How to wash your Face the right way

Wash your face

Many a-times, a lot of germs can be present in different areas of our face. If you do not wash your face properly in the right way, it can lead to the development of Pimples (also known as Acne).

Many person tend to hurry and rush when they wash their face, even during a bath, but it is important to know that washing your face takes time and attention, if you want to keep your face looking healthy and also prevent the development of Acne (Pimples), while having a beaming skin.

Dermatologists have recommended that the face should be wash twice daily for best results, not just when you want to remove makeup or when it looks dirty.

wash your face
Washing your face the right way could give you and beaming skin and prevent Acne. Image Credits: Healthline

How to you wash your face the right way


  1. Make Sure to Remove all your make up first.
  2. Use a mild gentle cleanser that doesn’t dry out your face. Avoid ingredients like isopropyl alcohol, antibacterial, deodorant soaps, or retinoids unless you have acne.
  3. Dampen your face with lukewarm water (not hot!) and use the tips of your fingers to massage the cleaner into your face. Your fingertips apply the perfect amount of pressure; stay away from using anything else to scrub the face that can irritate your skin.
  4. Pat dry with a soft towel. Again, don’t scrub your face, just dab at it. Skin is more sensitive than you think!
  5. Use a toner and apply moisturizer. Use night cream at night and a moisturizer/sunscreen (SPF > 30!) in the morning.
  6. When you use eye cream at night, dermatologists recommend using your 4th finger for application because that exerts the least amount of pressure out of your functional fingers (the pinky is not so useful).
  7. Wash your face twice a day and after sweating, because you don’t want to your pores to get clogged up with oil leading to breakouts. This means you need to wash your face after you hit the gym or anytime you wear a hat or visor.

Did you know there was a specific way to wash your face? Any special techniques you employ? Please share below in the comments!

Take charge of your health and skin.

Your Skin Sensei!


  • Dr. Rebecca Omokaro (a.k.a Dr. HealthThenMore) is the founder of HealthThenMore, an online medical community for health professionals and co-founder of Progeny Cerebrum, a unique mentorship community for healthcare students and professionals. She is passionate about skin care and has invested years in studying how multiple skin care products work, having struggled with multiple skin breakouts as a teenager herself. As @dr.healththenmore, she teaches people how to care for their skins with natural and ethical skin care products as well as spread awareness of medical conditions that affect the skin. You can follow her on twitter on: @HealthThenMore

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