How to Deep Clean Your Face

How to Deep Clean Your Face

Starting with a clean canvas is the first rule of skin care. Without proper cleansing, your face accumulates buildup from products, makeup, air pollution, dead skin, and other dirt and debris. Buildup overtaxes the skin, making it prone to irritation, inflammation, premature aging, acne, and other issues. Additionally, you wont get the full benefit of your skin care routine. Thats why its important to wash your face properly, and deep clean the skin on a regular basis.   

The Right Way to Wash Your Face 

Before delving into a deeper clean, heres a checklist to make sure youre washing your face properly on a daily basis: 

  • Wash your hands first. Plenty of us skip this stepjust imagine all the germs that are transferred from your fingertips to your face if you dont wash them first! 
  • Use lukewarm warm water. Too hot, and the water strips skin of natural oils and dries it outtoo cold, and your cleansers wont work as effectively. 
  • Double cleanse if youre wearing makeup. It might seem like a hassle to remove your makeup before washing it, but its worth it for that deep clean feel, especially since most gentle face washes arent formulated to remove makeup. Makeup remover pads, an oil cleanser, or a cleansing balm are the way to go. 
  • Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Abrasive cleansers that contain micro-beads or other physical exfoliants are too harsh for facial skin, potentially creating small tears and enlarged pores. Go gentle instead. 
  • Set your timer. Most of us dont wash for long enough. Facial cleansers generally require at least 30 seconds to remove dirt and product effectively, so spend that time gently massaging your skin to get it good and clean. 
  • Rinse well with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel. You should really be replacing your face towel every other day. Patting your skin dry instead of rubbing leaves more moisture behind. 
  • Apply your skin care products within 3-5 minutes of washing. This helps seal in hydration, and your serums and other products should go on when your skin is clean and receptive. 
  • Limit washing to twice a day and after sweating. Wash your face once in the morning and once at night, as well as after sweating heavily. In the morning, you might consider using only water to wash your faceovernight, your skin builds up healthy collagen, elastin, and protective natural oils, which you dont want to wash away.  

How to Deep Clean Your Skin at Home  

In addition to the steps above, you may want to add in a DIY deep cleaning step once per week. Here are some safe, gentle ways to deep clean your face at home. 

1. Steam

For this easy method, simply pour steaming water into a bowl, place a towel over your head, and hold your face over the steam for 5-10 minutes. Follow up with your regular cleansing routine. 

2. Treat

DIY masks that you can make at home are a great go-to for getting that extra-clean feeling in a pinch. Or, purchase a clay mask to augment your usual skin care routine.

3. Exfoliate

Chemical exfoliation is an effective way to remove dead skin cells and loosen dirt from pores. There are also manual exfoliators, such as skin brushes, that are gentle enough to use on the face for a squeaky clean finish.   

Deep Clean Your Skin With an Aesthetic Treatment  

For the deepest clean that also restores skins beautiful glow, Venus Glow facial renewal treatments flush out pores and pull dirt, excess oil, and impurities from below the skins surface, resulting in a more radiant, refreshed complexion. The micro-massaging tip then stimulates nutrients to spread through the derma layer and restore nourishment to tired, stressed skin. Its a fast, safe, and effective way to leave skin feeling noticeably healthier, cleaner, and more hydrated.  

Aesthetic Treatments for Anti-Aging  

While proper cleansing and a good skin care routine will help prevent aging, theres no at-home equivalent to the technology of a medical aesthetic treatment. Here are the best ones to keep your skin looking its most youthful. 

Photofacial treatments are a safe, non-surgical way to improve the look of aging and discoloration due to sun damage, Using Intense Pulsed Light technology to rejuvenate skin from beneath the surface, photofacials reinvigorate the skins natural production of collagen and elastin, and improves skin tone and texture for a radiant, younger-looking appearance. 

Wrinkle reduction treatmentsdeliver targeted radio frequency (RF) energy deep below the skins surface to stimulate skin cell renewal and promote increased collagen and elastin production. They use a gentle heating process to boost your skins natural processes, supporting skin health from the inside out in comfortable sessions, with no downtime. Quick and effective, wrinkle reduction treatments fade fine lines, restoring firmer, more youthful-looking skin. 

TriBella™ treatments combine three powerful anti-aging therapies into one. First, a photofacial improves skin tone by fading age spots, and reducing sun damage. Then, the anti-aging treatment firms skin, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Lastly, the skin resurfacing treatment smoothes uneven skin texture, improving the appearance of scars, rosacea, enlarged pores, and more. If youve never tried a medical aesthetic treatment before, this is a great entry point into the world of highly effective treatments with visible results and no downtime.  

Aesthetic Treatments for Acne and Acne Scars  

Cleaning your skin thoroughlybut gentlyis essential for clearing acne. Try using a cleanser that contains actives like salicylic acid or glycolic acid to really get pores clean. If youre one of the 50 million people in the US alone who struggle with adult acne, and topical treatments arent working or youd like to get rid of your acne faster and more effectively, consider an acne reduction treatment.  

Venus Versa™acne treatments use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to heal existing acne-related inflammation, while destroying acne-causing bacteria throughout the layers of the skin. This helps to minimize future breakouts and protect against scarring for noticeably smoother, healthier-looking skin. For the scars that acne can leave behind, skin resurfacing treatments stimulate scar healing by delivering radio frequency energy via microneedling, a technology that creates tiny micro-dermal wounds to promote and accelerate the skins natural healing process. Post-treatment, the boosted collagen and elastin levels correct scar tissue, improve textural irregularities of the skin, and restore a brighter, smoother complexion. 

You can find these, and more aesthetic treatments to keep your skin looking its best, at a provider near you by using the search field below. 

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