5 Steps to Get Clean & Clear Skin

It may seem simple, but washing your face takes time and requires proper care. Using soap or splashing your face with water is just not enough. The right way of washing your face can make a massive difference between acne breakouts and glowing skin. Choosing the right facial cleanser (read face wash) is the most crucial step to achieving the perfect cleanse. Using the wrong face wash can alter your skin's PH level, which leads to yeast growth and breakouts. Before laying your hand on a product, always read the ingredients listed on the back. Therefore, follow these five easy steps to clean up your face correctly:

Use Lukewarm Water:

Wash your hands properly before prepping your face using lukewarm water. Our hands are more prone to germs and bacteria. Even if you think your hands may not be dirty, it's still better to wash them because you don't want any germs on your face. Try not to use hot water as it strips natural oils and leaves your skin dehydrated. Similarly, cold water can seal up your pores and make it harder for you to strip out all the dirt from your face, thus try using lukewarm water. Next, pour a small amount of face wash on the palm of your hands and lather up. 

Massage your Face in a Small Circular Motion:

Apply the face wash onto your face and gently massage it in small circular motions for around a minute. Focus on your T-zone area (forehead, nose, and chin) to prevent acne and breakouts because of the excessive production of oils in these areas. Moreover, most people forget their jaw area to a point where the dirt starts building up and leads to acne. Make sure you wash your U-zone area for a proper cleanse. 

Rinse with Cold to Lukewarm Water:

You may have heard myths that cold water helps close your pores, but that's not true. Excessively hot or cold water can damage your skin barrier over time. However, cold water does help shrink your pores temporarily. Therefore, splash some cold water to remove the product from your face to eliminate the possibility of dirt or oil building up in your pores and causing acne. 

Pat Dry with a Clean Cloth:

Now, grab a clean washcloth and gently pat dry your face. Do not harshly rub your face. Remember, your skin is sensitive at this point. Any abrasion can easily irritate your skin and cause redness. Over time, it can even cause wrinkles on your face.

Apply Moisturizer Immediately:

As soon as you pat dry your face, grab your favorite moisturizer and apply it to your face and neck. Do not miss this step because, at this moment, your skin needs maximum hydration. Applying moisturizer while your skin is a little damp allows complete absorption and maximizes the effect of active ingredients. You can use any hydrating serum and toner before applying moisturizer. Fresh N Joy Honey Lotion is lightweight, infused with natural honey, vitamins, and grape seeds to soften your skin.

How Often Should you Wash your Face?

The skin type of every person is different. Hence, the time to wash your face varies from person to person. However, the recommended frequency to clean your face is twice a day, when you wake up, and before bed.

For Dry Skin:

If you have dry to sensitive skin, the ideal time to wash your face is once a day before going to bed to remove all the makeup and dirt. Excessive cleaning may irritate or dehydrate your skin and produce more sebum. Fresh N Joy Strawberry & Papaya Face Wash is ideal for dry to sensitive skin. It is loaded with Vitamin B3, E, Salicylic Acid, and fatty acids to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized throughout the day. The strawberry and papaya extract prevents itchiness and redness, and reduces dryness. 

For Oily Skin:

Too much oil and sweat production can lead to clogging pores and breakouts. Therefore, washing your face twice a day is the best practice. Excessive washing can strip away the moisture from your skin and cause it to produce more oil. That's why you avoid over-cleansing your face. Fresh N Joy Oil Control Face Wash with Cinnamon Extract reduces excess sebum and keeps your skin hydrated for 24 hours. Cinnamon extracts help control excessive sebum production over time and decrease signs of aging.

For Sensitive Skin:

Gently cleaning up your face before going to bed and in the morning is recommended for sensitive skin. Warm water and humidity these days promote the excessive production of sebum. And If you have an active day, sweat and dirt can irritate your skin. Hence washing your face an additional time is highly recommended. Look for a face wash that contains natural soothing ingredients. Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Vitamin B5, & E help protect your skin from UV rays and maintain the PH level of your skin. 

Fresh N Joy Exfoliating Face Wash with Pomegranate helps revive skin moisture levels and prevent irritation. The best part is that it's suitable for all skin types.

Follow these five easy steps for at least three weeks for the best result of clean and clear skin to enjoy summer without worrying about your skin breaking out.