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Step by step face cleaning

A fresh and clean canvas is the foundation of healthy-looking skin. But how exactly should you be going about cleansing your skin and how often should you be doing it? Keep on reading to find out how to wash your face properly and everything else you need to know about clean skin.

The first thing we need to establish are the five fundamental face washing steps to your face cleansing routine.

Step 1:

Start off by washing your hands and face. The last thing you want is to put any more germs on your face. Washing your face with water will also help in getting rid of that top layer of makeup.

Step 1: Wash face with water - Garnier
Step 2: Cleansing the skin - Garnier

Step 2: Cleansing.

This is where all the dirt and grime-fighting action will happen. It’s important to choose the right product for you as there are many options available. For those with sensitive and reactive skin, opt for gentle face cleansers that won’t strip too much of the good stuff away. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover & Cleanser contains micellar technology that can thoroughly cleanse your skin without harsh rubbing or drying it out, lifting even the toughest mascaras easily from your lashes. Micellar water is great on all skin types ideal to be used as a dry skin face wash.

Another great option is the Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel which contains salicylic acid and charcoal extracts. This moisturizing face wash dissolves oil, dirt and makeup and helping your skin breathe and stay shine-free.

Step 3: Exfoliating.

This is a great way of ensuring you’re removing dead skin cells all the while purifying pores. As we get older our skin also becomes duller so exfoliation can help in revitalizing it, giving it that luminous look and soft-to-the-touch feel for a more youthful and luminous appearance. It can also make fine lines less visible as it promotes surface skin cell turnover.

Try the Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub or the Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub for all your exfoliating needs. The former contains charcoal which will help in drawing out blackhead-causing dirt, while the latter’s jojoba beads are gentle enough to use regularly.

Step 3: Exfoliating the skin - Garnier
Step 4: Toning the skin - Garnier

Step 4: Toning.

A toner is a great tool in your skin care face wash routine as it helps clean, refresh and balance out your skin’s PH. Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water with Hyaluronic Acid + Aloe acts as the perfect toner, gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

Step 5: Moisturizing.

This one’s a no-brainer. Moisturizing your skin regularly should be implemented in every skin care routine to replenish hydration and keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Try out the Garnier Water Rose 24H Moisture Cream for lightweight but intense hydration all day long.

Step 5: Moisturizing the skin - Garnier
So now that we know how to wash your face, let’s cover some of the logistics. Twice a day is the ideal number of times you should cleanse your skin. In terms of how long you should be doing it for, as a rule of thumb, your skin care routine should take as long as necessary until all the makeup and dirt is removed and you’ve gone through all five essential steps.

During the night, our skin accumulates sweat, oil and dirt so it’s important to refresh and cleanse your skin when you wake up. This will help your skin look energized and also create a clean foundation for an SPF moisturizer and makeup. During the day, dirt, oil and particles called free radicals can latch on to our skin making it crucial to cleanse at night as well. It will also help you remove foundation, concealer, eye makeup from your skin. Not removing makeup can cause your pores to be clogged which results in blemishes such as blackheads or pimples.