Taking care of your face is very essential. The skin on your face needs more attention than the rest of your body because it has more oil glands. The forehead, eye, nose and chin area need extra care because of the extra oil glands. You need to perform a brief morning and a longer evening regimen everyday, whether you think you need to or not. After you have your own facial regimen, cleaning your face will take only five to ten minutes a day.
Your morning facial care should take place in a shower or at a sink. You should clean the face with luke-warm water and a creamy cleanser or gel wash. Try to avoid bar soap because it will strip the face of its natural moisturizers. Blot the skin dry with a towel, never rub the skin dry. Next, tone the skin on the face. Toning the skin will help remove any make-up or residual cleanser that may have been left behind. Skin toners also help to restore the natural pH level and keep the skin clear, clean and ready for hydration.
After applying the toner, use a day cream which should be specialized for your skin type. A moisturizer will leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. Day creams also help with dryness and smooth away fine lines in the face. Sunscreen can also be applied over the day creams when needed. When you are finished, you make apply make-up if you wish to wear it.
Your evening facial regimen should begin the same as the morning. Wash your face with luke-warm water and a cleanser or purifying gel wash. The skin cleansers will help remove any make-up you had on. A toner should then be applied. The easiest way to use a toner is on a cotton swab or pad. While your face is still wet, you should begin exfoliating.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells. These dead skin cells cause the face to look dull. The build up of dead skin cells can contribute to blockage of pores which causes acne. Also this build up will not let the products you use to penetrate the skin or work to their full capacity.
Exfoliation will brighten and give the skin a healthier glow. Afterwards apply a night cream and if you want use a firm eye cream around the eye area. Also, never go to sleep with make up on as this will clog your pores while you sleep.