Are you washing your face the right way?

April 30, 2019

Are you washing your face the right way?

Let's call this one Face Washing for Beginners - or maybe Face Washing 101. Sound silly? On the surface, it likely sounds ridiculous, but the fact is that most people are not washing their face the right way.

The way that you wash your face has a direct impact on the appearance of your skin. We're here to share 5 tips for better face washing.

 

Seed helps you wash your face the right way with our natural cleanser

 

1. Use a gentle, sulfate-free facial cleanser. Most face washes contain sulfates, which are harsh surfactants that strip the skin of natural oils and can leave it feeling tight and dry. Seed Daily Facial Cleanser is non-irritating and leaves skin feeling clean, yet soft and pampered.

2. Watch your water temperature. Hot water can lead to redness, itching, and skin dryness, so be sure to use lukewarm water during face washing.

3. Don't wash your face more than twice daily. This is often a mistake by those with oily and acne-prone skin. People tend to think that if their skin is oily or breaking out that it needs to be washed more often. This is not true. Overcleansing will strip the skin, which often tricks your oil glands into producing more oil to compensate for the dryness. The result? More oiliness and breakouts. Twice a day is almost always sufficient. If you are at the gym in the middle of the day and are sweating, you can absolutely cleanse gently again then.

4. Fingertips are best for face washing. Using your fingers allows you to be more aware of how much pressure you are applying to the skin. Washcloths are often too harsh and can cause damage. If you feel the need to use a washcloth, be sure it is a very soft, natural fiber washcloth. I like bamboo baby washcloths because they are so soft and gentle. Never scrub your face, though, with a washcloth, no matter how gentle the fabric.

5. Rinse with lukewarm water, pat (don't rub) dry, and then follow with a gentle facial toner. Our toners are free of harsh ingredients and contain natural distillates (choose cucumber or lemon balm) to refresh, soften, and calm the skin. Toner helps to balance skin pH, remove any last traces of makeup or cleanser, and then prepares your skin for the next steps of your skin care regimen.





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