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Winter skin care tips

How to Wash Your Face and Remove Makeup the Right Way

5 simple steps to learn how to wash your face for radiant skin.

Do you know how to wash your face? Did you even know there’s a right and wrong way to do it? Proper facial cleansing can prevent acne breakouts, improve skin health, may even reduce skin inflammation, help your crops grow, keep your grades up and give you 20/20 vision. Okay, maybe not all of this, BUT it definitely is key for having your skin in tip-top condition. Read along and get the scoop on all the proper cleansing guidelines.

1. Hands first!
You know how there are signs at restaurants that remind you to wash your hands before and after eating? Well, if you want to know how to properly wash your face, then you must remember the most crucial step: wash your hands first!  If you don’t, chances are you’re bringing in new dirt, grime, and bacteria into your pores.

2. Remove your makeup...the right way!
One cleanse isn’t enough. First, you gotta make sure you’re removing all of your makeup and THEN you can start cleansing your skin. If you’re willing to try the latest makeup removing trend, use an oil based cleanser remover, like POND’S® Cleansing Balm, that once massaged into the skin transforms into a silky oil, melting away stubborn makeup and removing impurities. Or you can always go for a classic like POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser, which melts away all traces of your toughest makeup, while infusing skin with vital hydration. Clean, soft, glowing skin – all in one step! So, first step: remove. Second step: cleanse.

3. How warm? Lukewarm!
‘Goldilock’ your water … meaning neither too hot nor too cold. Exposing your skin to extreme temperatures can actually cause irritation, excess dryness and blood vessel ruptures. Next time you’re wondering how to clean your face just remember: washing your face with hot water to open pores and then rinsing with cold water to close them is a huge cleansing myth. 

4. Don't overdo it 
When it comes to skincare, sometimes less IS more. Over scrubbing, especially when using an exfoliating wash, can quickly lead to irritated and red skin. Taking long periods of time when washing your face can also cause sagging and wrinkling, so when it comes to your face cleansing, choose quality over quantity. The same goes for your cleanser: remember to use a good quality cleanser. So, if you want to make the best out of your skincare routine, just like build furniture, stick to the instructions and don’t overdo it. 

5. Pat Pat Pat 
Leave the harsh rubbing and scrubbing for your dry brushing routine. Gently pat your skin with a clean towel and leave a thin layer of moisture to maximize the benefits of your serums, moisturizers, and oils. If you wait even a few minutes, the surface cells dehydrate and can actually become harder to moisturize. Right after you pat your face dry, you can use POND’S® Dry Skin Cream, which has a rich and creamy formula that is easily absorbed by the skin to hydrate deeply while reducing dryness. 

There’s nothing like having fresh skin in the morning and at night, so it’s very important to know how to clean your face properly. Follow these simple steps and get your hands on POND’S® highly effective cleansers for clean, soft, and radiant skin.