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9/9/09

FACE CLEANSING BASICS




  • Choose a cleanser that suits your skin type the most. Dry, Oily, combination, sensitive, acne-prone,  whitening, you take your pick. It's good to alternate between two types of cleansers, one for morning and the other for evening.
  • Wash in upwards and circular motions. Thorough cleansing takes about a minute. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with cold water. Splash water onto face but wipe it from the chin upwards instead of the other way around like we most often tend to do ( let's leave that to gravity.) Just be careful not to get water inside your nose.
  • Never use the same towel you use to wipe the rest of your body and hair to wipe your face. Keep a separate towel only for your face. Well, it just makes sense.
  • Pat your face dry, don't rub, especially around the eyes. Pat it completely dry only if you are going to apply toner or moisturizer immediately, otherwise it is better if you leave face a little wet till the time you apply your moisturizer.
  • Toner or no toner? This depends on your skin type. Some people think it is a totally unnecessary product and some don't go a day without including it in their skincare regimen. Those with very oily and acne-prone skin rave about how toner helps prevent breakouts and some don't even know what it is (In this case, ignorance really is bliss.) Rosewater is a mild toner without alcohol and an easy option if you just want to hydrate your skin when it feels tight after cleansing.
  • Moisturize. Again, apply in upward strokes, including your neck.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cynthia, if I am permitted to ask, then which toner and moisturize do you use? :-)

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