Facial Cleansers: The Definitive How To Guide to Proper Face Cleansing

Posted on September 08, 2017 by Kat Baleva | 1 comment

Skincare has taken on a whole new life these days. Both women and men have started taking better care of themselves and this has spilled onto their respective facial care routines.

Whether it’s the use of the ever-popular Korean 10-step skincare routine or going on special diets that guarantee good skin, people the world over are stepping up their skincare game.

With the advent of innovative tools like facial cleansing brushes and the rise of ingredients like activated charcoal and seaweed extract, the need for the right tips, tricks, and tutorials is growing.

However, one thing that everyone should remember is that the key to any successful skincare routine is a good start—in other words, an effective face wash.

But with so many opinions and studies floating around these days on the topic of skincare, how will you know what is fact and what is just another old wives’ tale?

Well, we are here to give you a dose of truth on skincare and the ingredients you should look for in the products you buy.

Debunking Skincare Myths for Better and Healthier Skin

1. Myth: Washing your face at the end of the day is enough to get healthy, vibrant skin.

Fact: Beauty experts have found that a considerable amount of people are still in the dark when it comes to having a proper skincare routine. In fact, they have discovered that many still think that washing their face at the end of the day is enough.

This cannot be farther from the truth.

It has actually been proven that in order to have healthy and beautiful skin, you should wash your face at least twice a day with a reliable facial cleanser. However, the simple act of washing is actually not sufficient in properly cleaning your face.

If you were wearing makeup the whole day, you will have to remove it with a good makeup cleanser before washing your face. This is because makeup leaves an extra layer of dirt and grime that can clog pores if it is not properly removed.

On the other hand, if your face was bare the whole day, you will still need to apply toner after washing your face because it will help get rid of the stubborn muck that can get in your pores because of environmental factors like pollution. 

2. Myth: You can effectively clean your face with regular soap and water.

Fact: There is still a misconception in skincare regimens where many still believe that using just regular soap and water can effectively give them cleaner skin.

In fact, the whole reason facial products like cleansers and brushes have risen in popularity is because beauty experts have continuously told the public that regular soap and water is not enough.

In reality, those that decided to make the switch from soap to facial cleansers have discovered that their skin felt and looked better.

This is because using a skincare product designed to effectively rid your face of the dirt and grime it acquired during the day can really make a difference.

Furthermore, using lukewarm water, tools, and other products can truly give your skin the glow it never had when you were still using regular soap.

3. Myth: Facial cleansers should only be used after wearing makeup or after doing strenuous activities.

Fact: Many women believe that facial cleansers or anything similar should only be used after using makeup or doing something strenuous that could have left their skin covered in sweat and excess oil.

However, it should be a good reminder that the face oftentimes works like a sponge and that even a day spent indoors doing nothing can still cause dirt to stick to it.

Products like facial cleansers, makeup removers, and toners were created to help women cleanse their faces which can lead to healthier and better-looking skin.

You should always remember that these skincare products were made to ensure the health and look of your skin and that they should be used in a well-made routine.

4. Myth: Only women of certain ages should use facial cleansers because their formulation is too strong for adolescent skin.

Fact: It would seem that the reason women are finding the shift from soap to facial cleanser hard is because many of them think that they are either too young or too old for it.

However, beauty experts want you to know that a skincare routine should be started once women hit puberty and this routine should continue to evolve as they get older.

As women and men enter puberty, their bodies change and hormones can drastically change their skin’s condition.

These changes can lead to problems like oily skin and severe acne; however, as you grow older, these hormonal changes can still affect your skin but this time with its elasticity and texture. This is why there are so many skincare products that focus on specific conditions.

Now, on the topic of facial cleansers, teens can actually start using them as long as they look at the formulation. While most cleansers are mild enough for someone with younger skin, there are some that are formulated for someone older.

5. Myth: Facial cleansing brushes can cause severe acne breakouts.

Fact: While it is common for first-time users to experience an acne breakout or inflamed skin, beauty experts say that this is completely normal.

This is because a facial cleansing brush helps get rid  all of the dirt and dead skin cells clogging up your pores.

However, this process can stress out your skin; so, as long as you continue using the brush, your skin will get used to it and it will look better than ever before.

For the best results, facial cleansing brushes should be used with a facial cleanser that can treat acne and other skin problems. In doing so, you can ensure that your skin is getting the best care it deserves.

Skin Care Ingredients that Pack a Punch

With the market filled with a number of facial cleansers and other skincare products, it might get a little overwhelming for you to find the right ones for your facial routine.

While we’ve already pointed out the facts behind the myths, let’s look into some of the ingredients you should be looking for in the products you need to start your skincare journey.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is filled with antioxidants that help reduce the harm done by free radicals. As an active ingredient in skincare products, it has the ability to reduce skin discoloration and skin inflammation caused by environmental stress.

Vitamin C also helps boosts collagen production which can lessen wrinkles and fine lines, thus making it popular for anti-aging products.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamins C and E and beta carotene, all of which give it the ability to heal skin damages caused by UV rays, harsh weather, and even severe acne.

The plant can also speed up the production of new skin cells thus giving it the ability to give your skin a naturally bright and radiant look.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea is not just a drink for when you are sick or just want to relax.

In fact, this plant has managed to rise in popularity in the beauty industry for its miraculous powers in terms of delaying the skin’s aging process.

This is because green tea extract is rich in polyphenols—natural chemicals usually found in plants—which work to delay the skin’s aging process while protecting it from UV damage and pollution.  

Seaweed Extract

Seaweed is rich in vitamins and nutrients that can help reduce the skin’s sensitivity to irritants caused by pollution and other allergens.

The sea plant is also good for soothing and softening damaged skin by restoring its natural pH balance, thus giving you healthier- and better-looking skin.

How to Properly Cleanse Your Face

Now that you know the facts on properly cleaning your face and the ingredients you should look for in skincare products, let us give you some tips on how to start your skincare routine.

The list below is just the basic steps you should follow in order to get cleaner, healthier, and better-looking skin.

1. Wipe off the excess from your face.

Before doing anything else, make sure you wipe your face with a cotton pad with micellar water to get rid of the day’s excess oil, dirt, and grime.

If you wore makeup, use this opportunity to apply a makeup remover or coconut oil to get rid of the top-most layer.

In doing this, you can make your skincare routine much easier as this will clear your face of any excess dirt. Skipping this step will require you to wash your face twice because of the extra layer of grime.

2. Cleanse with the right facial cleanser.

After wiping off the extra layer of grime from your face, you’re then ready to apply your chosen facial cleanser.

Make sure to use lukewarm water before massaging the cleanser onto your face. Use circular motions, either with your hands or a facial cleansing brush, to really get into your pores.

Rinse and pat dry with a soft towel before moving on to the next steps.

3. Exfoliate for brighter skin.

Exfoliating, with sugar or sea salt,  at least once once a week during your skincare routine can help get rid of the dead skin cells left on your face.

It can also get rid of dry skin and even make your face smoother and brighter. So make sure you don't skip out on this important step at least once a week.

4. Treat yourself with a facial.

Facials are those extra things you do for your skin. They’re great for when you just want to give your skin some love every now and then.

Whether you use a pre-made facial mud mask or you make your own with ingredients like honey and oatmeal, you can never go wrong with this twice a month treat.

5. Repair damage with a toner.

With your face still a bit damp, squirt some toner onto a cotton ball before applying it to the problem zones.

If you don’t know your problem zones, think of them as the parts of your face that are prone to oil and acne.

Toners were created to get those last traces of excess oil, dirt, and grime that your makeup remover and facial cleanser weren't able to get. 

6. Moisturize for smooth and supple skin.

Now is the time to start applying your chosen serum and moisturizer. Remember that these two complement each other and that using both will give you brighter, healthier, and better-looking skin.

After all of this, you are done with your basic skincare routine.

7. Maintain a healthy lifestyle for healthy skin.

While healthy living is good for your body’s overall health, it can also directly affect your skin’s condition.

  • Having a balanced diet can provide your skin with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to remain healthy.
  • Drinking plenty of water can help keep your skin from drying out.
  • Getting six to eight hours of sleep a night will keep wrinkles, fine lines, and dull color away from your skin.
  • Exercising regularly can do wonders for your skin’s look and health.

Here's a helpful video on how you can properly clean your face. 

Introducing YEOUTH’s Vitamin C Facial Cleanser

Now, with those skincare myths debunked, it’s time for us to us introduce you to the newest addition to our skincare family—YEOUTH’s Vitamin C Facial Cleanser.

Our team of world-class beauty experts created this facial cleanser using natural ingredients that have been proven to have anti-aging, skin repairing, and collagen boosting properties.

YEOUTH’s Vitamin C Facial Cleanser is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients that work tirelessly together to make sure that your skin is well taken care of inside and out.

Now, as you create your very own daily skincare routine with all of the products you will need, remember that having a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting the right amount of sleep will also lead to healthier and better-looking skin. 

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November 10, 2017

Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

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