Do you want to follow a natural skincare routine, but you have a crazy busy life? Or do you generally feel lazy? Regardless of our lifestyle, I am sure we all wash our face on either a regular or irregular basis.
That's why today I would like to talk about how to cleanse your face properly!
I am in my 30s, and I realized that ever since I started washing my face regularly twice in a day – morning and night – my skin has looked glowing and fresher. This simple act provides my face with much-needed hydration. But in this process, I learned a few things through trial and error. I genuinely feel that cleansing is a critical step in everyone's lifestyle, and this is the perfect platform for sharing my valuable wisdom.
First, let's talk very briefly about the three layers of skin, then the steps toward cleansing the face and the natural beauty products used in this ritual.
So, facial skin consists of three layers, and each layer provides essential functions.
The three layers of the skin are the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis.
The epidermis determines skin tones and creates a waterproof barrier.
The dermis contains hair follicles and sweat glands.
The hypodermis is made out of fat and connective tissues.
We need these three layers to perform their function well. For that reason, it is crucial to understand the proper face washing procedure.
Steps for Properly Washing Your Face
Determine Cleansing Method:
There are different types of cleansing methods when it comes to face washing, such as oil cleansing, soap-based cleansing, gel cleansing, and more. You should select the kind of face wash based on your skin type and your personal preferences.
In Ayurveda, there are three skin types: Vatta, Pitta, and Eartha. (I will do a detailed blog post on Ayurveda soon). According to Vedic history, some ingredients & methods are not suitable for particular skin types. I believe we are the best judges of our own skin types, and we should choose cleansing methods based on our experiences.
Identify Cleansing Product: Homemade Natural Skin Care Product or Store-bought:
In my opinion, homemade natural cleansers are the best to use, as you control all the ingredients that go into it. With store-bought facial cleaners, you might not be able to identify all the components it contains or determine if your cleanser is suitable according to your skin type. Your facial cleanser is probably the most crucial product choice to make, as it affects everything that happens afterwards. So using the appropriate cleaner for your needs is of the utmost importance.
What we want to achieve through face washing:
Cleansing your face not only serves the function of removing makeup, dirt, and harmful microbes, but also retains necessary moisture and prepares the skin for the next step in your skincare regimen. So, here is a few natural cleansers you can find in your kitchen.
How to Wash Your Face Using Natural Products
My two favorite DIY ingredients are:
If you like oil cleansing, coconut oil from your kitchen can be the best clean beauty product. Coconut oil acts as a makeup cleanser. It removes makeup thoroughly and does not clog the pores. Use a cotton ball and circularly work around your face to apply the coconut oil. It will remove all the makeup with just one swipe.
Raw honey is considered a natural face wash. I love using this cleanser, as I can make it fresh every day according to my needs. If you are feeling adventurous, add 1 tsp of dry rosemary powder to raw honey for an excellent result.
Once you decide on your face cleansing products, it is time to follow a steaming schedule. At least once a week, after your facial wash, the next step should be a good 5 minutes of steaming to soften and prepare the skin for toning and moisturizing. To brighten my skin, I sometimes add one teaspoon of turmeric into hot water. Turmeric steam gives an extra bright look to your face.
Before steaming, you should follow these steps:
- Use lukewarm water and wet the skin. Use your fingertips to apply an appropriate amount of cleanser in a gentle manner and in circular motions. Avoid any kind of face brush or harsh tools because they can be too aggressive on your skin.
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Use only clean cotton towels to dry your skin. It is good practice to have separate cloths for your face.
As I mentioned in my bio and welcome post, I was never that much into the skincare regimen. Still, when I hit my 30s, I realized that a few simple steps in your day-to-day life can lead to pleasant results.
Within a few days, I suddenly felt a change in my facial skin. Weekly steaming, daily face washing, and using natural skincare products – that's it!
I hope this blog post will give you answers to one of the essential skincare routines – Face Washing.
I encourage all of you to take a look at LisaLiseBlog natural cleansers recipes if you are itching to do DIYs.
Please comment down below and let me know how you wash your face every day. Which products are you using? Are you making any natural face cleansers at home? If yes, then please share your recipes as well. Till then, see you later!