Best Facial Cleanser
The Best Way To Clean Your Face
When it comes to our planet and our surroundings – right down to our personal hygiene like cleaning your face – we prefer things to be fresh, shipshape and well cared for. Yes, we like our air unpolluted and our water sparkling. We also like our cities un-littered, our homes and cars to be dirt free and – by and large – we apply this to ourselves too. We are – predominantly – a nation of well scrubbed, sweet-smelling people. Bravo!
Here in Australia we spend a massive $22 billion a year on our personal hygiene and on looking our best. Queensland led the way in this respect. They each invest an average of $989 per year on their appearance.
Cleaning Your Face Is In Your Genes
Many of us are instinctively attracted to the beauty in others – it’s an evolutionary thing.
All these millennia have left us with an innate desire to look our best.
In general terms, most of us strive to be attractive and continue striving even after we have found a mate.
In our eagerness, we wax, pluck, exfoliate, tone, cleanse, shave and moisturise pretty much every inch of our bodies. However, we concentrate the vast majority of our efforts and dollars, on having a beautiful face.
Our Face Is Our Flagship
We all understand that our smiling face is the first thing people see and the power of first impressions is strong – so we frown at our crows’ feet, curse the blemishes.
Yet, blemishes, breakouts and the signs of ageing can all be helped by putting in place a beauty regimen that all begins and all depends – very crucially – on one thing – cleansing.
Speak with any beauty professional and they will tell you that the key to having a beautiful complexion lies in your beauty regime.
Our faces love nurturing – and not only of make-up. Oil, dirt, dust, dearly departed skin cells and other impurities accumulate on your skin’s surface and a thorough cleanse both morning and night is important.
What’s in it for you? Well, smaller pores for starters – plus boosted hydration, fresher skin, fewer breakouts and a more youthful appearance. More skin care tips from our beauticians are here
How To Clean Your Face The Right Way
The thing about cleansing is that many people don’t actually do it well.
It all begins with the right products.
But choosing the right cleanser for your skin type is not difficult.
Our advice is to ask your beautician for guidance – point out your skin type and any sensitivities and soon you’ll be strolling out with paraben-free and fragrance-free products.
Your cleaning routine will then look like this:
- You will use warm water and a cream cleanser to wash your face. Cream cleansers are more hydrating, but if you wear a lot of make-up, you might find gel cleansers are more efficient.
- After washing – you will dab your face dry, gently, with a towel.
- You will dip a cotton ball in toner, apply toner to your face and you’ll focus on the problem areas.
- Next, you will apply a night (or day) moisturiser.
- You can apply eye cream too if you wish. You just need a pea sized amount and it will make a very positive difference to your thinnest skin.
To remove make-up and cleanse in the evening is the logical thing to do – we rid our skin of the day’s residue and allow it to breathe overnight. However, a morning cleansing routine is just as important.
Morning cleanses are needed to remove dust, oils, perspiration and traces of any night creams too.
There is nothing quite as satisfying as a deep cleansing mask – especially those of the peel off variety.
But it doesn’t really matter which type of mask you choose. If it suits your skin type, you’ll reap the benefits.
There’s a lot of fun to be had with masks too.
So, a weekly mask should certainly form part of your cleansing routine too.
Its purpose is to draw out impurities, absorb pore-clogging oils, firm and purify your complexion.
Call In A Beauty Professional
Part of being a grown-up is knowing when to ask for help. If, despite your best efforts, your skin just won’t cooperate and glow, it’s time to seek professional help.
A deep cleansing facial delivered by a thorough beauty professional, will bring about a great improvement to the texture and vitality of your skin. Wrinkles will diminish, your skin will be stronger and more elastic and you will be far less prone to breakouts.
One of the major benefits of seeking help however is the opportunity to consult with a beauty specialist who can analyze your skin, listen to your concerns, give you tailor-made advice and treatment and perhaps suggest more suitable products.