How to Wash your Face like a Pro

How to Your Wash Face Like a Pro
Photo by Coline Haslé

Do you ever wonder how celebrities maintain their smooth flawless skin despite wearing make up almost all the time. Like me, you'll probably answer with:

a. Duh !! Obviously with the help of trusted (and expensive) dermatologists like Vicky Belo or Manny Calayan

b. Using top of the line beauty products we can no way in hell afford

Unfortunately, those answers need a LOT of money, which I'm sure most of us don't have. But fear not, for we can still achieve the perfect 'artista' face just by knowing these 4 steps on how to properly wash your face.

1. Cleansing

We are all familiar with this, washing or cleansing the face with either a soap or facial cleanser will remove dirt and excess oils and keep the face fresh and clean.

This is an everyday routine done after you wake up in the morning and before you hit the bed at night. It's also much advisable to use a cleanser suited for your face.


2. Toning

After cleansing comes the toning. Toning your face helps get rid of excess oils and dirt your soap completely miss. Just moisten a piece of cotton with your toner and rub it all over your face to see the magic. Trust me, you'll be surprised how much dirt are still in your face

The best toner for me :)

Not only does it cleans your face, it also dries up acne (pimples, blackheads, whiteheads you name it) and even out your skin tone. All this is possible, because a toner contains powerful ingredient like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide that is perfect for fighting acne. So if your buying a toner be sure to look for those ingredients above.

Beware though because this types of acid can cause dryness, redness and peeling of the skin so its not advisable to use this daily. Everybody is different but always proceed with caution. As for me, I used this once a week (I have a normal type of skin) and whenever I remove my makeup at night.

3. Moisturize

I have different moisturizer for day and night

Next step is moisturize. I think many skip this part (including myself) which is a huge mistake. After the cleansing and toning, your skin tends to be dry that if you let it be your face tends to be flaky. Not only that, it also exposes you to UVA (Ultraviolet A) and UVB (Ultraviolet B) rays that is the primary cause of photo-aging and it can even lead to skin cancer. So I highly suggest adding moisturize in your daily routine

Tip: Find a moisturizer with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor), this will help protect your face from the harsh sun outside.

4. Exfoliate


Last but certainly not the least, Exfoliation. Exfoliating your face helps remove dead skin cells that causes dry flaky face. It also transforms it to a much smoother skin, kinda like a snake shedding its old skin.

Exfoliating can  also prevent clogged pores and some even say it slows down skin aging so its a big plus to add in your routine. 

Now exfoliation can be done once or twice a week, never daily. Because like toning, it can also be harsh for your face.

And that's about it, 4 simple basic steps you need to know to achieve the perfect smooth face. Just look for the right products (be it cheap or expensive) that works well with your skin and your good to go.

Did you guys find this helpful? Which of these steps will you be adding in your daily routine? Let me know in the comment section below.

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