Updated: May 2020
For redheads with sensitive skin, cleansing is a must because it helps the skin get rid of old skin cells, dirt and grime and makeup. It also helps in blood circulation and prepares the skin to receive the nutrients and lipids applied after it.
It is often assumed that cleansing the face is the most basic task which anyone and everyone can do, but there are actually basic steps that some people miss. Here are some rules to give your redhead skincare routine an extra boost.
1. Twice a day
Cleansing your face twice a day, in the morning and night, is recommended and anything more can strip the skin of its essential natural oils.
2. The right cleanser for your skin
Buy a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. Avoid using soaps on the face because they can make the facial skin rough and damaged. If you use a too-rich cleanser, it can clog the pores. And, if you use a too-dry cleanser, it can irritate the skin. Most redheads with sensitive skin should opt for cleansers that are gentle, fragrance-free and non-irritating.
3. Use tepid water
Hot water can dry the skin and cause damage and cold water does not dissolve and take away dirt and grime. Tepid water is just right!
4. Keep clean
Before cleansing the face, wash your hands properly to get rid of any dirt or grime.
5. Start early
Start the cleansing process early by splashing some water on the face and neck first.
6. Rub in circles
Put the face cleanser on the fingertips or on a konjac sponge and use gentle upward circular strokes to apply the cleanser on the face and neck. Avoid scrubbing too much.
7. Be gentle
Pat (don’t wipe) off the excess water on your face with a clean towel. Never drag the towel on the skin or scrub dry.
8. Continue on with your skincare routine
After cleansing the face, follow it with your serum, eye cream, moisturizer, face oil and of course, sunscreen.
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