How to wash your face - Garnier SkinActive How to wash your face - Garnier SkinActive

¿Cómo se usa el limpiador facial?

Lavarse la cara puede no ser glamoroso, pero es muy necesario. A estas alturas, probablemente sepas que deberías lavarte la cara dos veces al día. Pero la limpieza adecuada es algo más que lavarse una vez por la mañana y otra por la noche. Para complicar las cosas, algunos hábitos que pueden parecer buenas ideas, como lavarse a menudo y exfoliarse con intensidad, pueden dañar la piel en lugar de mantenerla con un aspecto saludable. Puede parecer sencillo, pero la forma de utilizar un limpiador facial es una de las cuestiones más importantes que hay que entender a la hora de elaborar una rutina de cuidado de la piel. Echemos un vistazo a los errores que puedes cometer cuando te lavas la cara, y aprende a lavarla correctamente para conseguir la mejor limpieza.

Don’t Use Scalding Water

Hot water can feel fantastic at times, especially in cold weather. Unfortunately, it can also dry out the skin, especially skin that’s already sensitive or dry. The best water temperature to wash your face with is lukewarm. Put a hand under the running water to test it, and don’t splash any water on the face until the stream reaches a temperature that’s warm but not hot.

Don’t Scrub Skin Harshly

Thorough cleansing is important, but thorough does not mean vigorous or aggressive. Harsh scrubbing and rubbing won't help solve skin problems and won’t clean your skin any better than soft, mild actions. Scrubbing also isn’t the best way to slough off dead skin cells. Using a chemical or physical facial cleanser, like Garnier Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, which is formulated with finely ground argan nuts to clear away dead skin is a better option. When washing your face, move fingertips in gentle, circular motions rinsing with water and applying cleansers as directed. The same strategy goes for drying. Softly pat damp skin dry with a towel rather than rubbing the towel forcefully over the skin.

Don’t Skip Out on the Facial Cleanser

Rinsing with water is a good first step, but using a facial cleanser is necessary to remove dirt, oil, makeup and other buildup that collects on the skin throughout the day. To minimize skin irritation, pick a facial cleanser that is gentle, alcohol-free and non-abrasive like Garnier The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser. Apply the facial cleanser with fingertips rather than a washcloth, sponge or brush, which can collect bacteria.

How Often Should You Cleanse Skin?

More is not necessarily better when it comes to face washing. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends limiting face washing to twice a day and after heavy sweating. Consistent, gentle washing can make a real difference in the appearance of your skin, and all it takes is water and a facial cleanser.