How To Cleanse Your Face
Beauty therapist Sarah Chapman shows you how to cleanse your face, an important part of your skincare routine to keep your skin young and healthy looking.
Step 1: Apply cleanser
Cream cleansers should be used for normal to dry skin, and massaged into the skin with your fingers. Work into the skin from the neck upwards, massaging it with your fingers and knuckles into the chin and nose. Wash your hands and massage your skin again with damp hands, to massage water into your pores and lift out the dirt and cleanser.
Step 2: Remove cleanser
Remove the cleanser with a damp flannel, cotton wool, or a muslin cloth.
Step 3: Toner
This isn't essential, but it will remove any cleanser residue and refresh the skin. Use a gentle toner such as rosewater applied with cotton wool. Avoid alcohol based toner which may strip the skin. Sweep the cotton wool across the face and neck with upward movements.
Step 4: Oil-based cleansers
Oil-based cleansers can be used for oily skin. Massage into the skin as before, and remove with a damp flannel.
Step 5: Face washes
Face washes can also be used for oily skin. Put some gel into the palm of your hand and add water to create a lather. Massage into the skin as before, and remove with a flannel.
Step 6: After cleansing
Apply a day or night moisturiser after cleansing. Approximately once a week exfoliate your skin after cleansing.