Your skin is under serious risk when you are out in the city. Pollution, dirt, and many other skin enemies affect your skin and that leaves you with a dull and dry skin which suffers from blemishes, acne, and what not. You should have a clear complexion and the shiny skin with no blemish.
A face clean up could get the dirt and blemishes away from the skin and give you smoother and a spotless skin. However, getting pampered with some relaxing cleanup session is not possible, thanks to the busy schedule and a long to-do list. Then what should you do? Have a dull and blemished skin? Never! It is time to say goodbye to the pesky blackheads and blemish for all and get the flawless skin.
Chase away the dirt with a face clean up which you can pull off at home and achieve the clearer skin quickly. Read this article to know how to achieve a salon like face clean up when you do not have time to visit the salon. You need to do follow below 6 simple steps for face cleanup to detoxify your skin.
1. Start with clean face
The first step of your skin care regimen is cleansing your face. Wash every last bit of the oil, dirt, and makeup from the face before you put on face clean up. Washing just with water is not enough.
Double cleanse the face to get it clean and fresh. Take a small cotton pad and the makeup remover and slightly wipe the face with it. It will you help get the makeup and oily sweat removed from your face. Now, take your face oil on the fingers and rub it on your face. The dirt and makeup settled deep into your skin will slowly get off through the oil cleansing process. Rinse the face with fresh water and go for foam cleansing. Use a small amount of a foam cleanser which suits the skin and then massages your face. Wash the product with cold water and finally pat with a towel.
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2. Take steam
Heat is known to be great for skin as it makes it damp and relaxed. Treating the skin to steam helps unclog the pores and so cleanses the skin completely. This very step makes skin absorbent for the products to be used like toner and moisturizer. If you have oily and acne prone skin, this method would help you cleanse the pores and remove excess oil from face. Prepare it by warm water and place the steaming water on table. Cover the head with a clean towel. Do it for about 5-10 minutes and then take the towel off if you need air. To have a salon-like experience, you could add aromatic essential oils such as lavender oil and the rose oil to water. Use therapeutic herbs such as green tea and rosemary for skin benefits and aromatherapy remedy.
After applying the steam, the skin is damp and warm to drive out all the impurities or oil from the face. Before using scrub, use an extractor or blackhead remover and scrape the blackhead and whitehead from the forehead, nose, and under the lower lip area.
3. Scrub well
Scrubbing is an important step in a face clean-up process since the granules in a scrub helps eliminate the dead skin cells, dirt, oil, other product build-up which are deposited deep in the skin. For smoother skin, it is vital to scrub one in a week to do away the build up and dirt from the face. I case you have an oily skin, exfoliate with a mild scrub twice in a week. Moisturize your face with fresh water. Use a small quantity of mild face scrub; then massage it slowly on the neck and face in a circular fashion. Also, scrub on the nose and chin area to cleanse and get the blackheads and the dirt out of the skin. It will clean the skin and make it smoother as well as brighter. Rinse the face with cool water and wash off the scrub.
4. Apply a face mask
After the scrubbing and steaming session, the skin needs some effective TLC. A moisturising and nourishing face masks would clog the pores and hydrate the skin while driving out all impurities and providing its glow back. Use a sheet mask or a cream mask and enjoy some amazing relaxed time when the skin relaxes to. You can also use a natural face mask suitable to your skin. Put chilled cucumber pieces on the eyes and leave this face mask for about 15 minutes before washing it.
5. Use a toner
You know that toner as an important ingredient in your CTM routine but is also important for face clean up. The toner not only soothes the skin but also heals the breakages which happen in the exfoliating step. If the face feels itchy and appears red, toning would calm your skin down quickly. After the skin is relaxed and has completely absorbed the moisture and nutrients from the mask session, you should tone the skin.
Pour some amount of the toner on a small cotton pad and then move it on the face slowly and let it dry. This would help restore also balance of skin and shrink the pores. The step is very beneficial for acne-prone skin because it closes the pores and does not allow the dirt deposit on the skin which is the main cause of acne. A face pack tightens and shrinks pores which were opened during steaming and keeps the skin clean and bright. It also detoxify your skin.
6. Use a moisturizer
Cleansing and scrubbing as well as the hot steam might dry your skin and this step restores the moisture it lost in the previous process. Complete your home face clean-up process with a suitable moisturizing face cream. A moisturizer would hydrate skin and restores the moisture and goodness of clean-up.
Get a water-based moisturizer if you have oily skin or oil based moisturizer in case of dry skin. Take some moisturizer in your hands and apply it over your face, massaging with your fingertips. Rub the cream on the face and neck and allow it absorb into the skin. If you are doing the facial at night, apply eye cream the under eye area. Then use an eye cream if you are doing a face clean up during night and wake up to get a clear, smoother skin next morning.