We know that facial cleansing is a critical step in any skin care routine. While it may seem obvious and simple how we should wash our face many people still have questions about how often we should cleanse, which technique to use and which natural skin care products that are ideal for their skin.
Here are some of the common mistakes to avoid when cleansing their face.
1. You forget to wash your hands first
Imagine all of the things you touch throughout the day, all of the germs, dirt, oil, and who knows what else that has accumulated on your hands. Do you seriously want that on your face? Of course not. Always wash your hands with Pure Fiji's natural, creamy handmade soaps made from fresh coconut milk. Your gorgeous face will thank you.
2. Not removing makeup before cleansing
If you're wearing eye makeup or a heavy foundation you may need to double cleanse. First always remove the eye makeup gently.
Remove face makeup with Pure Fiji's Vitamin C Foaming Oil Cleanser first. It dissolves all traces of make-up and impurities with this Vitamin C Foaming Oil cleanser powered by Kakadu plum and papaya extracts.
Next, wash your face with Pure Fiji's Coconut Cleanser with Papaya and Moringa. A luxurious cleanser with creamy coconut and purifying moringa oil to gently remove makeup, excess oil and pore-clogging impurities - without stripping the skin of essential moisture. This unique cleanser is boosted with papaya extracts to brighten skin tone while moringa and dilo extracts purify and restore skin to a healthy balance.
3. You're using the wrong cleanser
When it comes to a cleanser the choices are endless. A prudent choice would be to start with a plant based, gentle cleanser for all skin types like Pure Fiji's Coconut Cleanser with Papaya and Moringa. In a month's time experiment with a cleanser with more active ingredients like Pure Fiji's Vitamin C Foaming Oil Cleanser. It's also a great multi-tasking product as it acts as an exfoliant. It contains Carica Papaya Fruit Extract designed to exfoliate by removing dead skin cells and impurities, brightens skin tone and increases skin radiance.
4. You're washing with the wrong temperature
While it may feel nice to wash your face with hot water especially during the winter months it's an absolute no-no.
Water that is too hot can burst capillaries and as a result can leave your sensitive skin with red marks usually found around the nose and on cheeks. Hot water on the face also causes drying or in some cases causes an excessive production of sebum, which, basically, is a nice word for oil.
The bottom line is to choose warm water and rinse thoroughly with a clean face cloth. Never leave excess cleanser on your face because it will lead to dryness and pimples.
5. You're using your exfoliant way too much
While your exfoliant is part of your cleansing routine it's really designed to be a treatment first and foremost because of its active ingredients. Grainy exfoliators can be very harsh, especially when used too often causing irritation to the skin which you don't want.
6. You're rubbing when you dry off your face
There's no reason to ever rub your face especially if you're using natural products like Pure Fiji. Always pat with a clean face towel. Avoid rubbing because it can tug the skin, causing irritation, redness, and even worseówrinkles and yes even post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (also known as dark spots on the skin).
7. You're not applying the right products after you cleanse your face
Some people get confused about what to do after they wash their face. Does the serum go on before or after the moisturizer? Do you still need to use a toner? What about serums and oils?
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Seal in any dampness left in the skin by applying moisturizer or any special treatment products, immediately after cleansing. Don't wait and give your skin a chance to dry out completely. By applying these products when the skin is still moist, it allows for extra absorption, maximizing the effects of the active ingredients in your natural skin care products.
As you can see there's more to cleansing your face. If you want a clear, impurity-free and healthy complexion it's vital that you stay consistent with your cleansing routine. Take your time when cleansing your face especially at the end of the day. Love your face as you massage it, breathe in the pretty smells, and enjoy the lukewarm water splashing your face. This will also help to de-stress in the evening and boost circulation for glowing, radiant skin.