Washing face before you go to bed is the most necessary part of your skincare routine. You may not realize that simply washing your face at the end of the day could be the easiest way to make your skin look more radiant and have fewer issues like blackheads, pimples and large pores. Beside that, your skin will absorb more antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients that are in your nighttime serum or moisturizer, therefore giving you more radiant results.
Francesca Fusco, M.D., a New York City dermatologist and an associate member of the American Academy of Dermatology says “During the day, your face builds up a layer of oil, dead skin cells, bacteria and sweat. When makeup is added, this creates a situation that can lead to clogged, dilated pores, breakouts and dull skin,.” She adds “In the evening, it’s important to remove all of this so that your skin can renew itself.”
To wash your face, you need to follow the correct steps for washing the face. If you wash your face when extremely tired, or complete the process too quick, you could be harming your skin more than helping it. So follow the rules below for the best face wash possible.
Step 1: Wet your face with warm water
Start washing your face with warm water. Hot water doesn’t open your pores up. Washing your face with hot water can be drying and harsh to the skin. So it’s best to start your wash by rinsing your face with lukewarm water. This will still break down some of the dirt and be soothing to the skin. Throughout the wash and rinse, continue to use lukewarm water.
Step 2: Massage your face
Massage your face with cleaners in a circular motion – making circles move outward from the center of your face. Spend a little more time on your t-zone, the area that can produce more oil, and don’t forget your jawline and along your hairline where you may have sweat. It may seem like a no brainer, but many people don’t spend enough time on the lather. Try to massage your face for 30 seconds to an entire minute. If you’re exfoliating (1-2 a week), be gentle. Gently massaging on an exfoliate will still cleanse your skin without having to press hard and aggressively against the sensitive skin on your face.
Step 3: Rinse your face with cold water
Rinse your face with cold water, it make your pores shrinked. Rinse off all soap by splashing water on your face and using your hands to remove any remaining cleanser. Don’t forget the edges of your face and the area around your nose and ears. Many people tend to miss the edges of their face which leads to soap residue build up and can cause unsightly breakouts.
Step 4: Dry your face with towel
Dry your face by dabbing it with a towel. Do not rinse off soap or dry your face by wiping it with a cloth. Rubbing with a cloth can irritate, stretch and cause wrinkles on the skin. Softly dab your face dry and you’re done!
After you perform step-step to wash the face before going to bed, you can apply some skin care products that suit your skin as night cream or serum.