While everyone makes it sound so complicated and high maintenance, if you break it down, face clean up is the easiest thing to do and can be also done in the comfort of your home. Especially under the hot sweltering sun, it is time to pamper your skin and keep it healthy and clean. The everyday pollution, sweat and oil can suck the life out of your face but if you’re up for the challenge, some extra TLC once in a while can do wonders for your skin.
How to Do Face Cleanup at Home: The Basics
Getting the skin of your dreams has never been this easier. You just need to make some time and persevere and you got this! Your face clean up kit doesn’t even have to include thousands of fancy-looking products as long as you have your basics covered. Even the bare necessities are enough like good quality face wash, toner and moisturiser for your CTM stage and DIY remedies like face packs, facial steam and exfoliating scrubs.
Step-by-step Guide on How to Do Face Cleanup at Home:
The first of your face clean up steps should include washing your face. Pick a safe cleanser like Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash. It doesn’t have any of the harsh chemicals that could harm your skin later whether it's sulphates and parabens or artificial colours and fragrances. Simple and natural ingredients are used to clean your face of the usual dust, grime, sweat, oil and makeup. This clinically-approved cleanser is perfect for all skin types including those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. That is because it uses a non-comedogenic, gel formula that includes skin-loving nutrients like amino acids, vitamin E and B5 to cleanse your face while repairing the skin’s barrier and leaving it strong, soft and smooth.
How to cleanse your face:
Just squeeze out a dollop and massage it to a damp face before washing it off.
To get the salon and professional experience of face clean up at home, include facial steams. It opens up your pores and detoxes your skin without you having to do anything. But you reap all the benefits as it allows your skincare products to be easily absorbed, helps dislodge your pores of blackheads and whiteheads, and hydrates your skin.
How to take steam:
You can use a face steamer or just boil a bowl of water.
Then take a towel and cover your head while you keep your face above the bowl and make sure your eyes are closed.
Take a break every three minutes so you don’t get light-headed.
You can do it for a total of two to three rounds.
The skin constantly sheds dead skin cells but as they sit on the upper layer, it can turn the complexion grimey and patchy. Exfoliating helps get rid of these dead skin cells as well as smoothen the texture of your skin. It also helps in blood circulation and the evening of the skin tone. You can use a micro-granular DIY scrub of sugar and honey or something like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Vit C+ Facial Foam with an inbuilt brush to exfoliate. Made of soft silicone, it works even if you have bumps or acne and gently exfoliates away the dullness. As for the foamy goodness, it is loaded with vitamin C to brighten your complexion while getting rid of the damaged dermis.
If you are an outdoorsy person, to deal with free radicals like UV rays, pollution and sweat, the Pond’s Pure Detox Foaming Brush Facewash should be your go-to. Instead of the usual harmful cleansing ingredients like sulphates and parabens, it uses the au natural aka activated charcoal to pull out deep-set dirt and grime. Get exfoliating off the week’s dead skin cells with its soft silicone brush for a mess-free experience.
How to exfoliate your face:
Pump the product to cover the brush with the face wash.
Then gently rub the brush on damp skin in an outward motion.
Rinse it off with water thoroughly.
In order to rigorously clean your face, it can dry out your skin. To get that added boost of hydration and also target some severe skin conditions, a face mask is your best friend. You also get a chance to sit back and relax for a while as the face mask does its job. A mattifying mask like multani mitti absorbs the excess oil while tightening your pores. If you want something that deals with dryness and blemishes, you can make a mask of turmeric and honey.
How to apply mask:
Apply your face mask to clean and dry face.
Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Your face clean up kit should also include a toner like the alcohol-free Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner perfect for all skin types. It literally tones the face by tightening the pores and hydrating your skin to get rid of dryness. If you have oily skin, it also helps reduce the excess sebum by regulating your pH levels. And it does it all with the help of natural and antioxidant ingredients like chamomile, witch hazel and allantoin to soothe inflammation and smoothen the skin. If you have any minute traces of dust or makeup that may not have come off while washing your face, the toner also gets rid of it.
How to use a toner:
Pour a few drops of the toner on a clean cotton pad.
Swipe the cotton pad all over your face in outward motions.
Finally, the last of your face clean up steps should include a moisturiser. Even if you have oily skin you should moisturise otherwise the oil glands supplicate with excess sebum production. The Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser works best with a lightweight gel base for even the oiliest of skins and in all climates. Like the rest of Simple skincare, it is free of harsh chemicals while hydrating and moisturising your skin with the likes of glycerin, vitamin B5 and borage seed oil.
As for dry-skin gals, you need something hydrating like the Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Crème. It adds moisture to your skin and seals it in for 72 hours straight. It also helps boost the skin’s natural hydration ability by 70% with the help of hyaluronic acid. Get soft and plump skin with this lightweight gel with a fancy sciency formula that works on a cellular level.
How to apply moisturiser:
After you are done with your clean-up, pat your face dry with a fresh towel.
Take a dollop of moisturiser and dot it over your face.
Spread it out and massage your skin simultaneously. Do avoid your eyes and mouth.
FAQs about How to Do Face Cleanup at Home: Step-by-step Guide
Q1. How does milk clean face?
Milk is a natural cleanser that has wonderful benefits. It can clear grime, unclog pores and also soothe rashes. On top of it, it clears the skin of acne-causing bacteria while fading blemishes.
Q2. How to make a face mist?
Following your clean-up, if you want to keep your face hydrated and cool this summer, you can make your own DIY face mist. Take a few slices of cucumber and a few mint leaves and add them to a bottle of water. Refrigerate it for a few hours and then take it out. Strain the ingredients and place the water in a spray bottle. It can last for three to four days if you keep it stored in the fridge.
Q3. How often to do a deep facial clean-up?
You should do your CTM routine which consists of face wash, toner and moisturiser every day in the morning and night. But for an in-depth cleanup, you can do it once a week.