How you cleanse your skin can make a difference in not only how your skin feels, but also how it looks. For me just changing my cleanser for a few days can make a noticeable difference when I look in the mirror. This happened to me recently after noticing my skin care getting extremely dry. I decided to look up some tips on the most proper ways to cleanse your skin. After much research, I want to share with you the Ultimate Tips on How to Cleanse Your Skin.

So who should you listen to when you want to know how to cleanse your skin? I turned to the American Academy of Dermatologist to see what the experts say. 

Here are their basic tips on how to cleanse your skin. 

  1. Use a gentle non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain alcohol like Cetaphil. Regarded as a leader in providing skincare products. Cetaphil has an extensive range of creams, lotions and facial washes which have been specifically created to help keep skin problems at bay.Many dermatologist repeatedly recommend this brand. 
  2. Wet your face with lukewarm water and use your fingertips to apply the cleanser. They say using a washcloth, mesh sponge or anything other than your fingertips can irritate your skin. I was glad to hear this one, since I use my fingertips to wash my face in the shower. I do use a soft washcloth at times when taking a soak in the bathtub. 
  3. Resist the temptation to scrub your skin with anything especially a brush type device, since any type of scrubbing only irritates your skin. Wow, I was so surprised to hear this one, with all the devices on the market to cleanse your skin. 
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a very soft towel. Be sure to notice that they said pat dry – NOT RUB. 
  5. Apply moisturizer if your skin is dry or itchy. Boy I know all about dry itchy skin. That is what started my research for this post. Remember to be gentle applying any cream around your eyes, since this skin is extra delicate. Don’t pull on your skin too hard anywhere, but be extra careful around your eyes. 
  6. Don’t wash your skin too much. It can really dry it out. Wash up to 2 times a day unless sweating requires any additional washes. For days you do not sweat, wash once in the morning and once in the evening. If you do perspire wash your skin immediately after. 

Any issues that you have questions about should be made to a board certified dermatologist.