The Correct Way To Wash Your Face: 5 Simple Rules To Follow

Did you know that there was a right and wrong way to wash your face?   Turns out, there is much more to it than just rinsing with the right cleanser.  For some of you, the idea that there are guidelines to follow, for something as simple as washing your face, may seem silly and insignificant.  But what if I told you that all those fancy serums, cleansers and moisturizers you have purchased are significantly less effective when applied to skin that has not been properly cleansed?

Good skin care starts with clean skin.  Without a clear palette to work with, there is really no point in applying moisturizing, blemish fighting or anti-aging products.  Follow these 5 simple rules and I promise you will be amazed with what a huge impact just a few slight changes in your routine can have on your complexion.

 

Rule #1 Wash your hands before you wash your face.

bar soapsMakeup artists make a habit out of cleansing their brushes frequently before applying makeup to the face.  In the same respect, washing your hands is a crucial step for a proper cleanse.  Otherwise, you are essentially massaging dirt, grime and bacteria into your pores.

 

 


Rule #2
Remove your makeup prior to cleansing.makeup brushes

Many of us make the mistake of thinking that one quick rinse is capable of removing all of our makeup AND cleansing our skin.  Use an oil-based remover or cream cleanser to gently dissolve makeup to better prepare the face for a proper cleanse.

 

 

Rule #3 Rinse only with lukewarm water.

bathroom sinkSteer clear of rinsing your face with water of extreme temperatures.  Subjecting the skin extreme water temperatures, hot or cold, causing irritating, dryness, and even burst capillaries.   Water set at lukewarm or normal temperatures has the added bonus of being able to break down residue better than water of a higher or lesser degree.

 

 

 

Rule #4 Take your time, but don’t over do it.

Brushing your teeth and washing your face share many of the same principles.  Aggressive brushing can cause loss of enamel and receding gums.   We are advised to take our time and brush the teeth in gentle circular motions.  Our skin demands the same amount of respect and
attention we give our mouths, yet a majority of people refuse to acknowledge its importance and deem those that do high maintenance.

Violently scrubbing and rubbing at your skin over long periods of time can have destructive side effects, often leading to premature sagging and wrinkling of the skin.  Use your fingertips and, much like brushing your teeth, massage your cleanser in circular motions around the face, for at least 60 seconds.

 

Rule #5 Pat the skin with a clean towel, leaving it slightly damp before applying your hydrators and moisturizers.

Clean Towels

Again, just try not to be abrasive.  Rather than harshly wiping your skin, pat it over the skins surface.  Leaving a thin layer moisture will maximize the benefits of your hydrators.  Hydrating ingredients will bind with the excess water molecules and hold them to the skin, thus causing an increase hydration to then seal with the application of your moisturizer (read more here!).  And always make sure the towel your using is clean!

The Importance of Regular Facials

Unfortunately, getting a facial is commonly seen as something you do only when you want to treat yourself, or as a luxury service whose benefits are reserved for only the rich and famous who can afford it. Lets face it; they can be a bit pricey. But take a moment to consider where your money is spent instead. Are facials really more expensive in the long run?

A staggering amount of pollution, dirt, grime, and dead skin accumulates on the face. This build up is an unavoidable fact of life. We can do the best we can to keep the skin clean, but it is not always enough. Many advocates compare getting a facial to going to the dentist. We brush our teeth, floss when we remember, and still acknowledge the importance of going to the dentist for a regular deep clean. Keeping up with dentist appointments saves us a lot of money down the road. A root canal is hundreds of dollars more than a regular cleaning. Like our teeth, the skin needs to be evaluated and cleansed by a trained professional every so often to maintain a healthy complexion. An esthetician should be seen as the dentist for our skin. Getting facials on a regular basis, even once every few months or year, will save you from needless spending in the future.

How can facials save you money?

Tinted MoisturizerMakeup and Skincare Products: After receiving a facial, makeup goes on more smoothly and evenly. You may be surprised at how little, if any, is needed. In terms of skincare products, a facial will help make sure you are getting your money’s worth. An esthetician deeply cleanses and exfoliates the face, allowing all your products to fully absorb and do their jobs properly. Having your skin examined by a professional can also teach you a lot about what products are appropriate for your skin type.

Anti-aging Treatments: Facials are the best anti-aging treatment around. Treating yourself to a facial every so often will decrease your chances of having to dish out money for expensive procedures and injections. Facials improve the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity by counteracting the damaging effects of air pollution and sun exposure.

Other Benefits of Facials…

Refreshed and Relaxed Skin: With each facial, a facial massage is often incorporated. The massage alone works wonders on tired, wrinkled skin. An esthetician is trained on how to appropriately massage the face. Believe or not, certain areas of the face need to be massaged in different ways. If done incorrectly, a massage can do more harm than good, and lead to sagging skin. The massage also encourages lymphatic drainage as it flushes out toxins while promoting circulation.

Skin Cell Renewal: One of the most important steps of a facial is exfoliation. Having your skin exfoliated by a professional often means getting microdermabrasion or having a fruit acid peel to help remove dead skin. This part of the facial process helps jump start cell turnover, encouraging the growth of new, healthy cells. Regular exfoliation by a professional will work wonders are those looking to diminish the appearance of acne scars.

Noticeable and Instant Results: The best part about getting a facial is that the results are instant. Rarely do you come across a skin treatment or product that lives up to your high expectations. After just one facial, you will see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin.

Book An Appointment

Bee Naturals in our Maplewood Missouri location offers a wide variety of facial services customized to fit the needs of your skin type. To schedule an appointment, click here.

The Skin You’re In

I start my day the same way every morning I look forward to it. I wake up, wash my face with Bee Naturals Cleansing Oil it feels amazing removes my makeup gently and I’m a makeup artist I have to remove a lot of makeup. It’s citrus smell and the gentle cleansing glide over my skin. This cleansing oil is very refreshing and wakes me right up.

Next comes a spritz of Hydrating Facial Freshener it’s light and refreshing and is a very important step in hydration it allows your skin to maximize its hydration which if you think about fine lines if you’re able to fill them with water you know the rest it diminishes the appearance my fine lines and wrinkles.

My key secret weapon is Bee Naturals Ultra AA Serum. This stuff is just quite simply liquid gold. As a makeup artist its hard for me to have my face exposed to the world, I was almost always my most comfortable in full war paint and in the past I’ve not been so confident about my skin I too struggled with acne fine lines discoloration. I really got a grip on my skin and started using our products I was a customer long before I worked for the company I was so impressed with the results in my skin I had to get with Barb Chappuis (Founder) and pursue promoting this product because I believe in it.

My goal is to share with you how you can be the best version of yourself at any age we are not anti ageing we’re pro aging look the best you can whatever age you are. It’s unrealistic to think you look 20 when your 50 but you can still look like a beautiful woman at 50, or any age for that matter. The Ultra AA Serum has helped out with my skin all over. it helped even out my pigmentation. Mostly it helps me retain my hydration the hyaluronic in it allows your skin to absorb up to a thousand times its own weight in moisture this is a huge breakthrough ladies if you can keep moisture in your skin the better off you’re going to bee…pun intended. #amazingskin!

The Skin You’re In – Morning Skin Routine

My goal is to share with you how you can be the best version of yourself at any age. We are not about anti-aging we are about pro aging. Look the best you can whatever age you are. It’s unrealistic to think you look 20 when your 50 but you can still look like a beautiful woman at 50, or any age for that matter.

The Ultra AA Serum has helped out with my skin all over. It helped even out my pigmentation. Mostly it helps me retain my hydration. The hyaluronic in it allows your skin to absorb up to a thousand times its own weight in moisture. This is a HUGE breakthrough ladies! If you can keep moisture in your skin the better off you’re going to bee…pun intended. #amazingskin!

Here is the morning routine I follow!

I start my day the same way every morning. I look forward to it. I wake up and wash my face with Bee Naturals Cleansing Oil. It feels amazing, removes my makeup gently and since I’m a makeup artist I have to remove a lot of makeup. It’s citrus smell and the gentle cleansing glide over my skin. This cleansing oil is very refreshing and wakes me right up.

Next comes a spritz of Hydrating Facial Freshener. It’s light and refreshing and is a very important step in hydration. It allows your skin to maximize its hydration which, if you think about fine lines, if you’re able to fill them with water you know the rest. It diminishes the appearance my fine lines and wrinkles.

My key secret weapon is Bee Naturals Ultra AA Serum. This stuff is just quite simply liquid gold. As a makeup artist its hard for me to have my face exposed to the world, I was almost always my most comfortable in full war paint and in the past I’ve not been so confident about my skin. I too struggled with acne fine lines discoloration. I really got a grip on my skin and started using our products. I was a customer long before I worked for the company. I was so impressed with the results in my skin I had to get with Barb Chappuis (Founder) and pursue promoting this product because I believe in it.