- Step 01: Start with a deep cleansing face wash
- Step 02: Exfoliate
- Step 03: Steam
- Step 04: Apply a clay mask
- Step 05: Moisturise with a lightweight cream
Step 01: Start with a deep cleansing face wash
The first step of any skincare routine and facial treatment is cleansing the skin using a good facial cleanser. Since our aim here is to deep cleanse, use a deep action facial wash that contains pore cleansing ingredients. A charcoal-based cleanser such as the Ponds Pure White Anti Pollution + Purity with Activated Charcoal Face Wash is your best bet as it helps remove deep-set dirt and oil to give you radiant skin.
Step 02: Exfoliate
Next, use a face scrub. This step is essential as it unclogs the pores and helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Use a non-comedogenic formula like the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub to massage your face. Take a small quantity and gently rub in circular motions, concentrating on areas that tend to get oilier. Wash off after 2-3 minutes and prepare for the next step.
Step 03: Steam
Now that the layer of dead skin cells is removed and your pores have been unclogged, it is necessary to loosen up and bring the deep-set impurities to the surface. For this, boil water and transfer to a wide mouth bowl, position your face over it so the steam from the water hits your face.
Step 04: Apply a clay mask
Clay masks are excellent for pore cleansing; it absorbs dirt, excess oil and other impurities from the face to leave you with squeaky clean and smooth skin. Clay masks that contain bentonite clay like the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask also exfoliate the skin gently and promote blood circulation. Apply the mask on your skin and neck evenly; allow it to dry for about 5 minutes and then wash off.
Step 05: Moisturise with a lightweight cream
Your skin will feel smoother and cleaner than before, however, don’t end the deep-pore cleanse without applying a lightweight moisturiser. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid work best as it keeps the moisture intact without making the skin feel greasy. The Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E is an excellent product for post-cleansing moisturisation.