is looking for gentle product. Research shows that cleaners that protect the skin’s pH work best to prevent breakouts. They also don’t dry out your skin.
5. Choose a Cleanser according to your Skin Type
Cleansers for Dry skin may be too gentle to be effective for oily skin while cleansers for oily skin can be too harsh for dry skin types. Those with rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and eczema also need specially formulated cleansers that won’t aggravate their condition.
6. Change your Towels Often
Preferably after three uses as suggested by Philip Tierno, a New York-based microbiologist. Your towels are a breeding ground for bacteria, and acne-prone folks should be especially careful about reusing their towels.
7. Overnight Cleansing
You may not know it, but your skin can be cleansed as you sleep with the help of night creams. If you suffer from acne, blackheads, and dull skin, an overnight clearing cream containing zinc oxide and salicylic acid can work wonders.
8. Invest In a Clarisonic
Nothing cleanses the skin as thoroughly as the Clarisonic facial cleansing brushes. These brushes utilize sonic technology that research shows are effective in unclogging the pores and removing impurities.
9. Change Your Pillow Case Often
Just as with towels, changing your pillow cases twice a week will prevent breakouts and keep your skin in prime condition. There are also special silver-infused pillow cases that prevent mold and bacteria from spreading which you may also find useful.
10. Use the Power of Oils
Oil cleansing is a popular way to deeply cleanse your skin while nourishing it at the same time. Popular oils for cleansing are argan, olive oil, castor oil, and a touch of tea tree oil which research shows kill Demodex mites that may be causing acne.
11. Cleanse With Warm And Cold Water
Hot water will irritate your skin while warm water will loosen the debris on your skin for easier cleansing. Finish your cleansing routine with a splash of cold water to stimulate circulation in your facial skin.
12. Apply A Clay Mask Once A Week
When you have free time on your hands, pamper yourself with an at home spa treatment using a clay mask. One study found that a clay mask containing jojoba oil was especially helpful in treating acne and scars.
13. Get a Facial From Time To Time
Nothing can rid your skin of those pesky blackheads the way a facial does. Having a facial from time to time can keep your skin looking flawless and reduce the size of your pores. It also makes your cleansing routine more efficient.
14. Watch What You Eat
True deep facial cleansing actually starts from the inside out. Make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins C and E. These nutrients support your skin health and functioning.
15. Sweat It Out
Exercising regularly will improve blood flow to your skin, and with that, bring essential nutrients to your skin’s surface layers. Exercising outdoors in the sun will also give you enough vitamin D for beautiful skin.
16. If Possible, Go For A Swim
Sea water can provide you with a whole-body cleanse. The Research found that the magnesium in sea water improves skin barrier functioning, enhances skin hydration, and reduces inflammation.
17. Pat Your Skin Dry
After cleansing your skin with water, resist rubbing on your skin with the towel. Instead, gently pat your skin and let the towel absorb the excess water from your face. This will prevent irritation.
18. Use A Makeup Remover
The lauded Korean beauty skincare routine involves using a makeup remover and a cleanser to achieve deep cleansing. A gentle makeup remover such as a cleansing oil or micellar water is perfect choices. Use a gentle cleanser afterward.
19. No Need To Spend Money On Expensive Products
Your cleanser will stay on your face for only a short amount of time and soon go down the drain. No need to look for antioxidants, peptides, and exfoliants in cleansers. Leave these for your creams and serums.
20. Be Consistent
Of course, if you are consistent with your cleansing routine, your skin is bound to improve over time. Make sure to never skip cleansing before going to bed, and your skin will be in prime condition.
You don’t have to follow each of these tips to achieve healthy and squeaky-clean skin. Choose only what is practical and necessary, and we’re sure your skin will be blemish-free and glowing after you’ve found your perfect skin cleansing routine.