It's a known fact that the world around us is filthy. During your daily grind, your face gets coated with all sorts of toxins, including dirt, bacteria, dead skin, free radicals, and oil that you naturally produce (called sebum). Therefore, it is crucial that you wash your face to get rid of the aforementioned and maintain healthy looking skin. Simply, washing your face prevents clogged pores, and clogged pores result in whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, blemishes, and acne. So, for those of you who have oilier skin, sweat a lot and/or have skin conditions that require it, you need to wash your faces correctly. Ideally, you would wash your face at night and in the morning. The key with cleansers is to pick one that cleanses the skin of excess oil and dirt but does not over dry the skin. Skin type is the driving factor when it comes to selecting a cleanser or face wash. When washing your face, here are some important things to keep in mind:
Clean hands: Before washing your face, ensure your hands are clean. No need to introduce new bacteria to your face.
Lukewarm water: Hot water dilates blood vessels, which can irritate or dry out your skin, whereas cold water is less effective at loosening dirt.
Application: Apply product to you fingertips and massage in small, circular motions.
Pat dry: Use a clean dry towel to pat dry your face. Don't worry about getting every drop of moisture off. Rubbing your face with a towel will cause unnecessary irritation.