How to keep your face clean: 12 steps (with pictures)

How to keep your face clean: 12 steps (with pictures)
How to keep your face clean: 12 steps (with pictures)

Is your face not very clean? In fact, keeping your face clean is not very difficult. Having a clean face can give you control over the appearance of your skin so that it always looks soft and glowing!


Method 1 of 2: Clean your face every day

Keep Your Face Clean Step 1

Step 1. Find out what your skin type is

Is your skin dry, rather oily or normal? This is what you need to know so that you can know which products to use for your face. There are so many different types of skin products that you might be spoiled for choice.

  • Normal skin is characterized by a good skin balance: well hydrated, not too oily, resistant. It is this state that is desired when you cleanse your face.
  • Oily skin makes your face look shiny, oily, or shiny just hours after cleansing it.
  • Dry skin is quite often scaly.
  • Sensitive skin means that the skin is often tight or itchy, and the skin has allergic reactions when you use certain chemicals.
  • Combination skin is skin where part of your face is oily while another part is dry and this skin is found in many people.
Keep Your Face Clean Step 2

Step 2. Wash your face only once, but do it twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening

We all have different skin types and this needs the right treatment. You may need to try different ways of washing your face to find the one that's best for you. The desired result is that after washing your face you get rid of dirt, germs and seborrhea, but without removing from the skin the natural fat necessary for healthy skin.

  • Choose a makeup remover that's right for your skin type and whether you wear makeup often or not, or whether you exercise a lot or not. For example, if you have oily skin, take a makeup remover with a low pH, it will be more effective in getting rid of excess fat. If your skin is sensitive, it is best to avoid using makeup remover, as it contains a lot of chemicals.
  • Avoid using regular soap, which is too harsh on your face and can remove all the fat secreted naturally from the face.
  • Instead, rinse your face with hot or lukewarm water. By washing in hot water, you remove the natural fat necessary for the health of your skin.
  • After a workout, it is imperative to wash your face to remove any sweat, dirt and grease that could clog the pores of the skin.
Keep Your Face Clean Step 3

Step 3. To dry your skin, pat it lightly with a clean towel

Dry your face gently, do not rub it. The skin on your face is sensitive. Be sure to take a clean towel, otherwise you risk getting bacteria on your face after cleaning it.

Keep Your Face Clean Step 4

Step 4. Use tonic lotion

It is not absolutely necessary, however this type of lotion can do a lot of good for people with oily skin or who suffer from acne or who have clogged skin pores. Using a tonic lotion helps to remove excess fat and dead skin that remains on the skin even after using a makeup remover. This allows you to incorporate active ingredients like retinoids, antioxidants and exfoliating products into your existing skin care.

  • After applying a make-up remover to your face, apply the tonic lotion with a clean cotton ball to the forehead, nose and chin (the area called “T zone”). Apply the cotton gently in circles and avoiding getting close to the eyes.
  • Find a toner that matches your skin type. You can find some formulations of exfoliating products for acne prone skin or other products with anti-inflammatory properties for sensitive skin.
  • Dermatologists often recommend against using an alcohol-based tonic lotion, as this tends to make the face too dry, even for those with oily skin.
Keep Your Face Clean Step 5

Step 5. Be gentle when you put any product on the skin around your eyes

Do not rub your eyes and avoid putting makeup remover, which is an aggressive product, on the eyes. This part of the face is sensitive. Therefore, also avoid splashing cold water on your face when you wake up.

Keep Your Face Clean Step 6

Step 6. Don't touch your face too much

This is because it can spread bacteria on your face, which can then cause inflammation of the skin pores. If in order to put on makeup or face cream you need to touch your face, then wash your hands first to keep them clean.

It is also advisable not to put your face against devices such as a cell phone which may have skin residue or sebum, which is a light greasy substance produced by the glands in the skin and which helps to keep the skin healthy. skin and hair well hydrated

Keep Your Face Clean Step 7

Step 7. Find the right makeup for your skin type

If you find makeup that says it is non-comedogenic or does not produce acne, buy this one preferably, as it is made to fight acne and rashes and thus will prevent that you have clogged pores on your skin.

  • Be careful not to use makeup that's too old. As with food, there is a deadline for these skin care products. Avoid using them after the date has passed, as it will do you more harm than good.
  • Use makeup made from water or minerals, not oils. These will be less shiny and will reduce the radiance of your skin.
Keep Your Face Clean Step 8

Step 8. Drink lots of water

Drink at least 8 glasses of water. By ensuring that your body is supplied with plenty of water so that it is constantly hydrated, you will allow it to function properly and thus you can maintain healthy and clean skin.

Keep Your Face Clean Step 9

Step 9. Watch your diet to eat a balanced diet

For a healthy diet, eat vegetables and fruits, and cut out sugar and junk food from your meals.

  • You can add low fat dairy products to your diet. Low-fat yogurt contains vitamin A, which is necessary for healthy skin, as well as acidophiles, which are "living" bacteria that improve gut health, which are good for your skin.
  • Eat foods rich in antioxidants like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and plums.
  • You can also add foods containing essential fatty acids to your diet that are necessary for healthy skin, such as salmon, walnuts and flax seeds. Essential fatty acids promote healthier cell membranes, which will allow you to have more balanced skin.

Method 2 of 2: Keep your face clean for the long term

Keep Your Face Clean Step 10

Step 1. Get a facial

You can either go to a beauty salon for a beautician to give you a facial or you can do one of the many facials to be performed at home yourself. Of course, do a treatment that matches your skin type. If you have oily skin, treat yourself to oily skin.

The mask made from milk and honey is a good example of a face mask to make at home. After mixing the ingredients, spread the mask on your face and let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash your face with warm water

Keep Your Face Clean Step 11

Step 2. Exfoliate your skin

Gently exfoliating your skin will allow you to remove all the bits of skin and dead cells on your face, which can damage your skin a bit and make it darker. Therefore, do it once a week or once a month. If you exfoliate your skin more than once a week, it could dry up your skin of the necessary grease for your face.

  • If done right, an exfoliating scrub can increase blood circulation to your face and restore color and a healthy glow.
  • Here are the ingredients you need for an exfoliating scrub to make at home: an exfoliant, such as salt or sugar, a binder, such as honey or water, and a moisturizer containing oil rich in vitamin E, jojoba oil or olive oil. If you have oily skin, moisturizer can be made from mashed bananas or avocado.
Keep Your Face Clean Step 12

Step 3. Get rid of your pimples

While you may enjoy taking your pimples between your fingernails to pop them, that's not the way to treat pimples at all! Wash your hands well before handling your pimples to avoid any risk of infection.

  • To avoid irritation, avoid touching your pimple and do not try to pop it, because if you are not careful it can leave you scarred.
  • Wipe a damp washcloth or a chilled tea bag over the pimple for three to five minutes a day. This will decrease the irritation.
  • Use a spot treatment containing 1 or 2% salicylic acid, which is often less irritating than benzoyl.
  • Passing a cotton swab dipped in a few drops of Visine over the inflamed area may decrease the redness.


Never rub your skin. Dab it and gently wipe it off


  • If you have sensitive skin, you can try applying the milk and honey mask to a small part of your face before spreading it all over your face.
  • Allergies to the products contained in the face mask can produce a wide variety of reactions. If you have had an allergic reaction to a product, stop using it and replace it with something else.
  • Avoid excessive washing in the winter, a time when it is tempting to take long, hot showers, as this can make your skin dry up more quickly.

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