On any given day, we typically stick to the cleanse-rinse-moisturise routine when it comes to skincare. While there is nothing wrong with these steps, our skin often requires more TLC than this. This is where regular face clean-ups help. You don’t necessarily have to visit the salon every week for a face clean-up. You can easily do it at home by adding just a few extra steps to your existing beauty routine. Moreover, indulging in regular face clean-ups can deeply cleanse your face and bring out a glow from within.
A face clean-up involves steps like cleansing, exfoliating, and steaming, followed by toning and moisturising. This beauty routine helps remove dead skin cells, traces of dirt, excess oil, and pollutants. While face clean-up is essential for maintaining proper skin health, it’s a tad bit different from salon and spa-type facials. You do not need any special products or tools to carry out a face clean-up at home. You can do it with your regular products like cleanser, exfoliator, and toner.
Also, it is not necessary to follow all the steps for a face clean-up regularly. You may skip a step or two when needed. Just make sure to be consistent with this routine to keep your skin thoroughly cleansed, healthy, and glowing.
This process requires two steps. First, remove your makeup with cleansing oil or an oil-based cream or balm that dissolves makeup, dirt, and any dust stuck on the skin pores; and then cleanse your face with a face wash. Follow this up with these steps:
The next step is to exfoliate your skin to get rid of all the dead skin cells. You do not have to repeat this step every day. Limit it to just once or twice a week. Over-exfoliation can cause adverse reaction and breakouts. You should always exfoliate with a natural and plant-based face scrub. Look for a scrub infused with ingredients like coffee and cranberry as they give potent results by gently exfoliating your skin and making it soft and nourished.
Steaming the face after exfoliation can help open up the pores and soften the skin. It also makes it easier for the skin to absorb the following skincare products. To do this:
You do not have to repeat this step every day. Once a week is more than enough.
Using a face pack after steaming can remove residual impurities and also target specific skin concerns like blackheads and whiteheads or acne. Use a natural clay face mask to purify, detoxify, and brighten your skin.
Toning will help balance the pH levels of your skin and close the pores. Use a mild and natural toner infused with ingredients like Vitamin C, niacinamide, green tea, and aloe vera to tighten pores, and soothe and hydrate the skin.
Moisturising is the final and the most relaxing step in the face clean-up process. It helps nourish and hydrate your skin and keeps it glowing. Use a natural Vitamin rich face cream every day to replenish the skin and get rid of concerns like dark spots and pigmentation. For this step:
While some of the steps may seem extensive, they provide numerous benefits to the skin:
Regular face clean-ups are a great way of keeping your skin glowing and supple. It involves just a few simple steps and with regular face clean-ups, you can achieve the same glow as salon-style facials. Make sure to use organic and plant-based products that don’t irritate your skin and effectively target skin concerns like acne, dark spots, and pigmentation.