Posted in Beauty on October 21, 2013

Face cleaning is a technique everyone must know to keep his or her face dirt free for healthy looking skin.  Face cleaning should be a dedicated task especially if you have oily skin or have acne. Skin protection is very important for both men and women.

To begin with steam your face for 5-10 minutes. This is simple to execute. Take boiling water in a bowl, cover head with the towel and hold bowl close to your face. Make sure it’s not too hot to hold. Steam will help to open pores in your skin. Clogged pores give birth to ugly black heads, which leads to uneven skin tone. It also causes acne and other bacterial infections.

Use a cleanser according to your skin type. If you don’t know your skin type, take professional help to find out.  People with oily skin or acne need to use an oil free cleanser or a slightly medicated cleanser and for dry skin something with moisturizer will do well. Face wash will remove all the visible dirt and impurities.

To get rid of the dead cells, you must use a scrub. Get any hypoallergenic face scrub specially designed for facial skin. There are many herbal fruit scrubs, which are good for the gentle skin of the face. Scrub gently and wash your face. According to new researches, scrubbing actually gives way to clear skin.

Wash face with warm water and don’t use hot water on your face ever.  Once you feel all the scrub has washed, splash face with cool not cold water, to close the open pores. Pat your face dry and do not scrub your face with the towel. Use clean towels every time, or keep small hand towels for face.

Allow face to dry for couple of minutes then apply a tried and tested mask or face pack.  Use face pack accordingly to your skin type. Herbal packs with clay will help remove excess oil and tighten skin pores. To complete your face care, gently massage with a good quality moisturizer according to your skin type.

You can also consider simple and safe home remedies for clearer skin. You can take one tablespoon cold milk, dip a cotton pad in it, rub on your face in circular movements, use upward strokes on neck area, leave it for few minutes and wash it with cool water. Milk is a natural cleanser and a moisturizer.

You can also use a thick slice of cucumber, rub over face and neck, and wash after 15 minutes.