Face is one the most important features of our body and it is one thing that all of us take care of a lot. One of the most important things we do to take care of your face is cleansing it. Cleansing is done to clean the face thoroughly including its skin and pores. As cleaning is very important to keep the health of the skin of your face intact, it is important to cleanse your face in regular intervals.
A good cleanse helps our skin to recover from all the damage caused to it by everyday exposure such as sun and pollution. Even stress has its effects on the skin. Hence, you are doing a great favor to your facial skin by cleansing it. It will help in reducing the pigmentation, acne, pimples, dullness and dry skin.
Cleansing at a salon could give you professional services and great results. However, it can burn a hole in your pocket if you want to cleanse your face in regular intervals. Hence, it is best to find out a way to cleanse your face at home with home remedies that are easily available.
Face Cleanup at Home
Face clean up involves several steps and it is not necessarily the same for everyone. Let’s look at how to clean face at home naturally through the following steps.
Clean your face:
The first thing one need to do before doing any treatment to your face is to clean it properly. Hence, wash your with some warm water and a mild face wash or soap. Wash your face thoroughly and don’t forget areas like neck and skin behind your ears.
One you wash your wash; tap it dry with a towel.
Cleanse your face using a cleanser:
There are many facial cleansers available in the market for you. Choose one that perfectly suits your skin type. The products are also available in a wide range of prices. You can also make home-made cleansers if you want.
Hence, apply and massage generous amount of cleansing milk on to your face. Massage it for about 2 to 5 minutes and then leave it for two more minutes. Wash it off with regular water thoroughly and then tap your face with dry towel to dry it up.
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The next step in the cleansing regime is to scrub your face. It is very important to scrub your face from time to time as it helps remove the dead skin on the face and also open the pores helping them to breathe easy.
Here too you can use ready-made scrubs available in the market or make a herbal one on your own. Whatever your scrub is, apply it on to your face and massage gently in circular motions. Especially, concentrate on areas of your face where dead skin and dirt tend to deposit such as the corners of your nose, mouth and jawline. Massage for about two to five minutes and leave on the scrub for some time till its dry. Once it’s dry, wash it off with cold water and pat your face with a dry towel.
Steam it up:
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If you have a facial steamer well and good, you don’t have to worry if you don’t. Just take a bowl full of water and bring it to bowl and then you can cover your complete head with a towel or thick cloth to let your face get the steam. Steaming your face will help you open your pores completely.
After two minutes of steaming your face, get a blackhead cleaner and remove all the black and white heads on your face. Post this black head cleaning, cool your face down either by washing it with ice cold water or applying ice cubes on to the face. This will help the open pores of your face to cool down. Wipe your face with a cotton pad to cleanse it properly.
Once you have cleaned the pore and removed all the dead skin off your face, applying any face mask of your choice according to your skin type. Market has a wide range of sheet masks and face masks available for all skin types and for different results. Pick one for yourself or else make a simple face mask with home ingredients which suits your skin.
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One such easy face masks you can make at home is one with multani mitti, turmeric, sandalwood powder, honey and rosewater. This face mask powder works amazingly well for people with oily skin. In case you have dry skin, you could always try face pack with milk, curd, honey or some kinds of fruits like papaya or banana.
Apply the face mask and leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes (if the face mask you are applying needs more or less time, please do so). Meanwhile, you can place chilled cucumber pieces or cotton pads soaked in cold water on your eye lids to relax your eyes and under eyes area.
Rinse your face mask after the stipulated time and pat your face dry with a towel or a tissue.
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Toning your face:
A toner is very important to keep the pH balance of your skin intact. After removing your face mask you can apply toner to face to maintain its pH level. You can either spray or pat it into the face using your finger.
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One of the natural toners you can use is rosewater, cucumber water or lemongrass water.
Moisturizing your face:
Most people stop the cleansing process right at the face mask; However, it is very crucial to moisturize your skin so that it doesn’t dry up after all the procedure. Unlike a popular myth, moisturizing your face can actually keep it away from drying up.
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Use your everyday moisturizer that suits your skin and massage it gently on your face with your fingertips. Just keep in mind not to use very greasy moisturizes which will make your skin very oily.
Isn’t is actually very simple to do a face clean up at home, so stop shelling our great deal of money at salons and spas and indulge in a good at home facial cleansing from now on.